Quantitative Analysis of Grain Size Course 2018
This course is aimed at materials scientists regularly measuring grain size either for process quality control or those researching the grain size development of metals and ceramics. There will be focus on sample preparation, microscopy, manual and automatic grain size measurement. It is intended that delegates leave with a much improved understanding of the correct techniques involved in obtaining reliable Grain Size determination. It will appeal to metallurgists in industry and manufacturing companies across a wide range of skill levels.
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The aim of this course is to guide engineers on to how to use the correct method to determine grain size and properly interpret the results. This course will give you the understanding and confidence to make the correct decision on grain size, taking into consideration limitations and methods involved.
The day will be split into 5 sessions:
Session 1 will consider the sectioning of materials and surface preparation. Why Grain Size determination is important in materials. Standards and their application to specific materials. Importance of correct metallurgical sample preparation, etching techniques for a range of materials.
Session 2 is a practical session and will allow hands-on measurement of example microstructures using a range of techniques including the statistical analysis of data gained. Methods will include measurement by hand using linear intercept, planametric, ASTM Standards and comparison methods.
Session 3 will consider automated measurements including the analysis of more complex microstructures and how they relate to manual methods. Digital image analysis, single phase, multiphase and magnification effects.
Session 4 will look at the optical microscopy requirements. Namely correct Koehler setup, mounting the sample, inverted compared to upright microscope, connecting cameras, c-mounts and magnification.
Session 5 is a practical session allowing participants to see a range of samples with the opportunity to measure their own samples with guidance from tutors.
A number of materials samples and optical microscopes will also be available. Optical techniques used will include brightfield, darkfield, DIC and polarised light microscopy.
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- £250 Member rate
- £280 Non-Member rate
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