PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Developments in Light Metals:
Science, Technology and Applications

September 19-24, 1999
Il Ciocco Conference Center
Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Barga), Italy
Phone: 39-0583-719-204 - Fax: 39-0583-723-197

Conference Chair
F.H. Froes
University of Idaho, USA

Conference Co-Chair
E. Evangelista
University of Ancona, Italy

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com Website: www.engfnd.org

Sunday, September 19, 1999

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m Opening Dinner

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Reception

Monday, September 20, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30a.m. - 1:40p.m.
SESSION I: LIGHT METALS - GENERAL A
Session Chair: E. Evangelista

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
F.H. Froes, Conference Chair
Norman Stoloff, United Engineering Foundation

8:50 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Synthesis/Processing of Light-Weight Metallic Materials
F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, USA;
C.M. Ward-Close
DERA Farnboroug, Metallics Division,

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break

10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Nanostructured Ti and Al-Based Alloys Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation
V.V. Stolyarov and R.Z. Valiev
I Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Synthesis of Nanoparticles by Laser PVD
Nobuhiro Aya, Takafumi Seto, Seisuke Kano, Shinya Sasaki and Hirofumi Shimura
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST-MITI, Japan

11:50 a.m - 12:15 pm Discussion

12:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coffee

5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. SESSION II: LIGHT METALS - GENERAL B
Session Chair: N. Stoloff

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Key Aspects of Nano-Object Formation in Gas: Nanoparticles, Nanotubes and Nanotoroids
Laszlo B. Kiss and C.G. Granqvist
Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Compaction of Advanced Lightweight Metals
M. Cavusoglu, O.N. Senkov and F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, USA;
M. L. Övecoglu
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey;
O. Inal
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. TBA

7:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Discussion

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour

Tuesday, September 21, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION III: TITANIUM A
Session Chair: M.L. Ovecoglu

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Recent Titanium Developments
R.R. Boyer
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, USA
O.N. Senkov and F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, USA

9:15 am - 10:00 a.m. Synthesis of a Low Density Ti-Mg-Si Alloy
M. Cavusoglu, O.N. Senkov and F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, College of Mines and Earth Resources, University of Idaho, USA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Production of Fully Dense (a2 + g) TiAl by Reactive Hot Isostatic Pressing (RHIP) of an Elemental Powder Mixture
F. Neves, T. Marcelo and M.H. Carvalho
INETI, Department of Materials, Portugal
Daniel Pirzada, E.G. Baburaj and F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, USA

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Characterisation of Modified Sputtered (TIAL)-Based Intermetallics Materials Doped With Silver and Chromium
B. Trindade, C. Coelho and J.V. Fernandes
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, FCT da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal;
M. Vieira
GMM/IMAT, Departamento de Metalurgia e Materials, Portugal

12:00 noon - 12:15 p.m. Discussion

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coffee

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. SESSION IV: TITANIUM B
Session Chair: O. Ivashishin

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Medical Application of Titanium Alloys in Ukraine
S.P. Oshkaderov, Ju B. Konstantinov and O.M. Ivasishin
Institute for Metal Physics, Ukraine

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cost-Effective Blended Elemental Powder Metallurgy of Titanium Alloys for Transportation Applications
O.M. Ivasishin
Institute for Metal Physics National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
V.M. Anoknin
State Research and Design Titanium Institute, Ukraine

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm STA Heat Treatment of Beta-Titanium Alloys After Various Thermomechanical Processing
O.M. Ivasishin, P.E. Markovsky and R.V. Teliovich
Institute for Metal Physics, Ukraine

7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Titanium Golf Club Scenario
F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, USA;
Chet Shira
Carbite Golf Company, USA

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour

Wednesday, September 22, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION V: ALUMINUM A
Session Chair: M.C. Chaturvedi

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Lithium Alloys
K.V. Jata
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

9:15 am - 10:00 am Aluminum-Low Melting Metal Alloys Prepared by Mechanical Alloying With Addition of Oxides
Junichi Kaneko, Makoto Sugamata and Rei Kamei
College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, Japan

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Microstructural Evolution During Superplastic Deformation in AA8090 Al-Li Alloy
M.C. Chaturvedi and W. Fan
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of Manitoba, Canada

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Strain Localization Induced Non-Uniform Distribution of Particles in Some Precipitation Hardenable Al-Alloys
L. Blaz and K. Piela
University of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland

12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. Reactive Spray Deposited and Thermomechanically Processed Al-Mg-Mn Alloys
Shenglong Dai
Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, P.R. China;
J.P. Delplanque and E.J. Lavernia
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, USA

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Coffee

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. SESSION VI: ALUMINUM B
Session Chair: M.H. Carvacho

5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. A New Approach to Hardening of Al-Fe Alloys
F.H. Froes and O.N. Senkov
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, USA;
V. Stolyarov and R.Z. Valiev
Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia;
J. Liu
ALCOA Technical Center, USA

6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Isotropic Fatigue Properties in Al-Li Alloy 8090
T. Zhai, A.J. Wilkinson and J.W. Martin
Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. TBA

7:45 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Discussion

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour

Thursday, September 23, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION VI: METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES
Session Chair: K.V. Jata

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The Effect of High Temperature Thermal Treatment on the Microstructure of Mechanically Alloyed Aluminium Alloys Containing Ultrafine TiO2 Particle Additions
I.C. Barlow, W.M. Rainforth and H. Jones
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, UK

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Influence of Ultrafine Ceramic Reinforcement on the Microstructure and Properties of Aluminium Alloys
T. Gerique
Department of Physical Metallurgu. CENIM-CSIC, Spain;
A.J. Shakesheff
Mechanical Science Sector, DERA, UK;
L. Lazzeri and M. de Sanctis
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Aluminum Alloy-Reinforced by Si2Mo Particles
Federico Ibarreta and Manuel Gutiérrez Stampa
INASMET Fundation, Spain;
Belen Torres and Marcela Lieblich
CENIM, Spain

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Effect of Ti Coatings on Fatigue Behaviour of the Al 6061 / 20% SiCp Composite
R. Montanari and P. Gondi
Dipartiment di Ingegneria Meccanica, Universita di Roma, Italy;
A. Sili
Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale ed Ingegneria dei Materiali, Universita di Messina, Italy

12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. Dry Wear Behaviour and Its Relation to Microstructure of Novel Aluminium Alloy-Ni3Al P/M Composites
Y. Wang, W.M. Rainforth and H. Jones
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, UK;
M. Lieblich
Department of Metalurgia Fisica, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas, Spain

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Coffee

3:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SESSION VII: MAGNESIUM A
Session Chair: R.Z. Laliev

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Recent Magnesium Developments: An Overview
D. Eliezer
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel;
E. Aghion
Dead Sea Works Ltd, Israel;
F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, USA

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Compaction of Advanced Lightweight Metals
M. Cavusoglu, O.N. Senkov and F.H. Froes
Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, USA;
M. L. Övecoglu
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey;
O. Inal
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TEM Observations Related to the Mechanochemical Behaviour of Mg-Al Alloys
A. Eliezer, A.A. Kaya, E. Abramov and E.M. Gutman
Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. On the Microstructure of As-Cast AZ91 Alloy and Its Relation to the Corrosion Behavior
A.A. Kaya, P. Uzan and D. Eliezer
Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel;
E. Aghion
Dead Sea Magnesium Ltd, Israel

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bus leaves for Italian Rustic Dinner

Friday, September 24, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SESSION VIII: MAGNESIUM B
Session Chair: D. Eliezer

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Die Cast AM Magnesium Alloys
M. Vedani and C. Mapelli
Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy;
C. Mus
TEKSID SpA, Italy

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of a Thixoformed AZ91
E. Evangelista, M. Cabibbo, S. Spigarelli and F. Bardi
INFM/Department of Mechanics, University of Ancona, Italy;
M. Talianker
Department of Material Sciences Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Wrap-up and General Discussion

11:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Conference Adjournment
Bus leaves for Pisa Train Station & Airport

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