TopicB: Structural Materials
Intermetallics are increasingly being used in structural and functional applications. This stimulates research on a variety of topics, including synthesis, advanced processing technologies, and durability assessment. The physical metallurgy of these intermetallic systems is quite demanding and thus requires an increase in interdisciplinary linkages among different materials disciplines including the various segments of processing industries. This symposium therefore invites researchers from industry and academia working on a broad range of topics to review and discuss the status of alloy development, processing technologies and their relation to constitution, phase transformation and properties.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
alloy design concepts
constitution and microstructures
casting, hot working and powder technologies
damage mechanisms including deformation, creep, fatigue and environmental attack.