ASM Cleveland March 2017 Meeting


“Listen to the Steel” – Tuesday March 14th 2017

Joint Meeting with Cleveland AWS


Dear Members and Friends of the ASM Cleveland Chapter,

Join us Tuesday March 14th for a joint technical meeting with the Cleveland AWS Chapter


Registration link:  Meeting Registration Link

** Please note this is a Tuesday Meeting**


Guest Speaker:      

Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., Manager, Engineering Services and Welding Design Consultant, The Lincoln Electric Company


Lecture Title:

“Listen to the Steel- Learning from Failures”



5:45 Social and Networking

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Speaker


Meeting Location:

Toscana Party Center

4972 E 71st St

Cleveland, OH 44125


To ensure your attendance please register by noon on Thursday March 9th using the registration link above or through the Chapter’s website.


Speaker Bio

As the horse whisperer listens and watches while he tames a colt, so the welder hears the metal and sees the action in the welding puddle. But before striking the arc, did he see the weld preparation and the position of the pieces, understand the metal properties, allow for heating and cooling among other steps? “Listen to the Steel” summarizes a welder’s function to achieve good welded connections. Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., Manager, Engineering Services and Welding Design Consultant, The Lincoln Electric Company, will talk to the Cleveland Section members at the March 14 meeting about how to “Listen to the Steel” or, “Learning from Failures.” It has been said that more is learned from failures than from successes. In this presentation, failures of welded connections from a variety of industries are examined, with a focus on the principle causation of the failure. In some ways, the features left behind on fractured surfaces can be viewed as the steel’s attempt to tell us what went wrong, and thus, the failure analysist needs to learn to “listen to the steel," that is, to understand the significance of those features. Dr. Miller, a recognized authority on the design and performance of welded connections, is a popular speaker on the subject and has lectured around the world. He publishes frequently and on three occasions, earned the Silver Quill Award of the American Welding Society (AWS) for the excellence of his published work. In 2001, he received the American Institute of Steel Construction's T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, in 2005, the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2015 was named an AWS Fellow. He became the 8th recipient of the AISC Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence in 2016. He has authored and co-

authored texts and chapters of many handbooks, including the AISC Design Guide on Welding and the Mark’s Handbook of Engineering, 11th Edition. He has appeared as a subject expert on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. Dr. Miller earned a B.S. degree in Welding Engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, an M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from LeTourneau University in 1997. He is the immediate past Chair of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Code Committee. He was the first Chair of the Seismic Welding Subcommittee and is a former co-chair of the AASHTO-AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code Committee. His current technical involvement includes membership on the AWS D1 committee, the AWS Technical

Activities Committee, and the AISC Specification Committee. He also serves as an AWS Director-at-Large. He is a Professional Engineer, Certified Welding Inspector and Qualified Welder. Duane draws from years of experience to expand our knowledge of joining metal. Whether you weld everyday, design weldments, supervise a fabrication shop, research in a metallurgical lab, or sell or service welding equipment adding knowledge of joining steel can increase your value to an employer or a customer.