|This Symposium will focus on recent achievements in steel development, production, and post-processing, along with perspectives for steel application. The steel industry has been making a sustained effort to innovate and create advanced steels and production methods to fulfill the needs of modern technological progress for requiring continuous demand for property enhancement. There are a number of existing strategies that are being pursued towards this goal in areas such as automotive sheet steel, pipe and tubular products, wear plate, and forged products. In addition to existing and emerging strategies for microstructural and metallurgical design (including alloying and processing, microstructural design, microstructure/processing/property correlation), this symposium will include recent developments in steel characterization methods, simulation, and modeling of metallurgical phenomena. It is expected that all forms of steel products from sheet, plate, long products, and finished components will all be addressed. The goal is to educate, inform, and accelerate the development and acceptance of new concepts and methodologies in steel design, development, and implementation enabled through novel routes toward steel processing, production, microstructural characterization, and testing.
Proposed theme areas include but not limited to:
- Emerging technologies, challenges, and opportunities
- Liquid and solid steel product metallurgy
- Advanced steel characterization methods
- Simulations and modeling of metallurgical phenomena and technological processing
- Novel property combinations
- Innovations in steel products and applications