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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Metal-Matrix Composites: Analysis, Modeling, Observations and Interpretations
Sponsorship TMS Structural Materials Division
TMS: Composite Materials Committee
Organizer(s) Srivatsan S. Tirumalai, The University of Akron
Yuzheng Zhang, Gamma Alloys
William Harrigan, Gamma Alloys
Scope The Second International Symposium on METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES: Analysis, Modeling, Observations and Interpretations is being sponsored by the Composite Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [TMS] and being held in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Meeting of TMS that is scheduled to be held in San Diego, USA between February 23-29, 2020. This symposium, the second in a series, will aim at bringing together engineers, scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to metal-matrix composites and on aspects specific to: (i) modeling, (ii) analysis, (iii) observations specific to microstructural advances, and (iv) interpretations spanning microstructure architecture, mechanical behavior, failure behavior and kinetics governing microstructural influences on failure by fracture. We are looking for new or novel techniques that have been developed to help us investigate and understand composite materials. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together the range of developments in the domains spanning analysis, modeling and observations to facilitate ease in interpretation on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis of this material, an attractive choice for selection and use in both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites span the entire spectrum of metals to include the intermetallic. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting recent advances on aspects related to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, modeling, analysis and observations by way of interpretations by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Key-Note, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following:

● Metals and Metal-matrix composites
● Nano-metal based composites
● Intermetallic-based composites

Where possible contributions in the above topics should relate to applications in one of the six industry-relevant areas:
● Automotive ● Energy applications
● Aerospace ● Failure Analysis
● Bio-medical and healthcare ● Heavy Equipment, Machinery and Goods
Abstracts Due 07/15/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned:
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

4D X-ray Tomography and Correlative Microscopy of Composite Materials
A 3-D Multiple-Slip Crystal Plasticity Model for Precipitate Hardening in Additively Manufactured High-Strength Steels
Aluminum Matrix Composite Fabricated using Additive Friction Stir Deposition
Design of Steel Microstructures by Manipulation of Reinforcement Precipitates using Finite Element Methods
Effect of graphene interlayer on the resistance spot welded similar and dissimilar materials.
Effect of prestrain on tensile property of TiNif/Mg composite
Effect of reinforced materials size on corrosion and wear behavior of Cu/B4C metal matrix composites fabricated by friction stir processing
Effects of Interface Characteristics on High Volume Fraction Al/SiCp Composites under Compressive Stress
Fabrication of multi-layered aluminum/carbon fiber composite for electromagnetic interference shielding.
In situ synthesis of Al/Al2O3 nanocomposites via spark plasma sintering of nano-sized Al powders
Investigation of Friction Stir Spot Welding of Aluminium Alloys using Zinc as an Interlayer
Lightweight Radiation Shielding Using Metal Matrix Composites
Mechanical properties of Al-based metal matrix composites produced by constrained high pressure torsion
Mechanical Testing of Steel and Tungsten Fibers for Use in Composites for Fusion Applications
Microstructure analysis and modeling of the effective properties of damaged Fe-TiB2 metal matrix composites
Microstructures and wear behavior of titanium matrix composite coatings fabricated by gas tungsten arc cladding
Microstructure, Interfaces and Mechanical Properties of Nano Composites Manufactured in Solid State
Processing and Microstructural Characterization of Novel Invar Syntactic Foams
Role of Matrix Microstructure on the Mechanical Behavior and Corrosion Response of Two Magnesium Metal Matrix composites
Simultaneously applied electromagnetic and mechanical ultrasound for particle dispersion in liquid metals
Synthesis and characterization of in-situ formed TiB2 particulate reinforced Al-Si alloy composites
The Effect of Solution Treatment Aging on Hardness Improvement of Ti-6Al-4V/TiC Metal Matrix Composite
THE MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MAGNESIUM-BASED COMPOSITES: ROLE OF REINFORCEMENT AND PROCESSING
Volume Fraction Analysis of Alumina Reinforced Aluminum Composites


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