TMS Logo

2001 TMS Fall Meeting: Planned Proceedings

November 4–8, 2001 · TMS FALL MEETING 2001 · Indianapolis, Indiana

The TMS Fall Meeting 2001 will be headquartered at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 48, 2001. All TMS technical sessions and events will take place in the Indiana Convention Center. TMS Committee Meetings will take place at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel. ASM events will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Focusing on physical metallurgy and materials, the TMS Fall Meeting 2001 will feature a wide array of technical symposia sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The TMS 2001 Fall Meeting is being held with the ASM Materials Solutions Conference & Exhibit, the 21st ASM Heat Treating Society Conference & Show, and the TMS/SPE PAD Polymer Materials Conference.The TMS Fall Meeting draws visitors from around the world and is a must for anyone interested in the latest research and development in physical metallurgy and materials. The meeting features numerous technical symposia covering everything from metal-matrix composites, polymers, and computational thermodynamics, friction stir welding, solidifications, materials design, to alloy phases--just to name a few of the many topics discussed.


The following proceedings from the 2001 TMS Fall Meeting are approved and planned for concurrent publication. Visit the Publication Sales Area during the meeting or contact TMS at 724-776-9000, ext. 256, or for more information on these proceedings. Additional information regarding these titles is also available in the TMS Document Center.

Affordable Metal Matrix Composites for High Performance Applications
Awadh Pandey, Kevin Kendig, and Thomas Watson, editors
Approx. 388 pp., illus., index, hardcover
Order No. 500X

This proceedings volume will contain papers based on original work in metal-matrix composites (MMCs) for high performance applications. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss the technical challenges pertaining to high performance applications, and it will cover all relevant aspects of MMC technology such as selection/development of a suitable matrix alloy, processing techniques, microstructural characterization, and mechanical properties. Issues related to aerospace and space applications of MMCs will be emphasized, while processing, strengthening mechanisms, and properties issues will also be discussed.

Modeling the Performance of Engineering Structural Materials

Donald Lesuer and T.S. Srivatsan, editors
Approx. 310 pp., illus., index
Order No. 5042

This multi-disciplinary symposium will examine current research and development efforts in all aspects related to modeling the performance of engineering structural materials. These proceedings will cover both analytical and computational modeling of materials, spanning the spectrum of metals, ceramics, polymers, and their composite counterparts. The book will include discussion of elastic and plastic deformation, fracture and fatigue behavior, durability and damage tolerance, and high-strain- rate deformation. Special emphasis will be placed on material models, studies involving validation of modeling approaches, and the effective use of modeling to study problems spanning all domains of materials science and engineering.

Friction Stir Welding and Processing
Kumar Jata, Murray Mahoney, and Rajiv Mishra, editors
Approx. 388 pp., illus., index, hardcover
Order No. 5026

As the process of friction stir welding is a relatively new solid state joining process receiving considerable attention in the industry, this proceedings volume will attempt to provide researchers with an opportunity to review fundamentals and the current status of the friction stir related process and discuss its future possibilities. As the most significant development in the joining industry in the last ten years, friction stir welding not only provides a solution to join all types of aluminum alloys and composites, it also leads to significantly improved joint properties. Researchers are now using the friction stir process as a grain refinement technique, which is likely to open up several new possibilities..

Microstructural Modeling and Prediction During Thermomechanical Processing

R. Srinivasan and S.L. Semiatin, editors
Approx. 411 pp., illus., index, hardcover
Order No. 5050

This proceedings volume will include papers on recent developments in modeling and prediction of microstructure during thermomechanical processing of titanium, superalloys, aluminum, and ferrous alloys. This volume plans to emphasize the evolution of microstructure and recrystallization, and its scope will cover both physical and computer modeling.

Materials Design Approaches and Experiences
J.-C. Zhao, Michael Fahrmann, and Tresa Pollock, editors
Approx. 432 pp., illus., index, hardcover
Order No. 5034

These proceedings will be a unique collection of papers describing both past alloy design experiences and state-of-the- art alloy design methodologies. The papers describing alloy design approaches will serve as updates and reviews of the state-of-the-art computational methodologies covering first-principle, neural network, combinatorial, phase-field, thermodynamic, and regression-based alloy design. The papers on alloy development experiences will provide an historic perspective on how some of the most successful alloys were developed and the amount of testing and property balance considerations required for the alloys to find commercial applications. Covering both past experiences and new approaches, the book should be attractive to alloy developers, metallurgists, and materials scientists in industry and academia.

Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices
F.D.S. Marquis, N. Thadhani, and E.V. Barrera, editors
Approx. 615 pp., illus., index, hardcover
Order No. 5077

This symposium will draw presentations from industry, academia, and government laboratories on current research and/or industrial practices in powder materials. Contributions are invited in a wide range of areas such as powder making, powder conditions, reactive powder handling, powder characterization, hot and cold uniaxial pressing, hot and cold isostatic pressing, powder rolling, extrusion, sintering, heat treatment and processing facilities, rapid and directional solidification and consolidation, insitu synthesis of composites, ceramics and intermetallics, atmospheric and low pressure plasma spray, flame spray, wire arc spray, alloy and materials development, mechanical behavior of bulk powder-based materials, physical-based mathematical models, theories, simulations, micromechanisms, and end-use products. This proceedings volume brings together scientists, engineers, and manufacturers to create a forum to bridge the fundamental and technological aspects of powder materials.

The information on this page is maintained by the TMS Meeting Department (

Search TMS 2001 Fall Meeting Conference Management System Meetings Page TMS OnLine