Metal Processing Institute
Advanced Casting Research Center

ACRC 2008 Winter Meeting

December 3, 2008
Campus Center, Odeum A
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Rd
Worcester, MA, 01609

Agenda

ACRC 2008 Winter Meeting

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
TimeEvent
7:45 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Update on MPI Developments

Diran Apelian, Director, MPI
8:15 a.m.

Update from ACRC Steering Committee

Steve Udvardy, Chair, ACRC Steering Committee
8:30 a.m.

 Overview of ACRC Research Portfolio

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf, Director, ACRC
8:45 a.m.

Microstructure Evolution during Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Casting Alloys

Ning Sun
9:15 a.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability – (i) Fluidity

Brian Dewhirst
9:45 a.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability – (ii) Hot Tearing

Shimin Li
10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness

Animesh Mandal
11:00 a.m.

Evaluation of Distortion and Residual Stresses during Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys

W. Chang-Kai (Lance)
11:30 a.m.

Controlled Diffusion Solidification – Fundamentals and Mechanism                 

Kimon Symeonidis
11:45 a.m.

Aluminum Nano-Composites for Elevated Temperature Applications

Cecilia Bogonova
12:00 p.m.

Innovative Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Processing

Diran Apelian
12:10 p.m.

High Integrity Magnesium Auto Castings            

Jay Keist, Diran Apelian
12:15 p.m.

Aluminum Die Casting Alloys

Libo Wang
12:30 p.m.

Lunch - Odeum B (Campus Center)

1:30 p.m.

Break Into Focus Group Meetings (in Campus Center)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness         Odeum A Room         (Makhlouf)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Microstructure Evolution During Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Casting Alloys            Mid-Century Room     (Apelian)

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Evaluation of Distortion and Residual Stresses during Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys             Odeum A (Makhlouf)

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability – Fluidity and Hot Tearing            Mid-Century Room                (Apelian)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Report Back by All Focus Groups

Odeum A

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner
Great Hall, Higgins House
WPI

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