Leading steel casting research has been a cornerstone of SFSA for more than a century. The Society’s portfolio of research programs are devoted exclusively to steel castings. Topics are influenced by the various research committees and research is conducted at leading universities with experts in areas like modeling, melting, heat treat, and material development.
SFSA members have exclusive access to research results through the steel casting wiki, technical meetings and the annual T&O conference.
The Digital Innovative Design for Reliable Casting Performance (DID) project is to develop a set of design tools that allow modern engineers to design castings confidently and elegantly. This set of design tools, based on comprehensive property measurements, will allow engineers to create cast parts that are reliable, high performance, and cost efficient for critical DoD and commercial applications.
The objectives of this project that support various levels of design strategy include:
The university researchers involved in the DID program are:
|Research Project||University||Professor||Research Sponsor|
|Effect of Cooling Rate on Austenite/Ferrite Ratio||Iowa State University||S. Chumbley||SFSA|
|Cold Spray||Iowa State University||S. Chumbley||SFSA|
|NDT Development and Evaluation of Variability and Reliability||Iowa State University||F. Peters, D. Eisenmann||DID|
|Digital Surface Inspection||Iowa State University||F. Peters||AMC|
|Welding Process Development||Lehigh University||J. DuPont||DID|
|Heavy Section Austenitic Steel Castings||Lehigh University||J. DuPont||AMC|
|Process and Property Optimization of FeMnAl||Missouri University of Science and Technology||L. Bartlett||DID|
|Intensive Quenching||Missouri University of Science and Technology||L. Bartlett||AMC|
|Development of Cast Carbon Steel for Building Construction||Pennsylvania State University||R. Voigt||DID|
|Material Characterization and NDT Development||University of Alabama at Birmingham||C. Monroe, R. Foley, J. Griffin||DID|
|Cost Modeling||University of Alabama at Birmingham||C. Monroe||AMC|
|Cast Preforms for Forging||University of Alabama at Birmingham||C. Monroe, R. Foley, J. Griffin||AMC|
|Image Analysis for Digital Radiographs||University of Alabama at Birmingham||C. Monroe, R. Foley, J. Griffin||AMC|
|Building Construction Component Design and Testing||University of Arizona||R. Fleischmann||DID|
|Solidification and Performance Modeling||University of Iowa||C. Beckermann||DID|
|Modeling of Reoxidation Inclusions in Steel Castings||University of Iowa||C. Beckermann||AMC|
|Rapid Production Using Additive Manufacturing||University of Northern Iowa||J. Thiel||AMC|