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Integrating Design, Manufacturing, and Materials Models:
Case Studies of Real Applications
Featured Case Studies and Speakers
Below are the planned case studies and speakers that will be presented during the tele-conference.
Dr. John E. Allison-- Program Organizer, Moderator and Presenter-- Senior Technical Leader, Manufacturing and Vehicle Design Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Case Study: Virtual Aluminum Castings for Automotive Engine Components
John Allison, a research staff member at Ford Motor Company for over twenty years, currently leads teams focused on the science and technology required for low cost, durable components fabricated from cast aluminum and magnesium alloys. A major focus of his work is the development of a comprehensive suite of integrated computational materials engineering tools for modeling of cast metal components. Dr. Allison is also an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan.
John J. Schirra, Manager, Materials Characterization and Service Investigations Organization, Materials and Process Engineering Department, Pratt & Whitney
Case Study: Application to Aircraft Turbine Engines
Throughout his twenty-year career at Pratt & Whitney, Jack Schirra has worked in structural materials and process development for jet engine applications, holding three patents and seven pending in this technology area. He has made significant contributions to the development and utilization of structural materials behavior modeling at Pratt & Whitney, starting with integrated empirical superalloy models and culminating with his recent role as program manager for the DARPA Accelerated Insertion of Materials initiative.
Dr. Paul T. Wang, Manager, Computational Manufacturing and Design, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University
Case Study: Design of Powder Metallurgy Components Considering Processing History
Paul Wang manages research projects related to the development of simulation and design tools for manufacturing use based on multiscale approaches as manager of Computational Manufacturing and Design in the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. Prior to this new endeavor, Dr. Wang worked for Alcoa Inc. for twenty years, leading various materials processing research projects. His latest interests are on the development of robust thermo-mechanical methods eliminating internal and surface fracture of rolled and extruded products, fracture constitutive models, recrystallization front criterion for coarse grain formation, powder metallurgy, laser deposition, and the integration of multiscale modeling in thermo-mechanical processes.
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