Planned action items
- I had to learn more about hot forging
- Read Anand’s recent paper
- Through the inverse method Anand is following, learn more about the different recrystallization and its theoretical models
Achieved action items
- I gained an insight that cDSP is a very important tool applied in numerous different scenarios from Dr. Mistree’s lecture on 2/13.
- Hot forging
- Importance of Anand’s research paper and his inverse method to be able to model the hot rod rolling phenomenon for TATA.
- For my poster, I will be looking at solving a small problem dealing with grain growth and cDSP.
This week while researching about the professors at MIT, I found out about numerous different fields my research can take me.
This week, I finally know what I am going to focus on and the problem I will be trying to solve. Now that I have a plan, I can get started into specializing in this particular area.
Table 2: Self-evaluation
Competencies that you wanted to develop and the progress in that
- To be able to find a particular topic to research on
- Get accustomed to reading more technical literature
Lessons learned (from modeling side, based on papers read and any minute information that you found useful and new)
I was much faster at reading Anand’s paper this time because I knew what to expect and my familiarity with the topic.
Overall feeling (was there too much work load and any changes that you prefer)
I really enjoy that I am starting to understand what my future might look like. Also, I am getting to learn about amazing opportunities available, which I am really grateful for.
I am going to be implementing the cDSP a lot, therefore, I have to grasp all the concepts thoroughly.