TMS 144th Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Orlando, FL, USA

15-19 March, 2015

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Granta is exhibiting and speaking at this event

Granta for Education

Granta’s Education Team looks forward to meeting with the engineering education community again at this year’s TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Granta provides resources and support for anyone teaching materials or related topics across the full range of disciplines in engineering, science, and design. We also help coordinate a series of annual Materials Education Symposia, including the upcoming North American Material Education Symposium at The Ohio State University. If you would like to meet with us to discuss materials education topics or find out more about the Symposium, please contact us.

Granta for Education 

Materials Education Symposia 

Granta's Presentation

Granta Speaker: Dr Claes Fredriksson

Session:
Symposium: Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources
Session: Metrics, Design & Policy
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM. Room: Yacht & Beach - Salon 5

Title:
An Interactive and Visual Tool for Sustainable use of Materials in Engineering Design

Abstract:
Sustainability in engineering is an abstract and complex issue entailing both material and energy resources or flows, alongside societal and economic aspects. We describe how a widely used software and a unique dataset of material properties can be used in engineering teaching and industry to enable a rational and well informed response to eco challenges. The CES EduPack and its relative, CES Selector, can be used to interactively select materials from comprehensive databases based on cost, manufacturability, mechanical performance and eco-properties, such as embodied energy or carbon footprint, using visualization and selection tools. Life-cycle properties can be estimated already at the design stage using a so called Eco Audit which also delivers guidelines for improved environmental performance. Case studies and examples demonstrate the technical utility and the Sustainability database is used to show how to support social and resource aspects in teaching and in Corporate Social Responsibility reporting.