From February 27th to March 3rd 2022, TMS held their annual conference at the Anaheim Convention Center & Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA. TMS2022 marked the 150th conference held by the organization, which has been in existence since 1871.
Loewy Institute Graduate Researcher Mahsa Navidirad attended TMS2022 and presented her research, Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Oxide Layer Fragmentation and Metal Micro-extrusion Behavior During Cold Rolling of Aluminum Alloy.
Mahsa’s co-authors for this research include Loewy Institute Research Scientist John Plumeri, Loewy Institute alumni Wojciech J. Stepinowski, Lehigh University Mechanical Engineering Professor Natasha Vermaak, Lehigh University Materials Science and Engineering Professor and Loewy Institute-affiliated Professor Masashi Watanabe, and Loewy Institute Director and Chair of Lehigh University’s Materials Science and Engineering Department Professor Wojciech Z. Misiolek.
The research conducted by Mahsa and her co-authors examined the flow behavior of an Aluminum alloy as well as the cracking behavior of the oxide film covering it when subjected to different roll bonding conditions. Experimental results obtained were then compared to data provided by a finite element model which was designed in DEFORM 2D to simulate the sheet rolling process at both macroscale and microscale.