Granta Design Workshop, held at the 32nd ASC Conference

Specialized composite data and tools for research and academia

October 25, 1 – 3 pm

Free to attendees of ASC32 and Purdue University faculty.

Full Description and Registration

Program Details

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will access a comprehensive library of materials data; discover tools to help chart and analyze property data; and support better materials decisions using a systematic multi-objective material selection approach.

Attendees will learn how to find technical materials property data (composites, metals, ceramics, polymers) and processes data (e.g., additive manufacturing). The instructors will also show how this data can be used for materials selection in research and teaching activities taking into account conflicting objectives, e.g., minimizing mass or cost and maximizing performance.

CES Selector – used by leading companies worldwide (ex., Boeing, Honeywell, GE, SKF), research labs (ex., NASA, U.S. Airforce Research Lab, Los Alamos National Lab), and universities (ex., MIT, University of Michigan, Cambridge University) around the world to make optimal materials decisions as well as find, compare and visualize materials data.

CES EduPack – teaching resource developed specifically for materials education in engineering, design and science. Used at more than 200 universities in the United States and 1,000 universities worldwide, it supports teaching through all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Who Will Benefit

The following individuals will benefit from attending this workshop:

Professors, educators, and teaching assistants in areas including: materials science and engineering, sustainability, design, mechanical and bio engineering, and manufacturing.

Material scientists and engineers in need of materials data and selection tools for academic and/or industrial projects.

Topical Outline

•           Overview of data structure and content

•           Material property data and visualization tools

•           Interactive hands-on exercises


Dr. Claes Fredriksson and Dr. Joel Galos (