Solidification Course 2013 June 2 - 7, 2013 at Villars (Switzerland)
For the twentysecond consecutive year, ESI in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) and the French School of Mines at Nancy, is organizing a solidification course with the participation of renowned lecturers from Swiss, French, Austrian and US universities.
For whom ?
This one-week course held in English is designed for engineers and scientists from industry and research centers who wish to improve their knowledge in the field of solidification. Participants should have a degree in materials science, metallurgy, mechanical engineering, physics or chemistry.
Although the theoretical background of solidification is reviewed, the course is widely oriented towards the application of solidification theories to industrial processes. The macroscopic aspects of the processes (transfer phenomena) are addressed together with the formation of microstructures and defects (microscopic phenomena). Connection between macroscopic and microscopic aspects, such as the prediction of microstructures and defects as a function of process parameters, is also emphasized.
Exercises, discussions, films and computer demonstrations are organized in order to apply, practice and visualize the content of the lectures. Due to the limited number of participants (maximum 35-40), interactions between the participants and the eight lecturers will allow an optimum transfer of knowledge, as was demonstrated during the previous editions.
Finally, private or group discussions can take place during social hours, evenings and Wednesday afternoon in order to treat more specific problems which the participants may encounter.
The Course is following very closely the content of the Book “Solidification” from J.A. Dantzig and M. Rappaz (see www.solidification.org for more details).