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

Meeting Minutes

ACRC 2008 Winter Meeting Minutes (338KB PDF)

Agenda

ACRC 2008 Winter Meeting (336KB DOCX)

Registration

Members (48KB PDF)

These forms can be filled out electronically and then returned to mrp@wpi.edu

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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