When 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Sep 13, 2019
Where 1013 H.H. Dow
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Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing: "Aluminum Alloy Design Strategies for Enhanced Performance"


Diran Apelian
Distinguished Professor, UCI Irvine, Calif.; Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Engineering and Founding Director of the Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, Mass.

The demand for lightweighting of our infrastructure and transportation equipment has seen a significant growth the last two decades; this need is expected to increase as reduction of carbon footprint and energy consumption will be major drivers in the decades ahead.  Aluminum has played a pivotal role in this lightweighting movement and will continue to do so.  There is a need for high performance Al alloys such as enhanced modulus, usage at elevated temperatures, and damage resistant alloys, etc.  In this presentation a retrospective and a prospective view of alloy design for Al will be reviewed and discussed.