||The challenges in modern materials design revolve around the successful integration of several important and sometimes competing concepts such as Performance and Reliability, Sustainability and Societal Impact, and Economics. The first category, Performance and Reliability, involves familiar but complex design requirements: strength/ductility; fatigue, fatigue crack growth, impact, and creep resistance; and high-temperature properties. In addition to these traditional design requirements, an increasingly important consideration in an environmentally conscious world is the Sustainability and Societal Impact of the materials/processes and end products. These “Fit-Function-Green” attributes are finally tempered by Economics, as the best material for a given application may not be economically feasible in terms of either raw materials and processing costs or recyclability. Sustainable material-process-component design and reduced energy consumption throughout the life-cycle require an increased use of recycled materials as well as recyclability of the end product, and necessitate simultaneous and compatible design and materials selection. The integration further continues within each of these main areas via consistent and connective multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approaches. This context generates fertile opportunities for the ingenious materials engineer to develop a holistic approach in which experimental, analytical, and computational knowledge is coupled with suitable and sustainable application-driven design and manufacturing strategies, ultimately leading to a final component with the right balance between performance, manufacturability, sustainability, and affordability.
This symposium will address these aspects in the context of needs and developments, focusing on important factors that contribute to material-process-component design, performance, and sustainability. Prospective topics include (and are not limited to) fundamental developments and design considerations related to: (1) effects of traditional and novel bulk and surface processes on micro-/nano-structure evolution of materials (e.g. Cast and Wrought Alloy Processing, Additive Manufacturing, Cold Spray Technology, Gradient and Functional Materials Fabrication, Friction Stir Welding/Processing, Metal Matrix (nano)Composites, Shot/Laser-Shock/Ultrasonic/Cavitation Peening, Low Plasticity Burnishing, etc.), (2) multi-scale microstructural effects on the behavior of materials (i.e., static properties, fatigue, fatigue crack growth, thermo-mechanical fatigue, impact, high-temperature properties and creep) and their integration in design, (3) interfacial and residual stress effects (both surface and bulk – measurement, effects on properties and life, and design approaches), (4) advanced material/behavior characterization methods (e.g. DIC, EBSD, tomography, and other in-situ and ex-situ methods), (5) testing advances and non-destructive evaluation techniques for damage detection and monitoring, (6) advances in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) related to microstructure and properties simulation and prediction, and (7) sustainable approaches to material-process-component design, life-cycle analyses, and recycling considerations.
A student poster competition will be held; to be considered for this competition, select "Student Poster" as your presentation type below.