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ASMI Cleveland Chapter - Meetings

Monday May 16th, 2011

Technical Chair, Sunniva Collins

5:45 Social / Networking Time
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Presentation: Design and Application of Corrosion/ Wear-Resistant Alloys
Dr. Aziz I. Asphahani, President of Advanced Motion Technologies, Inc.

Design and Application of Corrosion/ Wear-Resistant Alloys
The combination of corrosive attack and wear degradation poses challenges to the safe and reliable performance of structural components in numerous industrial applications. The design concept of an alloy resistant to both corrosion and wear is outlined. The role of major alloying elements (e.g., Nickel, Cobalt) is illustrated, along with examples of successful applications in aggressive environments.

Plus, a special discussion on the ASM Materials Camp Programs
The 10-year progress and impact of the ASM Materials Camp programs are presented in terms of results in getting high-school students interested in learning Science and excited about Engineering careers.



Dr. Aziz I. Asphahani is presently serving as Senior Advisor to the "Corrosion Engineering" Curriculum development at the University of Akron and as Director-Fund Development of the ASM-Materials Education Foundation. He is President of Advanced Motion Technologies, Inc. (a Bio-mechanic start-up company). Dr. Asphahani served as President & CEO of CARUS Chemical Co. (1995-2006), following 19 years (1975-1994) in the Specialty Metals Industry with HAYNES International/CABVAL, where he served as CABVAL President, HAYNES Vice President, Director of R&D, and Corrosion Engineer.

Dr. Asphahani's degrees include "Diplome Ingenieur"-Physics from Ecole Centrale de Paris (1970) and Ph. D. in Materials Science from MIT (1975). He holds 8 patents, authored 61 papers on high alloys & corrosion control, and contributed numerous technical presentations at major conferences. Two of his patents won the 1984 VAALER Award and the 1991 R&D-100 Award. His patented alloy, HASTELLOY alloy C-22, has been extensively evaluated as the outer canister material to contain the nuclear waste to be stored in the Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Also, to ensure durability and resistance to corrosion, alloy C-22 flat beams were used to support the seven spokes in the crown of "Lady Liberty", during the 1980's repair of the Statue of Liberty.

Dr. Asphahani is a NACE-Fellow and ASM-Fellow. Dr. Asphahani served as NACE Director-1983, as ASM President-2001 and as ASM-Materials Education Foundation CHairman-2004.

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Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza- Independence
5300 Rockside Road
(216) 524-0700 

Registration


Please register using the form below through noon on May 12th.

You may pay online using PayPal or pay at the door. The PayPal and pay-at-door costs are the same as long as you pre-register. Non-resgistered walk-ins will be accommodated at the higher cost on a space available basis. Registration questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration costs are:

Members & Guests:

  • $25 Pre-registered
  • $30 walk-in/not registered

    Retired members:
  • $15 Pre-registered
  • $20 walk-in/not registered

    Students pay $10

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Technical Chair: David Ellis
Joint Meeting with SME Chapter 3 - Cleveland

5:45 Social/Networking
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Zay Jeffries Lecture

Politics and Errors in Selecting Alloys for Water Cooled Nuclear Plants

"Politics and Errors in Selecting Alloys for Water Cooled Nuclear Plants" by Dr. Roger Staehle

The first prototype nuclear power reactor began operating in support of the Nautilus submarine in 1951 at the reactor test site in Idaho. Shortly after starting, stress corrosion cracking was observed in the stainless steel tubing of the steam generator. This SCC seemed related to the accumulation of alkaline deposits on the secondary, outside, surfaces of the tubes. This accumulation was due in part to the hot reactor water on the inside producing superheated surfaces on the outside surfaces -- a configuration opposite to fossil boilers where the hotter side is the outside. SCC later occurred on the outside of tubing in the operating Nautilus submarine which went to sea on January 17, 1955. While this SCC seemed related to the accumulation of chloride deposits, it was the inside superheat that produced the deposits on the outside durface. These events produced great interest in SCC in water cooled nuclear plants. Studies were undertaken at the International Nickel (INCO) laboratories and at laboratories of the French Atomic Energy Center (CEA). Similar studies were undertaken at other nuclear laboratories. The studies by INCO produced data showing the effect of nickel concentration on the SCC of Fe-Ni-Cr alloys when exposed to a nominally accelerated test in boiling MgC12. Results of this work were published in 1957 and 1959. These studies showed that above 40%Ni these alloys were immune to SCC in the MgC12. At the same time as these studies were published, results from the CEA showed that these high nickel alloys would sustain SCC easily in pure water which was the actual coolant used in nuclear plants. This difference in results produced great controversy. INCO insisted that their results were relevant to nuclear environments and that the CEA data were deficient. Unfortunately, the alloy composition known as Alloy 600 was chosen by the US, France and Japan. This alloy resulted in widespread failure of steam generator tubes and structural alloys as predicted by the CEA results. Virtually all of the steam generators using Alloy 600 were eventually replaced at great cost whereas the alloy recommended by the CEA as being optimum, Alloy 800, was utilized in Canada and Germany with little resulting damage even until the present. The choice of the defective Alloy 600 over the Alloy 800 resulted from a campaign of deception. This discussion is about how these events evolved and how they could have been prevented.

Dr. Roger W. Staehle - Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota and Industrial Consultant.

Dr. Staehle is a former Dean of the Institute of Technology at the University. Previously, he was a professor of Metallurgical Engineering at The Ohio State University where he founded and directed the Fontana Corrosion Center. He is a graduate of the nuclear engineering school at Bettis laboratories sponsored by Adm. Hyman Rickover. His research  interests include predicting the corrosion performance of engineering equipment, stress corrosion cracking, passivity, and corrosion in aqueous environments. His consulting includes work for major international industries and governments in the areas of predicting corrosion performance, corrosion, and the prevention and analysis of failures. Industries for which he consults include nuclear, energy, chemical, petrochemical, food, medical, insurance, utility, construction, transportation and electronic. He consults for governments of the United States, Japan, China and Korea.

Roger STaehle was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1978 and received the Willis Rodney Whitney Award for outstanding contributions to corrosion science in 1980. At Ohio State he was the International Nickel Professor of Corrosion Science and Engineering. He was honored in 2001 by the Metallurgical Society with a full week meeting held in his honor. He is a fellow of the American Society for Metals, The National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and The Electrochemical Society. He has served on numerous boards of directors and has co-founded two companies. He is a Trustee of the Great Northern Iron Ore Properties. He has edited 25 volumes relating to corrosion and has published 160 technical papers. He is a former Editor of Corrosion Journal and of Advances in Corrosion Science and Technology.



Dr. Staehle will also be speaking at the CWRU, DMSE Colloquia on Tuesday March 22. 
"Approach to Predicting SCC from Atomistic Bases"

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This is a joint meeting with SME Chapter 3 - Cleveland

Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza - Independence
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio
(216) 524 - 0700

Registration:

Please register  using the form below through noon on March 17th, 2011.

You may pay online using PayPal or pay at the door. The PayPal and pay-at-door costs are the same as long as you pre-register. Non-Pre-Registered walk-ins will be accommodated at the higher cost on a space available basis. Registration questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration costs are:

Members & Guests:

$25 pre-registered
$30 walk-in/not pre-registered

Retired members:

$15 pre-registered
$20 walk-in/not pre-registered

Students pay $10

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Beer Tasting / Networking Event

 

Beer Tasting & Appetizers from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Come & go at your convenience. Guests are welcome along with ASMI Cleveland Chapter members.

McNulty's Bier Markt & Bar Cento

1948 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(Across from the West Side Market.)

 

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Tuesday April 19th, 2011

 
Free Admission and Free Parking for up to 8 students per accompanying adult. Download and print this flyer for free admission.

Matthew Melis will be presenting his VERY popular presentation "Lessons from Columbia" at 6pm and 7pm. Mr. Melis will walk you through the investigation into the shuttle Columbia accident and in the gripping story of engineering forensics.

Special Traveling Exhibit - Facing Mars. Find out if you have what it takes when you explore the real physical, psychological, and scientific challenges involved in journeying to the Red Planet. Discover 28 entertaining and thought-provoking exhibits designed to fire your imagination about the possibilities that exploring Mars may hold for the future of humankind.

IF the weather is questionable, call Great Lakes Science Center, 216-696-4941, and inquire about the status of the ASM special event. Amanda Brown is the event coordinator at GLSC.

In case of inclement weather call Amanda at 216-696-4941 for event status.

Please register using link below to ensure that we can notify you of any changes!

Lessons from Columbia


On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during reentry, resulting in loss of the vehicle and its seven crewmembers. For the next several months, an extensive investigation of the accident ensued involving a nationwide team of experts from NASA, industry, and academia, spanning dozens of technical disciplines. The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), a group of experts assembled to conduct an investigation independent of NASA, concluded in August, 2003 that the most likely cause of the loss of Columbia and its crew was a breach in the left wing leading egde Reinforced Carbon-Carbon (RCC) thermal protection system initiated by the impact of thermal insulating foam that had separated from the orbiters external fuel tank 81 seconds into the mission's launch. During reentry, this breach allowed superheated air to penetrate behind the leading egde and erode the aluminum structure of the left wing, which ultimately led to the breakup of the orbiter. The findings of the CAIB were supported by ballistic impact tests, which simulated the physics of External Tank Foam impact on the RCC wing leading edge material. These tests ranged from fundamental material characterization tests to full-scale Orbiter Wing Leading Edge tests.

Following the accident investigation, NASA spent the next 18 months focused on returning the Shuttle safely to flight. In order to fully evaluate all potential impact threats from the many debris sources on the Space Shuttle during ascent, NASA instituted a significant impact testing program. The results from these tests led to the validation of high-fidelity computer models, capable of predicting actual or potential Shuttle impact events, which were used in the certification of STS-114, NASA's Return to Flight Mission, as safe to fly.

Matthew Melis, NASA Glenn Research Center

Matt received both a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University and has worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center for twenty six years. His primary area of focus is in advanced finite element modeling and analysis methods including nonlinear and dynamic impact loading. Trained in engineering mechanics, he has been recognized for expertise in actively cooled structures, stress analysis, ballistic impact research, and multiphysics analysis during his tenure at the Research Center. He has worked on numerous aeronautics and space programs for the agency including the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle and NASA's Exploration Program to return to the moon. In the four and one half years that followed the Columbia accident, Matt was assigned full time to working the Columbia Accident Investigation and the Shuttle Return to Flight Program as technical lead of the NASA Glenn Ballistic Impact team. Most recently Matt has worked on landing impact testing of various design concepts for the Orion crew module and is currently involved in a high-temperature materials development program for NASA's Hypersonics Program.

Students must be accompanied by an adult. Please register your group here

 

Directions and Parking


The Great Lakes Science Center is located at 601 Erieside Avenue, at the foot of East 9th Street and the Shoreway (St. Rt. 2) between the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the new Browns Stadium. Look for the OMNIMAX® dome.

From Airport: Take I-71 North to East 9th Street exit. North on East 9th Street. Turn left on Erieside Avenue.

From Akron: Take I-77 North to East 9th STreet exit and stay to your right. Follow signs to East 9th Street. And take East 9th Street North. Turn left onto Erieside Avenue.

From Erie: Take I-90 West (St. Rt. 2) to East 9th STreet exit, turn right on East 9th Street and left onto Erieside Avenue.

From Youngstown: Take I-80 to 480 West to I-77 North to East 9th Street. Turn left onto Erieside Avenue.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Technical Chair: Bradley Lerch

5:45 Social / Networking Time

6:30 Dinner

7:20 Awards Presentation—Swagelok Company & John Lewandowski

7:30 Presentation – Cardinal FASTener Anchoring the Wind Turbine Industry

Denise Muha, Quality Manager, Cardinal Fasteners

Cardinal FASTener Anchoring the Wind Turbine Industry—Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company, Incorporated just celebrated its 27th year of business. Cardinal is the leading domestic manufacturer of high strength, large diameter fasteners that can be found in applications coast-to-coast, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge.

More than three years ago, when the Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company was still focused on manufacturing fasteners for construction projects and heavy equipment makers, an order arrived from Iowa. The buyer asked for specialty fasteners and they needed them in a hurry.

This new customer was a wind turbine manufacturer. Cardinal Fastener’s ability to quickly fill the order helped the company open a new market in the American clean energy sector that is steadily expanding. The company now employs 65 people, 15 more than in 2007. In the last three years Cardinal Fastener manufactured half a million parts for the wind industry, all domestically produced from made-in-America materials. In 2009, President Obama visited Cardinal Fastener and this talk with share some of the highlights of the high profile plant tour.

Denise Muha, has been in the fastener industry for 37 years.  Denise’s career began at the Cleveland Cap Screw Division of SPS Technologies in 1973 as a clerk in the accounting department.   The Cleveland facility manufactured fasteners for industrial and automotive markets at that time.  She was fortunate to have the manager of SPS’s R&D department as her mentor.  This mentorship afforded Denise the opportunity to lead a project team that worked directly with Ford Motor’s engineering group in Dearborn to design and test the “critical engine fasteners” for Ford’s Modular Engine Program.  

In 1994, Denise joined Cardinal as their Sales & Marketing Manager.   It wasn’t long before she moved into the manufacturing side of the business implementing the disciplines required of automotive suppliers into Cardinal’s processes then into quality with those same disciplines.  Bringing Cardinal up to automotive standards and our Lean Manufacturing process gave us the base for our entry into manufacturing fasteners for the wind energy market.

Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza- Independence

5300 Rockside Road

(216) 524-0700 

Registration

Please register using the form below through noon on October 14th.

You may pay online using PayPal or pay at the door.  The PayPal and pay-at-door costs are the same as long as you pre-register. Non-Per-Registered walk-ins will be accommodated at the higher cost on a space available basis.  Registration questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registration costs are:

  • Members & Guests:
  • $25 pre-registered
  • $30 walk-in/not pre-registered

Retired members:

  • $15 pre-registered
  • $20 walk-in/not pre-registered
  • Students pay $10

 

 

The following Cleveland Chapter Award will also be presented on October 18th:

2010 ASMI Cleveland Chapter Outstanding Company Support Award:
Recipient Swagelok Company The Cleveland Chapter Outstanding Company Award recognizes a company that has clearly demonstrated over the years sustained, unselfish contributions to the Chapter and ASM International. The recipient is nominated by the Awards Committee and confirmed by the Chapter Chair.

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