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MC112 - Materials and Design for High Temperatures

MC112 - Materials and Design for High Temperatures

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Milano, ITA
Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

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Design for elevated and high temperature service requires specific measures for materials to maintain its integrity over long service periods.  This two-day MasterClass provides insight into important aspects of performance of materials and its relation to design and residual life assessments of components.  Presented in two parts, the class will address two main topics, which include "Structural Materials and Damage in Elevated and High Temperature Applications" on day one, and "Design and Lifetime Assessments of Components Exposed to High Temperatures" on day two.  

Materials and material qualities, which can be used at higher temperatures is discussed in detail, as well as damage development under creep and fatigue loading (crack initiation and crack propagation).  Consideration of high temperature design rules and code related aspects of high temperature design will be discussed with practical examples. 

Upon completion, attendees will be able to
 - Use high temperature materials data for design (time dependent allowable stresses)
 - Identify damage occurring at elevated and high temperatures
 - Assess damage evolution under creep, fatigue and its interactions
 - Design for high temperature service and creep-fatigue interactions

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Who Should Attend
This MasterClass is an essential resource for design engineers, materials engineers, fabrication, installation and construction engineers, consultants and authorities for boiler, piping, turbomachinery, and advanced nuclear plants.  The course addresses individuals with intermediate knowledge level on materials and strength of materials being interested in a general understanding of high temperature materials properties and design for high temperature service.

Special Requirements
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of structural materials, strength of metals and alloys, classification of loads and determination of stresses, and stress allowables.

Venue information

  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC112
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Wolfgang Hoffelner is currently the Managing Director of RWH consult LLC, a Swiss-based consulting entity for materials and energy-related consultancy. Prior to consulting, he was manager of the High Temperature Materials project at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute, and Senior Lecturer for High Temperature Materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (since 1986). Wolfgang also worked at ABB (formerly BBC), where he held different positions ranging from Research Scientist, Group Leader in the Laboratory, and Head of Section Mechanics and Materials for Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle Plants.

In 1990, Wolfgang joined the Swiss Company MGC-Plasma Inc. as a Board member where he was responsible for technology of metallurgical and environmental applications of thermal plasma. Wolfgang is currently an active member of various ASME Code committees, ASM and TMS. He has published a book on Materials for Nuclear Plants and more than 150 papers in scientific and technical books and journals. He is a contributing member to various ASME Code committees, including ASME Section III, Construction of Nuclear Power Plants.
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