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Metal forming

Set of electives offered for the second-year master (M2)

The way a material is processed has an extremely important impact on its performance. How do you process modern engineering materials to control their microstructure and optimize their properties? What novel methods and techniques are available to maximize a materials property balance for a given application? This specific program is designed to address these issues. It covers the fundamental physics that underpin microstructure development during processing of advanced alloys, via deformation, solidification, and powder processing routes. It further provides an overview of advanced processing methods, such as thermal spraying and laser materials processing. This specific program has a direct relevance to the automotive and aerospace industries as well as nuclear engineering, energy and biomedical engineering. Case studies are used to link the fundamental physics to microstructure control in specific processes. The program is made up of three courses units “Solid metal processing: from raw materials to components: physics and mechanics”, “Fluid metal processing: from raw materials to components: physics and mechanics” and “Metal processing: Modelling and numerical simulations”. The two first courses aim at exploring and establishing processing-microstructure-performance relationships of advanced structural metallic alloys. The third one focuses on modelling and simulation tools to metal processing analyse. Students and specialists will use current commercial softwares dedicated to specific processing operations to address their reliability and their relevance but also their limits.

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