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CES EduPack Short Courses at the
3rd North American Materials Education Symposium
The Materials Education Symposium will be preceded by two days of optional short courses. The courses are led by Professor Mike Ashby of the University of Cambridge. The courses introduce and demonstrate the use of CES EduPack. The theme is "Materials and the Environment"
The Introductory Course is ideal for those who are new to CES EduPack or seeking a refresher on its use. The Advanced Course is for those who have completed the Introductory Course, or are more familiar with the use of CES EduPack—providing tips on its use and covering more advanced features.
Provisional Course agenda
Note: attendees will need to bring their own laptop computers for the hands-on sessions, and will be provided with the new CES EduPack 2012 software.
The course consists of a series of units, each including a short lecture, a software demonstration, discussion time, and a "hands-on session" during which attendees can use the CES EduPack software. Members of the Granta education team will be present to help and to answer questions.
|09:00||Registration & refreshments|
|10:05||Introductions and Agenda Review|
|10:20||The Materials of Engineering|
|11:15||Material Property Charts: mapping the materials universe|
|13:00||Manipulation Properties: chemistry, microstructure, architecture|
|13:45||Eco-selection and the Eco-audit tool: introducing students to life-cycle thinking|
|14:30||Coffee & refreshments|
|15:10||Materials Selection: translation, screening, documentation|
|16:10||Selecting Processes: shaping joining and surface treatment|
|16:45||Wrap up & discussion|
The course will consist of a series of units, each including a short lecture, a software demonstration, discussion time, and a "hands-on session" during which attendees can use the CES EduPack software. Members of the Granta education team will be present to help and to answer questions.
|08:00||Registration & refreshments|
|08:20||Introductions and Agenda Review|
|08:25||Summary of day one|
|09:00||Ranking: material indices|
|10:00||Coffee & refreshments|
|10:30||Objectives in Conflict: trade-off methods and penalty functions|
|11:30||Eco-informed materials selection|
|13:15||Introduction to the Granta Teaching Resource Website|
|13:30||Advanced CES EduPack Databases: standard, aerospace, polymer and eco design|
|14:15||The Hybrid Synthesizer: a tool for design and dissemination|
|14:45||Coffee & refreshments|
|15:30||Wrap up & discussion|
|16:00||Close of main session|
|16:05||Optional session—CES Selector and Constructor in Advanced Teaching and Research|
|16:45||Close of optional session|
Note: attendees will be expected to bring their own laptop computers for the hands-on sessions, and will be provided with the new CES EduPack 2012 software.
Background to the courses
Who are the courses for?
Professors, Lecturers, and Program Directors of university and college courses related to materials and manufacturing. The courses are relevant to the following disciplines: mechanical engineering; production engineering; aerospace engineering; materials science and engineering; industrial and product design; polymer science and engineering; eco-engineering; chemical engineering; bio-engineering; and architecture and the built environment.
What are the courses about?
The CES EduPack package has been created by Professor Mike Ashby of Cambridge University and his colleagues over the past 20 years. Both the resources that it provides and the ideas that it implements are valuable to educators across a broad range of engineering-related courses, and from first to final-year teaching. They have been used to support and reinforce existing courses that use a variety of teaching approaches and texts, as well as in the design of new courses.
At the heart of CES EduPack is a database of materials and process properties, supported by textbook-style explanations of materials attributes and behavior. This provides a rich, interactive information resource that can engage students with the world of materials. The CES EduPack software applies the information in the database, enabling exercises and projects to analyze and compare materials properties, and to select materials for engineering applications. These computer-based learning tools are augmented with Powerpoint lectures, teaching resource books, student projects and exercises, and textbooks.
The course will show, through lectures interspersed with hands-on tutorial sessions using the software, how such resources can assist materials teaching.
Course leader: Professor Mike Ashby
Mike Ashby (right) is Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a world-renowned authority on engineering materials being the author/co-author of best-selling textbooks and of over 200 papers on topics including the mechanisms of plasticity and fracture, powder compaction, mechanisms of wear, methodologies for materials selection, and the modeling of material shaping processes. He is recipient of numerous awards and honours including Fellow of the Royal Society and Member of the American Academy of Engineering.