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Systems Engineering Perspective on Alloy and Process Design
Please join us on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, for a HYBRID presentation by Dr. Jaskaran Singh Saini on using SE with alloy and process design.
About the Presentation:
Metallic alloys are vital components of modern engineering systems. In the context of systems engineering, the intricate interplay between alloy properties and application requirements underscores the importance of alloy innovation. Engineers must strike a delicate balance between the alloy’s mechanical strength, corrosion resistance, thermal stability, and other attributes to ensure optimal system performance and longevity. (Full Synopsis below)
Date: Wednesday, 13 September, 2023, from 5:45-7pm (presentation starts at 6pm) Pacific Time.
Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa (San Diego). 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 (Google Maps)
Cost: Free. There is also an optional buffet (Italian food: pizza, spaghetti, salad, wings, etc.) at $5 for members, $15 for non-members.
Remote participants: This presentation will also be broadcast on Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 840 5691 1076
Metallic alloys are vital components of modern engineering systems, finding extensive use across diverse applications due to their unique properties and versatility. The significance of metallic alloys lies in their ability to combine different elements to achieve enhanced mechanical, thermal, and chemical characteristics beyond those of individual metals.
Developing new alloys, however, presents challenges in terms of designing compositions, optimizing processing techniques, and predicting material behavior. In the context of systems engineering, the intricate interplay between alloy properties and application requirements underscores the importance of alloy innovation. Engineers must strike a delicate balance between the alloy’s mechanical strength, corrosion resistance, thermal stability, and other attributes to ensure optimal system performance and longevity. Achieving this balance demands a holistic approach that considers the alloy’s interactions within the broader system framework.
The challenges of alloy development are multifold. The complexity of alloy compositions demands advanced computational modeling and experimentation to predict and validate material properties. Moreover, ensuring reproducibility and scalability in manufacturing processes is crucial for successful integration into larger engineering systems. Collaborative efforts between material scientists, process engineers, and system designers are indispensable to surmount these hurdles and create alloys tailored to specific applications.
Emerging alloys are driving innovation across various industries. High-strength, lightweight alloys are revolutionizing aerospace and automotive systems, improving fuel efficiency and structural integrity. Alloys with exceptional resistance to corrosion and extreme temperatures are essential for energy systems like nuclear reactors and gas turbines. Biocompatible alloys are transforming medical implants, enabling better patient outcomes. Smart alloys with shape memory properties are finding use in adaptive structures and control systems, enhancing their efficiency and versatility.
In essence, the development and application of metallic alloys are intricately linked to system engineering. By addressing challenges in alloy design, processing, and integration, engineers contribute to the optimization of entire systems. The continuous evolution of alloys not only empowers technological progress but also underscores the role of system engineering in orchestrating the harmonious integration of diverse components to achieve superior performance and reliability.
Therefore, as part of my presentation, I will be using the example of different alloys systems to discuss the challenges materials engineers face while developing new alloys for specific applications and how new and advanced manufacturing processes such as Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing and sophisticated advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can help in accelerating the development. I will be talking about this from a systems engineering perspective where I will discuss about alloy and process design keeping certain applications in mind.
PRESENTER Dr. Jaskaran Singh Saini
Jaskaran Singh Saini is a Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, San Diego. He has a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Oregon State University (OSU) and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shiv Nadar University, India. Jaskaran’s research interests include an ever-expanding range of topics such as additive manufacturing, high-throughput alloy development, materials discovery, processing and characterization, friction stir processing and corrosion to name a few.
As part of his PhD, Jaskaran worked on the development of rare-earth and precious-metal free Copper and Hafnium-based metallic glasses (MGs). He set two world records by producing the world’s largest Copper and Hafnium-based MGs, surpassing the previous record by a substantial margin. As a Postdoc, he is currently working on a U.S. Army sponsored project on high-throughput materials discovery for extreme conditions along with other projects sponsored by General Electric and Apple on alloy development using additive manufacturing.
Jaskaran has two patents, twelve peer-reviewed articles in top international journals, one conference paper and two poster presentations to his name. He has taught over 1500 students as a graduate teaching assistant for several graduate and undergraduate courses at OSU and enjoys mentoring students on a regular basis. As a graduate student at OSU, he has received numerous awards and fellowships including the MIME Excellence Award, Samuel and Violet Graf Fellowship, Materials Science Fellowship, and the Delson Bridge to the Future Fund Award. Jaskaran is also an active peer reviewer for a number of reputed international journals. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, dancing, composing music, reading, acquiring new skills, and enjoying the outdoors.
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