Registration Deadline:
August 11, 2016

Housing Reservation Deadline Extended:
August 15, 2016

Symposium Dates:
September 11-15, 2016

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13th International Symposium on Superalloys
September 11-15, 2016 • Seven Springs Mountain Resort • Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
Online and advanced registration is now closed. Onsite registration is available beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in the Stag Pass foyer. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the registration form PDF and bring it with you. Staff will be available to assist you with your registration.
Use of Numerical Modelling for Research and Development of Nickel-Based Superalloys
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Melting, Conversion, and Closed Die Forging of Superalloys
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The power of the modern computer to implement and develop theory, to access and integrate databases, and to use dedicated software to predict properties makes computing an increasingly essential tool in the field of nickel-based superalloys. This course will describe some of the elements of physical metallurgy used in these models to explain, for example, what makes superalloys strong, oxidation creep and fatigue resistant and follow with a critique some of the modelling techniques currently being applied. Examples include the use of electron theory for the estimation of fault energies, CALPHAD methods for the prediction of phase equilibria and microstructure estimation, and processing modelling methods (e.g., FEM) for the optimization and estimation of manufacturing routes. Emphasis will be placed on describing what modelling can reliably be used for, whilst outlining too the limitations which make their naive use somewhat dangerous.


This course is aimed at professionals with a good working knowledge of physical metallurgy seeking to understand how computer-based models can be applied to superalloys.

Catherine Rae is a professor of superalloys in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, based in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre. Her work focuses on high-temperature nickel alloys, relating mechanical properties to microstructure, the development of single crystal superalloys, oxidation, and the properties of coatings. She is director of the Rolls-Royce Strategic Partnership Doctoral Training Centre currently training over 100 graduate students in three universities in the U.K. She has been a Royal Society Industrial Fellow and has sat on the Royal Society Committee for Science Industry and Translation.
Roger Reed is a professor at the University of Oxford. He has taught previously at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Birmingham. He is the author of the textbook The Superalloys: Fundamentals and Applications, published in 2006. He was made a Fellow of ASM International in 2011.

Registration is now available online or through the PDF Registration Form. The discount registration deadline is August 11, 2016. Note that registration for the conference is not required to attend the short course.

Registration Fees:
Through August 11, 2016
After August 11, 2016
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