Materials Science and Engineering

2023 Workshop on Methods for Three-Dimensional Microstructure Studies

August 16-18, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Bosch Sparks Conference Room (Scott Hall 5201)

The Materials Science & Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University will host a workshop on 3D Microstructures August 16-18, 2023, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Bluequartz Software. The workshop is intended for researchers at all levels and will combine presentations on 3D microstructure science as well as practical presentations on the tools and methods for reconstructing, analyzing and synthesizing 3D microstructures. A particular focus of the workshop is on 3D orientation maps, constructed from EBSD serial sections, transmission X-ray measurements, or synthetic microstructures. Participants in the workshop will learn how to use DREAM.3D, which is a freely available software package that performs a wide range of functions for reconstructions of 3D microstructures, statistical analysis and generation of representative volume elements. The package is tightly integrated with ParaView, which is a freely available visualization software tool. Both of these tools run on all standard computers.

The workshop will consist of three types of presentations. Roughly one third of the presentations will be about state of the art 3D materials research. Another third of the presentations will be tutorials illustrating the capabilities and uses of DREAM.3D. The final third of the workshop will be practical sessions in which you can work on your own project with the guidance of the speakers. These sessions are for those participants who would like to analyze their own 3D data (we will provide data to those who do not have it). So that you can follow the tutorials and participate in the practical sessions, it will be necessary to have your own computer at the workshop.