October 1, 2019

In This Issue

TMS2020 Announces Plenary Speaker

John Mason, Director, Gas Turbine Products Engineering, Solar Turbines Incorporated, will deliver the all-conference plenary presentation at the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020), to be held February 23–27, 2020, in San Diego, California.

Mason’s presentation, “Leveraging Materials Innovation to Drive Industrial Gas Turbine Performance and Secure a Sustainable Future,” will discuss the increased importance of industrial gas turbines in today’s energy landscape, looking at how materials engineering innovations are driving progress in gas turbine technology development, application, and time-to-market. These advancements, championed by a new generation of materials scientists and engineers, will further enhance and expand the performance and application of industrial gas turbine technology, his abstract states.

This talk will be one of more than 4,000 technical presentations planned on a variety of topics at TMS2020, which has seen a record-setting number of abstract submissions. Other highlights of TMS2020 will include: Registration for TMS2020 will open in just a few weeks, but you can take these two steps today to prepare for the conference:
  1. Make Hotel Reservations. Book at the TMS headquarters hotel or other nearby hotels through the TMS2020 website for discounted room rates. (Remember, by booking through TMS, you help us meet our financial obligations with these hotels, allowing us to keep our meeting costs—and your registration costs—down.)
  2. Apply for a Travel Visa. If you will need a travel visa to enter the United States and attend TMS2020, we strongly recommend that you begin the process now, as the process takes a minimum of three months.
Look for more updates on featured events and short courses—and find out how to register for the conference—in the coming weeks at the TMS2020 website.

Where Will TMS Travel Next?

Mark your calendars: TMS has announced the dates and locations of its next five TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibitions—including for our 150th anniversary meeting in 2021. See where you’ll be traveling with TMS in the coming years:
Plans are already coming together for plenary speakers and co-located meetings at TMS2020 and TMS2021. Visit the conference websites to preview planned events and to sign up for updates on upcoming conferences.

NUMISHEET 2020 Seeks Abstracts

The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (NUMISHEET 2020) is now accepting abstracts. This international conference gathers prominent experts in numerical methods in sheet forming processes and provides a forum to exchange ideas and discuss technologies related to sheet metal forming processes. Technical topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials Modeling and Experimental Testing Methods
  • Friction and Contact
  • Formability, Necking and Fracture
  • Instabilities and Surface Defects
  • Fracture and Damage
  • Numerical Methods
  • Springback
  • Incremental Sheet Forming
  • Roll Forming
  • Innovative Forming Methods
  • Product & Process Design and Optimization
You may also submit an abstract to one of ten mini-symposia planned for the conference. Visit the technical program page of the NUMISHEET website for details.

Abstracts are due November 11, 2019 and must be submitted through ProgramMaster.

Two benchmark problems are also currently planned, addressing the following issues:
  • Prediction of necking and fracture for a selected set of complex deformation histories.
  • Springback prediction of a deep drawn product for a selected set of processing conditions.
Check the NUMISHEET 2020 website regularly for updates on the benchmark problems and other conference details.