Metals processing and properties
Frequency: Once per Year
Duration: One Week
Date of next course: 27th February to 2nd March 2012
Venue: Loughborough University, Keith Green Building and S Building
Cost: £1150 (£1050 for IOM3 and BPF members)
Accommodation: Not included.
Lunches for short course delegates are included, however short course delegates study alongside full-time MSc students and need to organise their own light refreshments outside of lunchtime.
DescriptionMetals Processing and Properties is an intensive course taught over a one week period comprising lectures, case studies, practicals and discussions with lecturers. There is a balance of Masters-level physical metallurgy and industrial practice.
This course is designed for people across a wide range of industrial sectors, dealing with metals and their processing and is relevant to those in industry who need both fundamental and applied knowledge in this field. It is wide ranging and covers a range of engineering alloys and industrial processes. Lectures are delivered by members of academic staff in Materials and from industry, covering both light and heavy alloys.
For further information:
Telephone: (0) 1509 228592
Telephone: (0) 1509 222949
This event has been recognised by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining for PD.
‘Professional development is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional, managerial and technical duties throughout the practitioner’s working life.’
Disclaimer - Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details of this course are accurate, Loughborough University Department of Materials reserves the right to alter the course content and/or lecturers if the need should arise.
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of the properties and processing routes of the most important engineering metals. The course covers fundamental theories of structure and microstructure linked to properties, processing and composition with different alloying elements.
Some of the most important industrial manufacturing routes are examined in depth and complimented by a number of industrial speakers who are all experts in their field. These include, piston design and manufacture, aluminium extrusion and engineering steelmaking.
Specific metals and alloys covered are: Aluminium and its alloys including Al-Li, Al-Ti intermetallics and nickel based superalloys, titanium and its alloys and engineering steels.
The lectures are complimented by practical sessions
Throughout the week and beyond, you will have ample opportunity to clarify issues and discuss your specific interests in one-to-one free-time discussions with the lecturers. Our main aim is to give you the knowledge, understanding and confidence that you need to develop your role within your company.
- Age Hardening
- Stability of Precipitates
- Precipitation Hardening
- Precipitate free zones
- Heterogeneous Nucleation
- Mechanical Properties
Titanium Alloys, including:
- Hexagonal Close Packing (HCP)
- Slip systems
- Deformation Systems
- Production of Titanium and it’s Alloys
- Alloying Elements
- Alloy Classification
- Alloy properties
- Alloy end uses
Piston Technology, including:
- Engine Types
- Piston Function and Performance
- Piston Design
- Materials Selection Criteria
- Manufacturing Processes
- Surface Coating
- Faults and Testing
- Failure Modes
Aluminium Extrusion, including:
- Primary Aluminium Production
- Incorporation of Recycled Material
- Extrusion Processes
- Profile Shapes
- Design Considerations
- Application Examples
- 2D and 3D Die Designs
- Process Simulation
Industrial Steelmaking, including:
- End Uses and Types of Engineering Steel
- Alloying Elements
- Mechanical Properties and Prediction Model
- Primary and Secondary Steelmaking Processes
- Continuous and Ingot Casting
- Nickel Based Superalloys
- Alloying Elements
- Strengthening Mechanisms
- Turbine Blade Applications
Al-Li Alloys, including:
- Commercial Alloys
- Aerospace Application Examples
- Weldalite Alloys
Practical experiments are used during the week to compliment the lecture content and provide real measured data.
Practical 1 – Use of dilatometry to measure and understand phase transformations in steels
Practical 2 – Use of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) to understand the microstructure in linear friction stir welded Ti-6Al-4V.
Case studies relating real-life activities to the lecture content are scattered throughout the week in areas such as automotive piston manufacture and aluminium extrusion.Note: Course information subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
The lecturers are both from within Loughborough University and from industry, all of whom have extensive experience in metals/alloys and their processing and properties. In this way we ensure that the key elements relevant to industry are brought out and developed.
Simon Hogg – Course Organiser and Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. He has held postdoctoral appointments at Sheffield University working on feasibility studies in semi-solid metal processing and Oxford University working on Al-Li alloys for airframe applications. Current research focus is on the use of advanced processing and characterisation to understand microstructural development and properties in complex, novel alloys.
Yau Yau Tse – Lecturer in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. She obtained her PhD degree for studying the recrystallisation texture of interstitial-free steels in Hong Kong. Since then she has worked as a research fellow in the nanotechnology field and on advanced structural materials in both France (University of Poitiers) and the UK (University of Birmingham). She has worked extensively on microstructural characterisation of defects and interfaces using electron microscopy techniques.
Simon Barnes – Owner of SB2 metallurgical services with over 15 years of experience of materials research in the automotive industry.
Kjell Nilsen – R&D manager for BOAL Extrusion and has extensive experience of the aluminium extrusion market and development of complex profiles to meet customer requirements.
Daniel Silver – Process Metallurgist at Tata Steel with responsibility for engineering steel.