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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation Spring Seminars
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
Spring Seminars
Presents
Advanced Control for Improving Materials
Processing Capabilities: examples from e-
beam deposition for optical coatings and
plasma spray of TBC and fuel cells
by
Professor Michael Gevelber
Manufacturing Engineering
Boston University
Monday, May 1st, 2006 3:00 - 5:00 PM Materials Research Lab 2053
Abstract:
Improving materials processing capabilities is of fundamental importance to meeting the manufacturing requirements for the
next generation of materials. However, processing problems are increasingly more difficult as we seek to manufacture new
materials, achieve greater control over material microstructure, and meet stringent performance requirements. Our research
is focused on applying a controls based approach to enhancing materials processing capabilities. The results of our real-time
control for e-beam deposited optical coatings and plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings and fuel cells will be discussed.
Optical coatings are an enabling technology for many important applications in telecommunications, defense, satellites, and
high energy lasers. Although electron beam vacuum deposition has been used to manufacture the majority of these coatings,

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics