TMS2018 Professional Development Events

An Introduction to Computational Modeling in Materials Processing

Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center
Process Technology and Modelling Committee
Samuel Wagstaff, Novelis SA; Adam Powell, Infinium Metals; Pratap Vanka, University of Illinois at Urbana; Adrian Sabau, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Robert Hyers, University of Massachusetts 


The scope of this course is to provide a basic introduction to computational modelling as it applies to processing of materials. With advances in materials science, “new” and “old” materials are being processed at higher efficiencies using novel methods thanks, in part, to computational modelling. This course serves as an introduction to modelling and illustrates the various steps required to complete a model, including:

  1. Definition of a problem. This includes breaking a complex multifaceted problem into the least common denominator in order to simplify the model—Definition of boundary conditions and what they mean.
  2. Meshing—This includes not only the different kinds of mesh but also how mesh size impacts computational time and accuracy.
  3. Example models by industrial practitioners illustrating the use and implementation of a model.
  4. Post-Processing of a model—Residual values, sanity checks, and particle tracking
  5. Limitations to modelling (response to the question—Why don’t we just model everything all of the time?)

Who Attends?

This course would be useful for lead engineers/scientists who may not use computational models but would like to understand their use and limitation. The course would apply to any materials processing industry (casting, forging, rolling, heat-treatment, vapor deposition, etc.).


Registering As Advanced On-site
Member $325 $375
Non-member $375 $425
Student $175 $225