Course Dates:
August 20 – 22, 2015

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TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Review Course
August 20–22, 2015 • Warrendale, PA, USA

Thursday, August 20

8:00 a.m.

8:15 a.m.
Introductions and Exam Format Review
Charles White

8:30 a.m.
Basics Crystal Structures, Chemistry, and Phase Diagrams
Dana Medlin
  • Atomic structure, atomic bonding
  • Unit cells, crystal structures, directions, planes
  • Imperfections, strengthening mechanisms, grain size
  • Slip systems, recrystallization
  • Phase diagram basics, lever rule, and equilibrium cooling

10:30 a.m.
Physical Metallurgy of Steel
George Krauss
  • The Fe-C diagram as a model phase diagram
  • Crystal structures in steel (Austenite and Ferriite)
  • Diffusion: effect of concentration gradients, atom type, and temperature
  • Phase transformations and microstructures: diffusion- and shear-controlled

12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Physical Metallurgy of Steel
George Krauss
  • Hardness, strength, a function of carbon and alloy content
  • Heat treatments for ductility and hardness
  • Surface hardening: carburizing, induction
  • Low toughness and embrittlements; fractography

2:00 p.m.
Mechanical/States of Stress
Indrajit Charit
  • Two-dimensional & three-dimensional states of stress
  • Poisson’s ratio & relationship between elastic constants
  • Stress-strain relations & plane strain

4:00 p.m.
Charles White
  • Basic process (raw materials, mold making, melting)
  • Process characteristics (disposable and permanent molds)
  • Product characteristics (shrinkage, distortion, porosity, allowances)
  • Cold work (recovery, recrystallization, grain growth, property changes, in process control)

5:00 p.m.

Friday, August 21

8:00 a.m.
Chemical Analysis Techniques, Metallography Nondestructive Testing
Dana Medlin
  • X-ray basics, XRF, OES, mass spec, EDS, XRD, etc.
  • Flaw, leak, liquid penetrant, mag particle, eddy current
  • Strain gage, ultrasonic, radiographic, etc.
  • Metallographic, microstructural characterization
  • Alloying and hardenability calculations

10:00 a.m.
Erik Mueller
  • Arrhenius behavior and predicting transformation times
  • Creep and high temperature flow
  • Ductile to brittle transition
  • Using standards and specifications

12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Behavior of Composites & Heterogeneous Material and High Temperature Degradation
Indrajit Charit
  • Various composite forms of materials
  • Elastic models in fiber-reinforced composites
  • Composite strengthening
  • High-temperature oxidation, corrosion mechanisms (including metal dusting)
  • Creep-fracture and stress rupture
  • Radiation-induced degradation

2:30 p.m.
Fitness for Service & Life Prediction
Alphonse Hegger
  • Fitness for service
  • Life prediction and modeling
  • Life extension
  • Application of techniques to assess remaining life for local thinning, brittle fracture, plastic collapse, and time dependent damage

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 22

8:00 a.m.
Testing and Analysis
Erik Mueller
  • Failure analysis (including overstress, fatigue, corrosion, embrittlement, deformation, and polymers/composites)
  • Wear mechanisms
  • Interpreting testing data

10:00 a.m.
Corrosion Mechanisms & Environmental Compatibility
Alphonse Hegger
  • General, galvanic, pitting, intergranular, erosion, and microbiologically induced corrosion
  • Selective leaching
  • Environment assisted cracking
  • Hydrogen damage
  • Electrochemistry
  • Environmental testing methods
  • Environmentally assisted cracking

12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Polymers and Strengthening Mechanisms for Polymers
Steven Sopher
  • Polymers and strengthening mechanisms for polymers & reinforced polymers
  • Plastics and polymer processing, standards, and specifications

1:30 p.m.
Steven Sopher
  • Statistical quality control methods
  • Industrial safety practice

2:30 p.m.
Joining Processes/Coatings
Charles White
  • Welding, soldering, brazing, bonding processes
  • Coatings (corrosion & wear resist, cosmetic)
  • Application method (diffusion, dipping, spray, flow, chemical conversion)

4:00 p.m.
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