Thermo-Calc Software Inc.
Date and Time: December 9, 2:00 pm ET
Event Title: Solving Corrosion Challenges with Integrated Computational Materials Modeling
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rule, Applications Team, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.
For more than 20 years, tools based on CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams) have been used to accelerate materials design and process improvement. CALPHAD is a phenomenological approach for calculating/predicting thermodynamic, kinetic, and other properties of multicomponent materials systems. It is based on describing the properties of the fundamental building blocks of materials, starting from pure elements and binary and ternary systems. With extrapolation from the binary and ternary systems, CALPHAD predicts the properties of higher order alloys and their behavior in various environments.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the CALPHAD approach, including:
- How CALPHAD-based tools can be used to model corrosion from a perspective of understanding the processes
- How it can improve the corrosion resistance and life of materials and enhance the safety and sustainability of assets
- How more corrosion-resistant materials can be developed or deployed by gauging the susceptibility of materials to corrosion during the materials design and selection stage
- Examples of how CALPHAD-based tools have been used to solve corrosion-related challenges in industry and research
Jim earned his Ph.D. in welding engineering from The Ohio State University. His work focused on susceptibility of materials to hydrogen assisted cracking in subsea oil and gas equipment. Jim currently works at Thermo-Calc Software Inc in sales and support. Previously Jim was with BP as the materials, welding, and corrosion engineer for offshore projects in Trinidad and Tobago.