National Officers’ Night

Monday, May 12th, 2008

5:45 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Presentation: Materials Issues in Commercial Aircraft Wheels and Brakes

Charles A. Parker, FASM Trustee

Dr. Charles A. Parker, FASM, is project leader for wheels and brakes at Honeywell Aircraft Landing Systems; South Bend, Ind. Dr. Parker joined Honeywell in 1994, and currently is project leader for Airbus A380 wheels and brakes. Until 2002, he was a member of the Friction Materials Research & Development Team, where he made significant contributions to the development of low-cost friction materials, as well as helping to define the mechanisms of surface wear in carbon brake friction materials. Before coming to South Bend, Dr. Parker worked for nine years at AlliedSignal Research & Technology, Des Plaines, Ill. While there, he managed a variety of projects, including: developing oxide superconductors for motor and bearing applications, devising a computer program to estimate the properties of hydrocarbon jet fuels and coming up with a method for estimating thermodynamic properties of alloys. He was also supervisor of the mechanical testing and electron microscopy laboratories. Dr. Parker has a master’s and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s from Stanford University. He is an ASM Fellow and a past chairman of the ASM Chicago Chapter as well as the Notre Dame Chapter.

Meeting Location

ASM International Headquarters

Materials Issues in Commercial Aircraft Wheels and Brakes

Dr. Charles A. Parker, FASM, Trustee (2007-2010)

Aircraft wheels and brakes are a demanding application for engineering materials. With each new commercial aircraft, the demands increase to manage higher loads, higher temperatures, with lighter weight. Each wheel must be capable of supporting nearly 30 tons of aircraft, with a roll life of 80,000 kilometers or more. Brakes must be capable of stopping the aircraft, while absorbing more than 100 MJ of energy. The equipment must function at arctic temperatures of -55ºC, and cope with friction material temperatures approaching 2000ºC. This talk will discuss the performance requirements for wheels and brakes, and how the selection and properties of engineering materials allows those demanding requirements to be met.

Wheels and brakes are manufactured from an interesting array of materials, including aerospace aluminum alloys, high temperature corrosion resistant steels, nickel based alloys, titanium alloys, and carbon-carbon composites. In this talk, I will review the materials of the main components of a commercial aircraft wheel and brake, and discuss how the processing and properties of the material make it successful in the application. For example, we will discuss how it is possible that carbon can be used as a friction material at 800ºC, when it would be expected to oxidize rapidly above 600 ºC. Also, for example, we will discuss how fatigue life is managed in the aluminum alloy wheels, to ensure safe use throughout the life of the equipment.

Zay Jeffries Night

Monday, April 14th, 2008

5:45 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Presentation: The Materials Professional of Tomorrow: A Metallurgist's View
Warren H. Hunt, Jr., Ph.D., Executive Director, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

Warren H. Hunt, Jr., Ph. D

Dr. Warren H. Hunt, Jr., FASM is currently Executive Director of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), where he is responsible for leading the execution of the society’s strategic plan and staff management. He holds a B.E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has served as an adjunct professor at both Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a registered Patent Agent with the USPTO.

Dr. Hunt began his career in 1977 at the Alcoa Technical Center, working in R&D and management focused on new product and process development. In 1996, Dr. Hunt formed Aluminum Consultants Group, Inc., acting as President until 2005, with clients in primary metals, manufacturing, government, and legal sectors. Dr. Hunt has served the metals profession throughout his career at TMS, ASM International, and The Aluminum Association. He served as chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM and was recognized as the chapter’s Outstanding Young Member. He is also a member of Alpha Sigma Mu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. He is an ASM Fellow and received the Aluminum MMC Consortium Leadership Award. He was recognized with two IR 100 Awards, the Alcoa Laboratories Merit Award, and the Alcoa A.V. Davis Award for Team Accomplishment. He holds nine patents, published 50 papers, and edited three books.

Meeting Location:

Sheraton Independence on Rockside Hotel

Map to Sheraton Hotel

The new entrance to the Sheraton is the first traffic light west of I-77 just after the BP Station. You will make a left at the light and then take an immediate left to enter the drive that leads up to the Hotel Conference Center. Enter the main lobby and look for meeting location room on the Hotel locator board.

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The Materials Professional of Tomorrow: A Metallurgist’s View

Warren H. Hunt, Jr., Ph.D.,
Executive Director,
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

Facility Tour - NSL Analytical Services Inc

Monday, February 11, 2008

4450 Cranwood Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44128

www.nslanalytical.com

5:45-6:15 Gathering and Social, NSL Analytical Main Conference Room
6:15-6:45 Presentation, Main Conference Room
6:45 Tour of NSL Laboratories
7:30 Buffet Dinner provided by Sophie’s Catering, NSL Analytical Cafeteria

NSL Analytical Services, Inc.

In business for over 60 years providing chemical and materials analysis, NSL is an ISO/IEC 17025 and Nadcap certified Independent Commercial Testing Laboratory providing reliable and cost effective materials testing and characterization to customers throughout the United States and around the world. In 2007 NSL consolidated the entire lab in a newly renovated 31,000 sq ft building. Their highly qualified staff of experienced chemists, metallurgists, and technicians are experts in testing metals and alloys, plastics and composites, and ceramic materials whether in powdered, solid, or liquid state.

NSL is located at 4450 Cranwood Parkway in Warrensville Heights, Ohio - a suburb of Cleveland. The facility houses the administrative offices, customer service, metallurgical, microscopy, polymer, elemental chemical analysis and composite materials testing laboratory.

Meeting Location

NSL Analytical Laboratory

Directions:

Note that NSL Analytical Services, Inc. moved in 2007. Please note that the new location is off of Miles Rd, approximately 0.7 miles West of Warrensville Center Rd. Cranwood Parkway is right by the Value City Department store. Signs in the parking lot will indicate the entrance to the NSL Analytical Main Lobby.

Call NSL Analytical's main phone number if you need assistance finding the plant: (216)435-5200.

Verbal Directions

NSL Analytics

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Awards Night

Monday March 10, 2008

5:45 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Presentation: Lawrence Hattan – Project Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Program – Brush Wellman Inc.

Lawrence Hattan

Mr. Lawrence Hattan is a Metallurgical Engineer. He currently acts as Project Manager for some of Brush Wellman’s largest orders for beryllium metal. Mr. Hattan’s three most recent projects involved beryllium for the JET fusion reactor in England, beryllium for the guidance system of Trident Missile program, and beryllium for the mirrors on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). His life was spent as a production manager for copper base alloy manufacturers. Ten years ago, Larry Hattan managed the construction of a $117 million expansion project in Elmore, Ohio. That plant expansion included melting furnaces, hot and cold rolling mills, annealing and heat treating furnaces, pickling and slitting lines. It more than doubled the company's capacity for beryllium copper strip products. Mr. Hattan is an active stamp collector. His home is in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Meeting Location:

Sheraton Independence on Rockside Hotel

Map to Sheraton Hotel

The new entrance to the Sheraton is the first traffic light west of I-77 just after the BP Station. You will make a left at the light and then take an immediate left to enter the drive that leads up to the Hotel Conference Center. Enter the main lobby and look for meeting location room on the Hotel locator board.

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Brush Wellman and the James Webb Space Telescope

Lawrence Hattan
Brush Wellman Inc.

Mr. Hattan, Project Manager for the JWST program at Brush Wellman Inc., will cover the fundamentals of the James Webb Space Telescope and will explain how beryllium was made to meet the telescope needs. The presentation will include an animation by NASA on how the telescope will open as it leaves earth and reaches orbit. Brush Wellman has working on the program under the name JWST since 2003 but actually started making experimental material for the telescope in the 1990’s. Just as the Hubble Telescope has become a national treasure, the JWST is destined to do the same. Hearing about the construction of parts for this telescope in Ohio by a Cleveland based company should be interesting to the audience.

2008 Vendors’ Night - Hosted by ASM Cleveland

Monday January 14, 2008

Where: Sheraton Rockside Hotel
5300 Rockside Rd., Independence, Ohio

Schedule:

  • 5:45pm - Social with vendor displays
  • 6:30pm - Dinner
  • 7:30pm - Vendor displays and award door prizes

 

Support your local ASM member companies!

Meeting Location:

Sheraton Independence on Rockside Hotel

Map to Sheraton Hotel

The new entrance to the Sheraton is the first traffic light west of I-77 just after the BP Station. You will make a left at the light and then take an immediate left to enter the drive that leads up to the Hotel Conference Center. Enter the main lobby and look for meeting location room on the Hotel locator board.

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