NanoSteel Co-Chairs MS&T AHSS Symposium

    October 7, 2015

  • Dr. Daniel J. Branagan presents “3rd Generation AHSS: From Promise To Reality” Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at  2:00 pm. Dr. Branagan discusses advances in targeted microstructure achievement, the development of a wide industrial processing window, and next steps in demonstrating end user applicability. Dr. Alla Sergueeva presents “Deformation Mechanisms in 3rd Generation AHSS” Wednesday at 10:40 am. This talk will focus on the development of NanoSteel 3rd Generation AHSS and the structural evolution at deformation towards a Mixed Microconstituent structure. Joining Dr. Branagan and Dr. Sergueeva will be over 65 top technical presentations in this symposium focused on the following themes:

    - Emerging technologies, challenges, and opportunities for AHSS
    - Liquid and solid steel product metallurgy
    - Advanced steel characterization methods
    - Simulations and modeling of metallurgical phenomena and technological processing
    - Novel property combinations in existing and emerging classes of AHSS steel
    - Advanced steels targeted for lightweighting applications in next generation vehicle design
    - Innovations in steel products and applications

    Overall, this Symposium will focus on recent achievements in advanced steel development, innovations in steel production and post-processing and perspectives for steel application including lightweighting strategies for next generation vehicle design. In the last decade, the steel industry has been making a sustained effort to innovate and create advanced steels and production methods to fulfill the needs of modern technological progress for materials with continuously growing demand for property enhancement. There is a number of existing strategies that are being pursued towards this goal such as development of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) including dual phase (DP) complex phase (CP), transformation induced plasticity (TRIP), twinning induced plasticity (TWIP), as well as implementation of new processing routes, including quenching and partitioning (Q&P) and ultra-rapid heating and cooling. Microstructural refinement to the nanoscale level is also one of the most promising new pathways towards steels with unique and compelling property combinations. In addition to existing and emerging strategies for microstructural and metallurgical design (including alloying and processing, microstructural design, microstructure/processing/property correlation), this Symposium will also include recent developments in steel characterization methods, simulations, and modeling of metallurgical phenomena. Sheet, plate, long products, and finished components will all be addressed. Its goal is to educate, inform, and accelerate the development and acceptance of new concepts and methodologies in steel design, development, and implementation enabled through novel routes toward steel processing, production, microstructural characterization, and testing.