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An on-going subject of interest and opportunity as structural materials,
metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are now the subject of an on-line course
available through The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
This course is introductory in nature and provides a comprehensive
overview of MMCs, addressing processing, properties, and applications.
As it is web-based, Metal-Matrix Composites can be taken according
to the student's schedule and without the time and travel costs required
to attend a typical educational seminar.
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
MMCs are increasingly important in industrial applications, such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, thermal management, and wear applications. Many materials scientists and engineers as well as aerospace engineers, mechanical engineers, design engineers, and industrial engineers can benefit from a more complete and up-to-date understanding of MMCs. Metal-Matrix Composites provides this information in a highly accessible and affordable format.
The audience for this course is not limited to working scientists and engineers. Professors may find the course valuable to supplement course work, while graduate and undergarduate students can obtain a useful introduction to these advanced materials. Since the course is presented at a level that is easily understandable to the layman, it is also a perfect tool for nontechnical sales and marketing personnel who require a basic understanding of the design, development, and applications of these materials.
Metal-Matrix Composites comprises six modules utilizing audio, graphical, and text materials. Completion time for the entire course is approximately 8 hours.
- Module 1: Introduction and Overview
This module introduces the subject of metal-based composite materials and overviews key technologies and issues in the area.
- Module 2: Processing
In this module, the processing methods used for metal-matrix composites are discussed.
- Module 3: Properties
This module examines the physical and mechanical properties of metal-matrix composites.
- Module 4: Applications
In this module, a variety of applications for metal-matrix composites—and their associated markets—are discussed.
- Module 5: References and Reading
This module is a guide to (primarily) on-line resources that may be explored to learn more about the science, engineering, and application of metal-matrix composites.
- Module 6: Questions and Feedback
This module enables the student to contact the instructor and ask a course-related technical question, contact TMS, and/or provide feedback via a brief survey.
Each of the first four modules may be experienced in any of three ways:
- Audio playback with automatically queued slides (a recent version of the free software RealPlayer is required). To sample this approach, a free demonstation is available.
- A portable document format (PDF) version of the slides with inclusion of the speaker’s notes (the free software Acrobat Reader is required)
- Individual slide-viewer approach to allow the student to quickly jump to a particular image and associated speaker’s notes.
|ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Warren H. Hunt, Jr., is founder and president of Aluminum Consultants Group, Inc. Established in 1996, this company was created to provide total solutions in aluminum materials technology for today's market. His technical emphasis centers on application of aluminum metallurgy and processing knowledge to analyze material performance, improve product quality, and design new aluminum-based materials.
DR. WARREN H. HUNT, JR.
Prior to forming Aluminum Consultants, Dr. Hunt had a successful 19-year career with Alcoa Technical Center, one of the world's largest light metals research laboratories. At Alcoa, he focused on the conceptualization, development, and implementation of new aluminum alloys and metal matrix composites to meet customer needs in a range of markets. Dr. Hunt served as a core competency leader responsible for integrating materials, product design and manufacturing.
The focus of Dr. Hunt's work, whether it be for automotive, aerospace or any other customer requirement, has been successful implementation of R&D results. His efforts have resulted in eight patents in both the alloy and processing fields. He has received recognition for his professional excellence, among them selection as an ASM International Fellow and two IR 100 awards. Dr. Hunt has lectured extensively in the field of advanced aluminum materials, has published more than 35 technical papers, and edited three books.
He is the past chair of TMS Structural Materials Division, current chair of the TMS Public and Governmental Affairs Committee, and past member of the International Materials Review Committee and the NSF Review Panel for Mechanics and Materials. He is also past chair of ASM/TMS Composite Materials Committee and the Non-Ferrous Metals Industrial Sector of ASM International's Technical Programming Board.
Dr. Hunt received his BE from Vanderbilt University, and his MS and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University.
To register and purchase this course, please visit the Knowledge Resource Center. Or for more information, please contact:
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