TMS 2016 Course Offerings
12th Annual Lead-Free Solders and Interconnect Technology Workshop
Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
Avizo 3D Analysis Software for Materials Science*
Characterization of Dielectric Materials for Microwave Processing
Effects and Control of Impurities Along the Aluminum Value Chain
Energy Management in the Materials Industry
Explore CES Software Tools for Materials Related Critical Decision-Making in Industry, Research, and Education*
Managing Technical and Financial Risk in a New Technology Project Environment
Multiphysics Materials Simulations Using the Open Source MOOSE Framework
NSF Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
Practical Methods for "In-Plant" Testing of Carbon Anodes Used in Aluminum Smelting

TitleExplore CES Software Tools for Materials Related Critical Decision-Making in Industry, Research and Education
Part of the Supplier Technology Education Program
WhenSunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST)
WhereMusic City Center
SponsorshipTMS Professional Development Committee
Corporate SponsorshipGranta Design
PresentersJorge Sobral and Luca Masi, Granta Design
Workshop LengthHalf-day, afternoon
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"Instructors provided excellent explanation of framework for phase field and finite elements. Very empowering course."
—TMS2015 Course Attendee
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use CES Selector and CES EduPack, powerful and widely-used computer software that offers comprehensive materials property data and unique graphical tools to support materials decision-making. The underlying database contains information on thousands of metal alloys, polymers, composites and ceramics.

Find out how you could apply this software to support the early stages of design, as well as in eco-design, redesign of products, research, and teaching. Learn about tools for material comparison, selection, substitution, and optimizing product performance, as well as for highlighting and mitigating risks associated with material criticality, regulation, and geo-economic factors. A database development toolkit, CES Constructor, can be used to add your own data. The course will also cover the Eco Audit Tool to assess life-cycle properties and costs, and Hybrid Synthesizer for estimating the properties of structural hybrids.

Attendees must bring their own PC for course participation. A time-limited license will be distributed before the workshop for attendees’ own Windows computers. TMS will e-mail instructions about software distribution and installation up to one week in advance of the course.

About the Granta Software Used in this Workshop

CES Selector is used by leading companies worldwide, research labs, and universities to make optimal materials decisions, as well as to find, compare and visualize materials data. Visit the Granta website for case studies from organizations such as Honeywell, Tecumseh, and Fortune Brands.

CES EduPack uses the same technology, augmented with teaching resources and education information developed specifically for materials education in engineering, design, and science. It is used at more than 200 universities in the United States and 1,000 universities worldwide to support teaching through all levels of undergraduate education.

  • Educators of materials science, engineering, and design can learn how to engage students with visual and interactive tools and resources
  • Researchers who want to access comprehensive materials data and use that data to analyze materials space and compare materials
  • Industrial material specialists and professionals interested in powerful decision-making and materials selection tools
  • Those who want to learn more about the described topics and to get direct experience of how to use them in materials-related applications.
  1. Overview of data structure and content—30 Minutes
  2. Visualization tools for decision-making—30 Minutes
  3. Materials selection methodology—45 Minutes
  4. Specialized tools and case studies: cost reduction, light-weighting, eco design, and adding your own data—45 Minutes

* Software distribution will be handled in advance of the workshop. However, time is set aside on the agenda for troubleshooting or installation for onsite registrants.
Jorge Sobral , has a background in biomedical engineering with a M.Sc. in biomaterials and biomechanics and a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Cambridge. His technical background is multidisciplinary, and he has been part of several successful research projects, particularly in the field of bone tissue engineering and medical devices. Currently he manages the account management team at Granta Design and works with research-oriented universities in the United States, Brazil, and Portugal. He has also been involved in the Materials Genome Initiative in the United States.
Luca Masi, is an aerospace engineer working at Granta Design as a development manager. He has previously collaborated with the French Space Agency on software development for bio-inspired space trajectory optimization and on computational techniques for engineering decision-making at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde (UK). He is author of chapters for AIAA and IEEE books on these subjects. He also has R&D experience in spacecraft propulsion systems. Masi holds an M.Sc. in space engineering and a B.Sc. in aerospace engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), and is completing a Ph.D. in computational techniques for aerospace engineering applications.

Granta Design is a spin-off company from the Engineering Department of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Originating from Mike Ashby’s work and founded in 1994, Granta supports hundreds of engineering enterprises and thousands of educators and researchers worldwide.

Register for this professional development event through the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration Form. Please note that registration for the full TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is not required to attend a Professional Development event.
Registration Fees*:
Before January 8, 2016
After January 8, 2016
* Must be a full-time student at an accredited university to register at the student rate. Copy of valid student school identification card must accompany registration form.

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