||This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods applied to solid aluminum. It addresses fundamental and applied research as well as product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum foil, sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, and composites for end applications including transportation(automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. It also addresses the main thermo-mechanical downstream processing routes used to fabricate these products, including hot and cold rolling, strip casting, extrusion, forging, and drawing. The symposium will consist of invited as well as contributed papers. Topics include the following and related areas:
Microstructure Evolution and Characterization
Material Modeling and Simulation
Defect Measurement and Control
It is intended to run dedicated sessions for the specific areas and processes.