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Solidification Course 2013

Villars, Switzerland - June 2 - June 7, 2013

  • 21 consecutive years
  • 37 countries
  • 278 companies
  • 735 participants


The Solidification Course is now a well recognised event.

Dedicated to metallurgists and foundry engineers, this course is orientated towards the application of solidification theories to industrial casting processes. Special emphasis is given to the control of microstructural features and to defect reduction.
This one week course, held in English, is co-organised by Calcom ESI, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne and the French School of Mines at Nancy. The course is taught by renowned lecturers from Switzerland, France, the United States and Austria, including C. Beckermann, W.J. Boettinger, H. Combeau, J. Dantzig, A. Ludwig and M. Rappaz.


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Solidification Course 2012

 

Programme Solidification Course 2013

 

Sunday June 2, 2013
From 18:30 Welcome of the participants, registration
19.15 Dinner

Monday June 3, 2013
08.30 - 09.45 Introduction / Overview of solidification phenomena M. Gremaud
09.45 - 10.15 Break
10.15 - 11.15 Phase diagrams W. Boettinger
11.15 - 12.15 Discussion/Exercises (Phase diagrams) W. Boettinger/M. Rappaz
12.30 Lunch
13.45 - 14.45 Heat and mass transfer C. Beckermann
14.45 - 15.45 Discussion/Exercises (Heat & mass tr.) C. Beckermann/J. Dantzig
15.45 - 16.15 Break
16.15 – 17.15 Nucleation and grain refinement in alloys A. Ludwig
17.15 - 18.00 In-situ visualization of solidification (films) W. Boettinger
18.30 Social Hour
19.30 Dinner

Tuesday June 4, 2013
08.30 - 09.30 Microsegregation J. Dantzig
09.30 - 10.45 Discussion/Exercises (Microsegregation) J. Dantzig/A. Ludwig
10.45 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.15 Dendritic structures H. Combeau
12:30 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Eutectic solidification M. Rappaz
15.00 - 16.15 Discussion/Exercises (Dendrites-Eutect.) M. Rappaz/H. Combeau
16.15 - 16.45 Break
16.45 - 17.45 Mushy zone modeling C. Beckermann
18.30 "Swiss Evening" dinner

Wednesday June 5, 2013
08.30 - 09.30 Porosity C. Beckermann
09.30 - 10.30 Discussion/Exercises (Microporosity) C. Beckermann/J. Dantzig
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.00 Modeling of columnar and equiaxed solidification H. Combeau
12.15 Lunch
Free time (free discussions with the professors)
18.00 Social hour
19.00 Dinner

Thursday June 6, 2013
08.30 - 09.30 Macrosegregation A. Ludwig
09.30 – 10.45 Discussion/Exercises (Macrosegregation) A. Ludwig/H. Combeau
10.45 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.15 Solidification path in multi-component systems W. Boettinger
12.30 Lunch
14.15 - 15.30 Discussion/Exercises (Multi-comp) W. Boettinger/C. Beckermann
15.30 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00 Thermomechanics J. Dantzig
17.00 - 17.45 Modeling examples (Coupling of solidif. phenomena) Ph. Thevoz
18.00 Social hour
19.00 Dinner

Friday June 7, 2013
08.30 - 09.30 Hot tearing M. Rappaz
09.30 - 10.30 Discussion/Exercises (Thermomec.&Hot Tear.) J. Dantzig/M. Rappaz
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.45 Synthesis – Linking solidification phenomena Ph. Thevoz
11.45 Concluding remarks M. Gremaud
11.55 End
12.00 Lunch

 

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