2002 TMS Fall Meeting: Student Information

October 6-10, 2002 · TMS FALL MEETING 2002 · Columbus, Ohio





Full-time students who register for the conference will pay a reduced conference fee. Student members of TMS receive FREE registration. Full-time students who are not currently members of TMS will pay $25 to attend all TMS Fall Meeting technical sessions and lectures held Monday through Thursday, and will receive one complimentary year of TMS or Joint ASM/TMS student membership! The Sunday evening Student Welcome and Student Night activities are free for all students. A valid student identification card for all students and a TMS or Joint ASM/TMS student membership number for members is required to qualify for the discounted rates.


Students will have the opportunity to partially defray their conference expenses by serving as session monitors. Monitors are responsible for assisting the session chair, recording session attendance, and assisting with audio/visual equipment. All monitors must report to Authors’ Coffee each morning and/or afternoon that they are scheduled to monitor sessions. Monitors positions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. To obtain work forms and a schedule, contact Charlotte Kobert, (724)776-9000 ext. 253, The deadline to submit completed work forms is Tuesday, October 1.


Students attending the TMS Fall Meeting are encouraged to attend Student Night activities, scheduled for Sunday, October 6. This program is annually organized and jointly sponsored by ASM and TMS. Students, faculty, and interested members should note these opportunities! The Sunday evening Student Night activities are FREE to all students.


Sunday, October 6 2002
5:00 PM–6:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Muirfield Ballroom A

Students will have the opportunity to discuss career opportunities that involve materials science and engineering, with engineering and human resources representatives from related industries. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to make industry connections and learn about new career options.


Sunday, October 6 2002
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Muirfield Ballroom

The traditional mixer for students, Young Leaders and members will be held Sunday evening, and everyone is encouraged to display school pride by wearing their school colors! Dress is informal, and everyone should plan to dance and have a great time! Snacks and beverages will be provided, and those who attend will be able to participate in a raffl e for fantastic door prizes! This will be a great opportunity to network with your peers and other TMS members. Select ASM and TMS scholarships will be announced and recognized!


Monday, October 7, 2002
12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Muirfield Ballroom A

Materials Aspects in Light Water Reactors
Presented by:
K. Linga (KL) Murty, North Carolina State University

The complex chemical and radiation environment in nuclear reactors brings out unique and challenging issues for materials selection and reliable performance. The stringent regulations by the nuclear power industry bring out the importance of the materials’ considerations in nuclear power reactors. Thus, studies on nuclear materials play an important role in keeping the current reactors operating safely and are at the same time of prime significance in the design of new reactors. The seven major components (Fuel, Structure, Moderator/Reflector, Control, Coolant, Shields and Safety System) will be briefly described with emphasis on the materials’ selection criteria that will be followed by interesting historical development (primarily by US Navy) of the fuel cladding (Zr alloys) for light water reactors. A summary will be presented on the nuclear materials research at NC State University during the last 2 decades with emphasis on anisotropic deformation and creep of textured Zircaloy tubing, development of current generation of Nb-modified Zircaloys, SCC and pellet-cladding-mechanical interaction (PCI) and mitigating aspects, and radiation hardening of ferritic steels and pure iron with interesting synergistic effects of dynamic strain aging and radiation defects on deformation and fracture behaviors (and the role of Hall-Petch relation). The talk will be concluded with a brief outline of fundamental materials issues that need to be and are being addressed in the context of nuclear power generation and waste management.

K.L. Murty (PhD, Cornell ’70), a professor in the department of Nuclear Engineering and jointly in Materials Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University, has extensive experience in mechanical properties, creep, fracture and life-prediction of structural metals, radiation effects, as well as in NDE and NDT using ball indentation and NMR. Recent emphasis has been on in-situ NMR investigation of the dynamical behavior of point and line defects in alkali halide single crystals (pure and doped NaCl, NaF) and thin foils of Al. In collaboration with the MCNC Center for microelectronics, he investigated the reliability of solders in electronic packaging with emphasis on fl ipchip (C-4) technology for multichip modules. He is an author/coauthor of around 210 technical papers. He was the recipient of several awards for outstanding research including ANS-Mishima Award (1993), Best Paper Award in WCNDT (1996) and ASM-Fellow (1996).

Dr. Murty is currently Program Director, Metals Research at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.

The Young Leaders Tutorial Lecture includes an optional “brown bag” lunch for $25, which should be purchased in advance using the enclosed registration form. There will be no charge for those attending the lecture that do not wish to purchase the lunch.


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