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Join the Notre Dame Chapter - INTERESTING TOPICS IN 19TH CENTURY IRON- AND STEELMAKING

  • 1.  Join the Notre Dame Chapter - INTERESTING TOPICS IN 19TH CENTURY IRON- AND STEELMAKING

    Calumet Chapter Admin
    Posted 03-09-2021 11:53
    March 2021 ‐ Nore Dame's 101st Year 

    ASM Virtual Technical Session 

    INTERESTING TOPICS IN 19TH CENTURY IRON- AND STEELMAKING

    Speaker: .@Richard Rateick

    Date: Monday, March 15, 2021  (EST)
    Time: Login 7:15 PM, Presentation 7:30 PM  

    Duration:  Approximately one hour, questions and answers to follow 

    Registration:  Please contact Rick Gordon c.richard.gordon@gmail.com by 3/12/2021.   

    Meeting login information will be sent to all who register.     

    Abstract: 
    The 19th century was a time of great change in iron and steelmaking. Massive productivity improvements in iron making occurred  starting early in the century with the invention of the hot air blast  for the smelting of iron in the blast furnace. By mid‐century, steel  moved from being a luxury item, made manually and arduously in  puddling furnaces, to becoming a commodity by way of invention of  the Bessemer (Kelly) converter and the Siemens‐Martin or open hearth furnace. These technologies resulted in the building of great  industrial empires. This talk will use historical drawings and  photographs to present this fascinating and sometimes sordid  history along with the chemistry which added science to the art.     

    About the speaker: 
    Richard G. Rateick, Jr., PE is a registered professional engineer in the state of Indiana. He graduated  from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a second major  in Chemistry, and then from The University of Notre Dame with a Master of Materials Science and  Engineering. He conducted materials R&D at Honeywell Aerospace for 33 years. Now he owns REXP2  Research LLC, a consulting and R&D firm, and is an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor at the  University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. Rick's professional interests are in the mechanical,  corrosion, and tribological properties of metals, ceramics and carbon‐carbon composites. He holds  15 patents and has authored and coauthored 46 papers in the peer reviewed literature. Rick is  currently conducting work on electrowetting of nanoporous materials.  He served as ASM Notre  Dame Chapter chairman and was a member of the ASM Technical Books Committee. ​​

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    Rick Gordon
    Managing Director
    C. Richard Gordon Consulting LLC
    Granger IN
    (574) 272-9209
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  • 2.  RE: Join the Notre Dame Chapter - INTERESTING TOPICS IN 19TH CENTURY IRON- AND STEELMAKING

    Posted 03-09-2021 13:49
    The presentation material may be downloaded from: https://rexp2research.com/downloads/.

    Richard G. Rateick, Jr.
    President
    REXP2 Research LLC
    South Bend, IN
    574-252-9294

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    Richard Rateick
    President
    REXP2 Research LLC
    South Bend IN
    (574) 252-9294
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