L - Solidification across the multi-scale landscape

Symposium organizers

Amy Clarke (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
Joseph McKeown (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA) - point of contact
Aurélien Perron (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
Markus Rettenmayr (Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, Germany)
Patrice Turchi (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium description

Solidification processing of metals and alloys has been used for centuries to manufacture complex parts with specific properties and performance. However, a fundamental understanding of solidification – spanning broad ranges in length scale (from atomistic to macroscopic) and timescale (from 10-10 to 104 seconds) for various solidification processes (from conventional casting to additive manufacturing) – is still required. Within this multiscale landscape, the objective of this symposium is to discuss the most recent advances in modeling and experiments, with the goal of mapping and enhancing our knowledge of solidification processes up to the mesoscale.

Broader topics for this symposium, clearly in support of the basic science for advanced manufacturing, include nucleation, phase transformations, transport, and non-equilibrium phenomena. Within these main topics, contributions should focus on, but are not limited to, undercooling/superheating, fluid flow effects, mushy zone dynamics, morphological instabilities, equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, micro-segregation, kinetics, and microstructure formation and evolution. Ideally, contributions should couple experimental and modeling results across the scales from pure elements and/or complex multi-component systems, including the effects of processing techniques and parameters on structure-properties relationships.

Invited speakers

  • Martin Glicksman (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
    Crystal-melt interfacial fields: Determinism in pattern dynamics

  • Hani Henein (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Modelling and validation of rapidly solidified alloy structures

  • Michel Rappaz (EPFL, Switzerland)
    Multiscale modeling of hot-tearing

  • Peter Voorhees (Northwestern University, USA)
    Solidification in 4D: From Dendrites to Eutectics



Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (oral):
    February 15th, 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notification:
    April 1st, 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster):
    May 31st, 2016
  • Application deadline for student and post-doc grants:
    July, 18th 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    September 5th, 2016
  • Image competition deadline
    September 15th, 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    October 7th, 2016