
Nanocluster Irradiation Evolution Predictor
20 May 2017 
Predict size evolution of solute nanoclusters in metallic alloys under irradiation.

Shape Memory Alloys: Materials that Remember
28 Jan 2020   Contributor(s):: Nancy Healy, Gary Harris, NNCI Nano
Students learn about a class of materials called shape memory alloys. In particular, they will explore the properties of nitinol a shpae memory alloy. They will explore how nitinol behaves at different temperatures and what applications these materials are used for.

Exploring Factors Effecting Deposition, Morphology, and Thickness of Thin Metallic Layer of Copper
08 Jan 2020   Contributor(s):: Berkil Alexander, NNCI Nano
Students will create thin layers of copper and nickel in an electrochemical reaction to understand how an electric current passed through an ionic solution will result in a chemical reaction which will separate materials.

Radiation in Hall–Héroult Cell Aluminum Smelting
29 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Estimate heat flux from the graphite anode of a HallHeroult cell for smelting aluminum, and discuss uniformity of temperature across the anode.

Floating Bubbles Out of Molten Glass
21 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Balance drag and buoyancy forces to determine the size of the largest bubble remaining in a container of molten glass after a certain amount of time.

Nitriding of an Iron Thin Film
19 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Calculate nitrogen concentration profile during diffusion into a finite thin film of iron using error function and Fourier series solutions.

Iron Oxidation
19 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
During iron oxidation, calculate the oxide layer thickness over time, and compare to the case with 1% titanium added.

Radiation in Electrostatic Levitation
15 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Calculate total power radiated between square plates and a levitated spherical droplet, and discuss heat conduction mechanisms in the droplet.

Multicomponent Evaporation I: Evaporation of Volatile Impurities During Electron Beam Melting
14 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Calculate conversion efficiency for electron beam melting for removal of lead, cadmium and zinc impurities from titanium.

Multicomponent Evaporation II: Evaporation of Alloying Elements from Titanium
14 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Evaluate effects of differential evaporation of titanium and its alloying elements aluminum and vanadium on electron beam melting and evaporation processes.

Decarburization of Solid LowCarbon Steel
01 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Calculate carbon concentration profile vs. time in lowcarbon steel sheet in a decarburizing atmosphere at high Biot number.

Application of Integral Analysis to Semiinfinite Diffusion Couple
01 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Matthew John M. Krane
Apply integral analysis to semiinfinite diffusion couple.

Continuous Casting Hydrostatics
28 May 2019   Contributor(s):: Matthew John M. Krane
A mixture of hydrostatics and the modified Bernoulli equation are used to determine the effect of fluid height in a tundish on the flow rate supplying liquid steel to a continuous casting mold.

Freezing by Radiation and Convection
16 May 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Use radiation and a heat transfer coefficient to estimate the initial rate of solidification of the solid shell at the top of a casting while the temperature in the shell can be considered uniform, then set up the equation for mixed conduction/convectionradiation limited cooling.

Heat Conduction and Diffusion in Alloy Casting
16 May 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Derive temperature and liquid concentration profiles during die casting of a roughly plateshaped alloy part.

Electron Beam Centrifugal Atomization of Metal
16 May 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Use a heat balance to calculate electron beam power required to continuously heat and melt metal as it is atomized, including heat losses from the top surface due to evaporation and radiation.

Radiative Cooling of an Aluminum Cube
09 Apr 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Show that radiative cooling of an aluminum cube is Newtonian (uniform temperature), and calculate time required to cool through a certain temperature range by radiation alone.

Bottom Filled Mold
07 Apr 2019   Contributor(s):: Matthew John M. Krane
Calculation of mold filling times, with and without a constant height of metal in a riser. Problem uses modified Bernoulli equation for the mechanical energy balance and the students are asked to determine which resistances are significant.

CastaBox: Casting Conditions and Macroporosity
07 Apr 2019   Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
An illustration of threedimensional finite difference simulation of heat conduction with phase change and complex boundary conditions, this requires students to adjust boundary conditions to make the top surface of a regular hexahedral "casting" to freeze last, eliminating...

Application of Integral Analysis to Semiinfinite Diffusion Couple
20 Mar 2019   Contributor(s):: Matthew John M. Krane
Apply integral analysis to semiinfinite diffusion couple.