The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the international Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) conference. The MSE2018 congress will be held in Darmstadt, Germany from September 26 to 28 and will cover a broad range of multidisciplinary topics including biomaterials, characterization, functional materials and surfaces, modeling and simulation, processes and synthesis, as well as structural materials. From its inception, the MSE conference provides a unique, inspiring and engaging atmosphere to foster collaboration among researchers, professionals, and students.
S01. Environmentally Assisted Cracking of High-Strength Alloys
Together with my colleagues and good friends, Prof. Afrooz Barnoush (NTNU, Norway), Prof./Dr. Mariano A. Kappes (Instituto Sabato, Argentina), and Prof. Roy Johnsen (NTNU, Norway), we will host the “Environmentally Assisted Cracking of High-Strength Alloys” symposium, part of the “Structural Materials” topic, which focuses on the relationships between the structure of materials and their properties and performance. The topic coordinators are Prof. Carolin Koerner, Prof. Martin Heilmaier, and Prof. Horst Biermann.
The symposium seeks original research articles focused on Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) of high-strength materials, including but not limited to low alloys steels, stainless steels, high entropy alloys, nickel-, aluminum-, and titanium-based alloys produced by traditional and unconventional fabrication processes such as additive manufacturing.
Specifically, the goal of the symposium is to address how the compound interplay between microstructure, stress, and environmental conditions affects EAC resistance, which will aid in establishing safe environmental boundaries. Research combining traditional approaches and modern techniques, including in situ testing and high-resolution analysis and characterization tools are encouraged as they will provide an entirely new perspective for the examination of the various forms of EAC. Further research aiming to develop predictive models or multiscale physics-based approaches to understanding the EAC mechanism and predict the lifetime of structural materials in harsh environments are welcome.
Why is it relevant?
We are presently experiencing the complete transformation of the alloy development and manufacturing cycles, which are transitioning from the traditional trial-and-error approach to a new knowledge-based methodology. At the same time, the ever-growing demand of the power, automotive, and aerospace sectors is fueling the development of new high-strength alloys with complex microstructures and chemistries and the utilization of conventional materials in increasingly aggressive conditions. As a result, in the past five years, many high-strength alloys, particularly precipitation-hardening nickel alloys and stainless steels, have been found prone to EAC, even in environments deemed a priori benign.
Abstract submission deadline: February 28th, 2018.
Acceptable types of publication: Lecture (15 min), Oral Poster (3 min), Poster (poster session only).
How to submit your abstract?: Please visit the MSE Abstract Submission Site.
For more information, please contact me.