After completing this online course, you should be able to:
- Understand current structural lightweighting trends and associated challenges
- Gain essential knowledge for critically evaluating emerging dissimilar materials joining techniques for their own applications
- Apply basic joint design principles for improved manufacturability and joint performance
- Implement effective joint performance evaluation techniques for supporting design and manufacture of multi-materials structures
- Historical Perspective on Introducing New Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Automotive Industry (39 min)
- Selecting the Best Material and Manufacturing Process (22 min)
- Modeling of Material Changes during Manufacturing and Integrating those Models to Optimize Design (22 min)
- Advanced Metallic Sheet Materials (18 min)
- Advanced Polymer Composites (38 min)
- Advanced Cast Materials (24 min)
- Summary: What We Have Learned (34 min)
- Longer Term Lightweighting Opportunities (41 min)
Prof. Taub's major research interest is in understanding the interrelationships between processing, microstructure and properties in materials; with an emphasis on mechanical, electrical and magnetic applications. Present research focus is on lightweight structures for land, sea and air transportation applications. Projects include incremental forming of sheet metal and nano-particle additions to aluminum alloys. For polymer composites, his group is studying the effect of carbon nanotube and graphene additions to polymer composites utilizing electrical and magnetic fields to produce oriented particles for improved mechanical properties.
Dr. Taub is also the Senior Technology Advisor for LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) which is a new lightweight metals manufacturing innovation institute. LIFT is a $150M public-private partnership developing new manufacturing processes for lightweight metals (AHSS, Al, Mg, Ti). The Institute is located in Detroit, MI and conducts research on industry-relevant applications with LIFT members from academia, industry and federal laboratories.
Dr. Taub received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from Brown University in 1976, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1977 and 1979 respectively.