Registration Fees

The below fees include attendance to this meeting for two days. 

Student - £20
RMS Member - £40
Non-Member  - £65

An additional charge of £15 will be made to attend a training workshop.  Registration will close for the workshops at 09:00 BST on Monday 19 April.

Event Timings

The main meeting will be on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 13:00 hours until 17:30 hours BST. 

The optional training workshops will take place in the mornings at 10:00 hours BST.  The Novice workshop will take place on the morning of Tuesday 20 April and the Advanced workshop will take place on the morning of Wednesday 21 April.  In order to attend  a workshop you need to be registered to attend the two day meeting.  You do not have to submit an abstract in order to attend this meeting.

The meeting and workshops will be presented live and they will not be available as recordings after the event.

Attendee information

Virtual EBSD 2021 will take place online. You will receive a zoom link nearer the time of the meeting.  Your invoice must be paid in order to attend the meeting.

A pdf meeting booklet will be made available to you.

By agreeing to the terms and conditions of booking you have agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct set out for all attendees at RMS Events. 

Workshop Information

In order to attend this workshop you need to be registered to attend the two day meeting taking place on Tuesday  20 and Wednesday 21 April. The Novice workshop will take place on the morning of Tuesday 20 April and the Advanced workshop will take place on the morning of Wednesday 21 April.

Novice Workshop:  What is under the hood and your EBSD software? What does the data all mean?

EBSD is now a well-established technique in a wide range of disciplines in both the research and industrial environments. In fact, EBSD orientation image maps or pole figures are now, in many cases, standard reporting items for release on product delivery. However, to the new user EBSD can look like pretty pictures, be it in an orientation image map or pole figure, and not the rich datasets they are. In this workshop, we take a look under the hood of your EBSD dataset and the software used to analyse it to explain the fundamentals of your data and how it is presented. Using simple code examples, we will explain how a map and pole figure are constructed, including identifying boundaries, etc. Furthermore, the workshop will explain to you how to maximise the data you get, both before undertaking data acquisition and during its analysis.  

Prof Brad Wynne will lead this workshop. Brad has been working on developing code for EBSD analysis for over 20 years, with many examples currently being used in both academia and industry.

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    Professor Brad Wynne

    University of Strathclyde
    Prof Brad Wynne is Research Director at the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde as well as a member of staff in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has extensive experience in both experimental EBSD data acquisition and development of bespoke code for its analysis. Example codes include beta reconstruction code and macrozone analysis tools for titanium alloys, both of which are used extensively in academia and industry.

Advanced Workshop:  High Resolution Digital Image Correlation combined with EBSD – technique and data analysis

The High Resolution Digital Image Correlation (HRDIC) technique has opened up quantification of heterogeneous displacements within materials, including those from induced by applied load and phase transformations. In principle, the measurement of local shear strain enables one to assess and compare the true level of strain heterogeneity for different alloy chemistries, microstructures and the effect of microstructure inhomogeneity. In addition, recording the shear strain associated with slip traces and combining this information with EBSD-based orientation imaging enables one now to undertake truly quantitative slip trace analysis.

In this workshop the basic principles of the gold remodelling technique for applying a speckle pattern to the surface of a material for obtaining HRDIC data in an SEM is presented. This is followed by a detailed description of the software and its use to obtain the displacement analysis and subsequent post processing and how this data is combined with EBSD analysis. Finally some worked examples will be presented.  

Prof João Fonseca’s group at the University of Manchester will lead this workshop. 

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    Professor João Quinta da Fonseca

    University of Manchester
    Professor João Fonseca did his PhD on the mechanical behaviour of high volume fraction MMCs at the University of Leeds, before moving to the University of Manchester, where he worked on developing algorithms for digital image correlation and on using crystal plasticity modelling to simulate in-situ diffraction deformation experiments. He is now Professor of Mechanical Metallurgy, with special interest on the forming of light-weighting alloys and also does research on nuclear materials like Zr alloys and stainless steel, and on Ni superalloys for aeroengine applications. This research ranges over topics such as (micro-)experimental mechanics, computational crystal plasticity, crystallographic texture, recrystallisation and phase transformations.

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    Dr Michael Atkinson

    University of Manchester
    Michael Atkinson completed a PhD at the University of Manchester studying deformation in nickel superalloys using a combination of experimentation and crystal plasticity modelling. During this project he spent time developing software for analysing data collected from HRDIC and EBSD deformation experiments, which was made available as an open-source package DefDAP. Michael has continued research in the area of texture development and prediction during deformation processing and actively maintains and develops open-source software projects.

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    Dr David Lunt

    University of Manchester
    David Lunt is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester and completed his PhD at the same university, where his studies focussed on comparing the strain localisation in heavily textured and non-textured titanium alloys. He has played an important role in the development of the gold patterning technique for many metals including both corrosion susceptible and temperature sensitive alloys. His current research is on the IL TROVATORE project grant, where the aim is to identify the best candidate ATF cladding materials, and one of the key areas of research is using HRDIC to investigate the strain induced changes post irradiation.

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    Dr Rhys Thomas

    University of Manchester
    Dr Rhys Thomas is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester in the Department of Materials. During his PhD at the same institution, he focussed on the combined use of EBSD and digital image correlation to investigate slip system activity in irradiated zirconium alloys. He is also a developer of the open source package DefDAP, developed for correlation and analysis of EBSD and DIC data. His current research on the MIDAS EPSRC programme grant is focussed on small scale testing of neutron irradiated samples and x-ray line broadening analysis of irradiation damage and deformation.