When 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sep 17, 2010
Where 1013 Dow
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Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI)- A Green Alternative


Chipe Keough, Applied Process

The architectural community has become familiar with the term "embodied energy" to define the amount of energy included in the components used to construct a structure.  The engineering community, however, focuses on things like miles-per-gallon, or kJ per hour of operation.  These measures account for the operation of the device but neglect the amount of energy consumed creating it.
ADI is a high strength-to-weight ratio engineering material.  Case studies of ADI engineering conversions will be presented.  The concept of "embodied energy" will be introduced to make the case for its consideration in converting from one material/process combination to another.