6th Lead-Free Solder and Technology Workshop
Sunday, February 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The focus of this workshop will be on new solder alloy compositions and their phase stabilities, as well as the impact of microalloying on solder joint microstructure and mechanical performance. The organizers want to create an industry roadmap for Pb-free solder technology in high reliability and consumer electronic packaging and interconnections, with current industry needs and concerns serving as a driving force for research. [LEARN MORE]
ANSWER/MRI Tutorial Series: Neutron and Synchrotron Scattering 101 for Structural Materials Researchers
Sunday, February 14, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The application of neutron and synchrotron scattering in the study of engineering materials has becomes increasingly important because of its unique ability to provide microscopic information about the microstructural features and mechanical behaviors of advanced materials and composites.
Bauxite Residue and Disposal Database (BRaDD) Workshop
Sunday, February 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
BRaDD is a freely available database collating all public information on bauxites, their processing and the subsequent production of residue. The current information content of the database is only a fraction of that possible.
Managing Smelter Operations in Turbulent Times – Cost Optimization
Sunday, February 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This course focuses on the elements most important in maintaining a smelter in a difficult economic period and preserving its ability to resume full production in optimum conditions when the market recovers. [LEARN MORE]
Process Modeling: Spreadsheets and Beyond–Computational Techniques for Making and Using Material and Heat Balances
Sunday, February 14, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
Do you have an accurate mass and energy balance for your process? Are you able to quickly calculate the effect of changes that could save energy and/or make the process more efficient? This course will examine calculation options for engineers pursuing process changes that can unleash the greatest probability of saving both material and energy. [LEARN MORE]
Shutdown and Restart of Aluminum Potlines
Sunday, February 14, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This course aims at discussing both how to shut down the pots with the purpose of restarting them again in the future, and the restarting. This may cause serious challenges with respect to not only the restarting procedures and work practices, but also possible cathode damage and the risk of significantly reduced pot life." [LEARN MORE]
Tutorial on "Nanoscale Computational Materials Science"
Sunday, February 14, 1 to 5 p.m.
This tutorial will explore current state-of-the art approaches in computational materials science that are most suitable for modeling mechanical properties. Particular emphasis will be placed on what types of computational approaches are suitable for specific problems. [LEARN MORE]