Symposium E3. Light Alloys and Advanced Steels

Che-Wei TsaiNational Tsing Hua University
Jun-Yen UanNational Chung Hsing University
Jer-Ren YangNational Taiwan University
Hung-Wei YenNational Taiwan University
Scope & Topics

Steels together with nonferrous high-performance alloys account for over 60% materials usage nowadays. Contemporary challenge in engineering and technology demands for breakthroughs in the performance of these materials. Advanced steels are critical in many applications and industries. To meet the needs to reduce energy consumption, suppress CO2 emission, and enhance materials sustainability, advanced steels are actively being studied in industry and academia. This symposium focuses on the latest developments in advanced high-strength steels, lightweight steels, tough structural steel, special alloyed steels and stainless steels. High-performance alloys primarily include light metals and superalloys. Their applications particularly focus on aerospace, biomedical implant, and automotive industry. A critical challenge in their developments is to break the trade-off between cost and performance. This symposium invites contributions on the understanding of process-microstructure-property relationships of advanced steels and nonferrous high-performance alloys. Both frontier and conventional materials processes will be discussed. Application of advanced characterizations, measurements techniques and materials tests on these materials are absolutely welcome. Moreover, advanced modeling and simulation, such as ab initio methods, molecular dynamics, computational thermodynamics/kinetics, constitutive laws, machine learning as well as integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), will be addresses in this symposium. Symposium topics will include (but not limited to):

  1. Advanced high-strength steels: design and applications
  2. Light metals: aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys and titanium alloys
  3. High-temperature superalloy: design and performance
  4. Advanced characterizations, measurements, and tests
  5. Multi-scale modeling and simulation
  6. Physical metallurgy: thermodynamics and kinetics
  7. Mechanical behaviors: deformation, plasticity, creep, fatigue and fracture mechanism
  8. Materials process: casting, powder metallurgy, heat treatment, thermomechanical process, forming, welding, additive manufacture and state-of-the-art technology