OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

OOF Workshop, June 21-22, 2001

Lecture Room B, Building 101 (Note room change!)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Sponsored by the NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science.

Sessions both days begin at 9AM.

Workshop Purpose

The workshop will bring together OOF users, potential OOF users, and OOF developers to explore a variety of issues of fundamental importance to improving the paradigm of determining physical properties from material microstructures. The workshop will examine four questions:

1) How are people currently using OOF?
2) How do they hope to use it in the future?
3) What enhancements to OOF will be most useful to the materials research and development community?
4) How can we more effectively promote OOF to the materials community, so that mission critical problems can be more readily addressed?


Thursday Morning: Introductory Session, 9:00 AM

A session on the Object-Oriented Finite Element (OOF) philosophy for microstructural simulations, what the code is now, and plans for the future.

9:00 Welcome & CTCMS Introduction Jim WarrenCTCMS, NIST
9:05 Introduction & Workshop Goals Ed FullerCeramics, NIST
9:15 Introduction to OOF Steve Langer ITL, NIST
9:45 Discussion
10:00 OOF2 Plans & Progress Andrew Reid CTCMS, NIST
10:30 Discussion
10:45 Break
11:00 Myriad Uses Craig Carter MIT
11:30 Discussion
11:45 3-D Meshing Panos Charalambides Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Lunch, NIST Cafeteria

Thursday Afternoon: Project Session

A session for OOF users and potential users, discussing what they have done and/or what they would like to do.

13:45 OOF Research at Ford Research Lab Alex Bogicevic Ford Research Lab
14:00 Thermal Conductivity Simulations for TBC's Jim Ruud GE CRD
14:20 Microstructure-Properties Correlation for Thermal Spray TBC's Matthias Oechsner Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
14:30 Overview of OOF Research at ORNL Chun-Hway Hsueh Oak Ridge National Laboratory
14:40 Discussion
15:00 OOF Research in Polymers Martin Chiang Polymers, NIST
15:15 Piezoelectricity and Beyond Edwin Garcia MIT
15:35 OIM-2-OOF code Venkata Vedula Sandia National Laboratories
15:45 Discussion
15:55 Break
16:10 Residual Stresses in Ceramics Yi Fang Univ. of Houston
16:25 Microcracking in Alumina/Aluminium Titanate Susan Galal Yousef TU-Darmstadt
16:35 Thermomechanical stresses in composites Nik Chawla Arizona State University
16:50 Marceling Effects on Layered
Composite Deformation
Venkata Vedula UTRC
16:55 Discussion
17:10 Zebulon: Object-Oriented, Finite Element Software for Material Behavior Development Alan C. Mueller Northwest Numerics, Inc.
17:20 Elle: Microstructure Modelling
of Geological Materials
Lynn Evans Monash University
17:25 Thermal Degradation of Marble Thomas Weiss Georg August Universität
17:45 Discussion
18:00 to Dinner

Friday Morning

Additional 5 to 10 minute slots for anyone.

Development Session

A session on what enhancements to OOF will be most useful to the materials R&D community, and how we can more effectively promote OOF to address the technical issues of the community.

At all stages, active participation from the attendees is encouraged, with time available for any short presentation, e.g., areas where OOF might have impact on an industry's R&D.

Friday Afternoon

A short hands-on OOF tutorial.

13:00 Tutorial Overview Mark R. Locatelli Ceramics, NIST
13:30 Hands-on instruction Mark Locatelli, Ed Fuller, Steve Langer, et al.
17:30 Workshop ends