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Sign Up for Alerts for Two New TMS Studies

TMS is currently working with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) on two new studies for the materials community that look at how to verify and validate computational models and how to best use advanced computational and data science tools.

Verification & Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials is a new project organized by TMS on behalf of the NSF. The goal of this project is to chart a course for widespread adoption of robust verification and validation (V&V) models among computational modelers and experimentalists in mechanics and materials science and engineering, while also taking advantage of the foundation that has already been laid in V&V in a variety of communities. A group of internationally recognized researchers and thought leaders on the topic will gather later this month for a special workshop to discuss V&V issues, and that discussion will serve as the basis for the final report. The intent is for these tactical recommendations to start galvanizing the community and provide staging points for future efforts that can advance strong progress in implementing widespread experimental validation and mathematical verification of computational models related to the mechanics of materials.

As this project begins, TMS is putting the finishing touches on the Core Knowledge and Skills for Effective Use of Advanced Computation and Data in Materials and Manufacturing study, with the final report scheduled for release in September 2018. TMS, on behalf of the NSF, convened leading researchers and practitioners in materials science and engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines for a one-day workshop, held concurrently with the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in March. These leaders sought to define core knowledge and competencies essential to the use of advanced computation and data science tools in fundamental materials and manufacturing research. Developed as a roadmap for enhanced education and training activities, the Core Knowledge report is intended to empower both current researchers and the future science and engineering workforce. 

Be among the first to know when these studies are available for free download by signing up for updates through the study websites.

TMS has a strong and growing portfolio of such technology studies and workshops with robust and impactful final reports. (The most current three reports have been uniquely downloaded for a total of more than 6,450 times.) All of these TMS reports can be freely downloaded through the TMS Studies web page

TMS Offers a Pair of Additive Manufacturing Workshops at MS&T18

TMS will hold five workshops and courses in conjunction with the Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T18) conference and exhibition in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, October 14. TMS’s offerings this year include two courses on additive manufacturing topics—a highly popular introductory course and a hands-on follow-up course.

More than 325 individuals have already participated in TMS’s Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop since its debut at the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. This introductory workshop helps to familiarize participants with current additive manufacturing (AM) processes; AM practice for metals, polymers, and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities. Scheduled for Sunday afternoon, this workshop is designed for those in the materials community who have some familiarity with AM processes, but want to learn more.

An ideal follow-up program for those who have already taken the AM introductory course, the Hands-On Additive Manufacturing Workshop, scheduled for Sunday morning, offers a highly interactive hands-on demonstration of additive-related processes that will help participants connect theory with application. This workshop will be held offsite at the EWI + Fabrisonic facility in Columbus, Ohio, which will give participants the opportunity to not only see but also touch, smell, and hear the various processes in action and observe the construction of relevant parts being built. Those who are interested in additive manufacturing technologies, but who lack machine experience, will benefit the most from this program, regardless of career level or background.

Because one course is held in the morning and one in the afternoon, attendees are welcome to sign up for both courses for a full-day immersion in additive manufacturing technologies. You can register for any of these courses through the MS&T18 registration form.

In addition, TMS is planning three full-day courses at MS&T18:

• Corrosion: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Characterization, and Testing
• Emerging Technologies for High-Temperature Applications
• Characterization of Material and Energy Device with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

All TMS workshops and courses are led by world-class instructors and designed to help attendees further enhance their technical and professional skills.


TMS to Host MetFoam 2019

For the first time, TMS will act as host to the 11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019) in August 2019. MetFoam is a cross-disciplinary, international technical meeting focused on the production, properties, and application of lightweight porous/cellular materials. Held every two years, the last two installments in the conference series, MetFoam 2017 and MetFoam 2015, were held in Nanjing, China, and Barcelona, Spain, respectively.

MetFoam conferences are designed for scientists and engineers working on lightweight porous/cellular metals, as well as those studying their production, properties, and application. Topics planned for this year’s meeting include:

  • Fabrication by conventional and novel methods including additive manufacturing
  • Characterization
  • Properties of compressed and un-compressed foam
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Other Properties
  • Design of porous metals, metallic foams, and lattice structures
  • Fluid, heat, and mass transfer
  • Porous biomaterials
  • Nanoporous metals
  • Industrial applications of porous metals and metallic foams
MetFoam will be held August 20–23, 2019, in Dearborn, Michigan. Mark your calendars now and sign up through the conference website to receive updates on the event. A call for abstracts will open soon.



New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale: What’s in your Toolbox?,” Megan J. Cordill and Christopher R. Weinberger

Data-Driven Materials Investigations: The Next Frontier in Understanding and Predicting Fatigue Behavior,” Ashley D. Spear, et al.

Data-Driven Correlation Analysis Between Observed 3D Fatigue-Crack Path and Computed Fields from High-Fidelity, Crystal-Plasticity, Finite-Element Simulations,” Kyle D. Pierson, Jacob D. Hochhalter, and Ashley D. Spear

Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I,” Jinichiro Nakano

Validation of the Physical Simulations of a Stirred Molten Metal Using Particle Image Velocimetry Data,” Agnieszka Dybalska, Dmitry G. Eskin, and Jayesh B. Patel

Polymer Matrix Composites,” Nikhil Gupta and Mrityunjay Doddamani

Damascus Steel Revisited,” J.D. Verhoeven, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Co-Precipitation Synthesis and Characterization of SrBi2Ta2O9 Ceramic,” Mohamed Afqir, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Numerical Investigations of the Effects of Substitutional Elements on the Interface Conditions During Partitioning in Quenching and Partitioning Steels,” Steve Gaudez, et al.

Soldering of Mg Joints Using Zn-Al Solders,” Tomasz Gancarz, et al.

Effect of Steel Galvanization on the Microstructure and Mechanical Performances of Planar Magnetic Pulse Welds of Aluminum and Steel,” M.-N. Avettand-Fènoël, et al.

Spinodal Decomposition in Functionally Graded Super Duplex Stainless Steel and Weld Metal,” Vahid A. Hosseini, et al.

Deformation-Induced Microstructural Banding in TRIP Steels,” S. Celotto, et al.

The Influence of Annealing Temperature and Time on the Formation of δ-Phase in Additively-Manufactured Inconel 625,” M.R. Stoudt, et al.

The Influence of the Support Structure on Residual Stress and Distortion in SLM Inconel 718 Parts,” Tatiana Mishurova, et al.