Coffee Talk - "Numerical simulation of metal forming processes for the evaluation of microstructures and the optimization of the process", by Emilio Salsi

Published: 28/02/2017

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. Time: 15h

Place: O.C. Zienkiewicz Conference Room, C1 Building, UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona.


In metal forming processes, such as casting and additive manufacturing, the mechanical properties of the final product strongly depend on the alloy microstructures. Process parameters, cooling condition and chemical composition influence the formation of local microstructure in terms of shape, dimension and fraction of phases. Different tools of numerical simulation for metal forming processes will be presented, including thermal models of solidification and models of microstructure formation during solidification and solid state transformations.


Emilio Salsi, Post Doc Researcher at CIMNE. Salsi is a researcher in the field of Casting Technology and other Industrial Forming Processes. He obtained a master degree in mechanical engineer in 2010 at University of Bologna (UNIBO) in Italy. In 2011 he started to work as Research Fellow at CIRI-MAM (Interdepartmental Center of Industrial Research - Materials and Advanced Manufacturing) at UNIBO, working in collaboration with foundries and mechanical industries in the field of characterization, simulation and optimization of casting processes. In 2015 he obtained his PhD in mechanic and advanced sciences of engineering at UNIBO, focusing in metallurgy, solidification and simulation of ductile iron casting processes.