Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS Scientific Computation Seminar Series

Sessions will normally be held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

This seminar series focuses on scientific computation for APS experiments. The series focuses on advanced software and computing infrastructure for analysis, reduction, reconstruction, and simulation. It provides an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art computational techniques and tools and how they are being applied to science at the APS. It will start with talks from Argonne staff who are working on projects in collaboration or in support of APS science.

Next Seminar:
Title: Data Challenges in Ultrafast X-Ray Imaging:  Additive Manufacturing and Beyond
Presenters:  Tao Sun, Physicist, X-Ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Jin Wang, Senior Physicist, X-Ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 401/A1100

At the APS, ultrafast and high-speed x-ray imaging and scattering on 100-ps temporal scales has brought a revolutionized tool to the scientific and engineering communities interested in studying highly transient phenomena.  One of the applications of the unique imaging technique is visualizing additive manufacturing processes.  Additive manufacturing (AM, a.k.a. 3D printing) refers to a suite of transformative technologies that build three-dimensional objects by adding materials layer by layer based on digital design.  Metal AM has found many applications in the fields of biomedical, aerospace, automobile, and defense.  Despite the multitude of the applications, a precise control of microstructures and properties of additively manufactured products remains challenging owing to the extreme thermal conditions involved in metal AM.  At the APS, we are tackling this problem by using high-speed x-ray imaging to in situ probe the metal AM processes.  We demonstrated that many important physical processes, including melt pool dynamics, powder spattering ejection, and rapid solidification, can be studied quantitatively with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions.  One the other experiment front, the ultrafast and high-speed imaging method has been applied to understand highly transient phenomena in turbulent and cavitating liquid flows.  The challenging problem is how to visualize highly- transient 3D morphology from 2D images in real space and how to combine the theory and simulation with experiment data to aid the processing of the big data sets.  With more user groups joining the beamline experiments, we are receiving an ever-increasing demand for developing effective and efficient computational algorithms for image processing and data analysis.  In this presentation, we will introduce the ultrafast and high-speed experiments at the respective beamlines, explain the challenges in extracting quantitative information from large volume of x-ray imaging data, and highlight the opportunities to use machine learning in understanding the dynamic processes.

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