Manipulating Properties: Material and process trajectories on property charts

with Dr. Hugh Shercliff, Senior Lecturer in Materials,
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Property charts generated with CES EduPack can help engineering students to understand how the properties of materials depend on their composition, microstructure, and architecture. The differences in properties between material classes can be rationalised, highlighting those properties that give most scope for manipulation—by changing composition and process history. The resulting changes are shown on property charts as "composition and process trajectories", neatly illustrating the effects on pairs of properties relevant to important design contexts (e.g., modulus-density, strength-toughness)

Dr. Hugh Shercliff speaking at this year's Materials Education SymposiumOn Tuesday, May 28, Hugh will demonstrate how the concept applies to all material classes, and is readily extended beyond mechanical properties. He will also show how the approach has been used in a laboratory on heat treatment of steels. A range of worked examples in CES EduPack will be demonstrated, using the facilities in EduPack to define custom subsets, and to colour-code groups of materials.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 


CES EduPack is now used at over 800 universities and colleges worldwideWho should join the web seminar?

Professors, Lecturers, and Program Directors of university and college courses in areas including: sustainability, design, civil engineering; mechanical engineering; eco engineering; architecture; manufacturing; production engineering; and materials science and materials engineering.

Past CES EduPack users—if you have not tried the software recently, now is a great time to take another look! See the major developments to the software and associated data in recent years.

This web seminar is not appropriate for students.


About CES EduPack

CES EduPack is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs in all years of undergraduate study and in postgraduate teaching, CES EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource. Join this short webseminar to see it in action and put your questions to both our guest speaker and Granta's education team.

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CES EduPack is usually used as a cross-disciplinary resource to support materials teaching in almost all fields of engineering, materials science, design, processing and sustainability


About the Presenter

Hugh Shercliff is Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and Director of Studies in Engineering at Girton College, Cambridge. He researches in areas including thermomechanical process modelling and knowledge management, design and manufacturing, sustainability and process selection, and resources for materials and design teaching. He is co-author, with Mike Ashby and David Cebon, of the textbook "Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design".