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Superalloys 2000: General Information



9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUPERALLOYS
September 17-21, 2000 · Champion, Pennsylvania

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The 9th International Symposium on Superalloys, or Superalloys 2000, will be held from the evening of Sunday, September 17, until noon on Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania. It is sponsored by the Seven Springs International Symposium Committee in cooperation with TMS, the TMS High Temperature Alloys Committee, and ASM International.

REGISTRATION

Registration on Sunday, September 17 will be from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Late-registration will be located outside of Exhibit Hall (near where the presentations are made). Attendees must register for the Symposium before checking into the resort. After registering for the Symposium and checking into the resort, attendees may sign-up for any of the planned activities.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

All attendees are encouraged to register in advance so as to avoid the usual delays associated with on-site registration. Registration includes entry to all technical sessions, participation in meeting-specific social activities, and a copy of the proceedings. The symposium registration form is available for download in portable document format (and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat).

The Symposium registration fee is $445.00 plus a $50.00 room deposit (Total payment $495.00). Registration includes hard bound and CD-ROM copies of the 2000 Superalloys Symposium Proceedings. The book and CD-ROM will be issued to each registrant upon arrival at Seven Springs. A $75.00 late fee will apply to registrations post marked after August 16, 2000 (Total payment $570.00). There will be NO direct room reservations accepted by the Seven Springs Resort. The registration fee will be refundable through August 31, 2000. Rates covering both lodging and meals (breakfast and dinner, daily) will be $131.00 per person per day for single occupancy and $104.00 per person per day for double occupancy. The balance of the room and board bill will be payable directly to Seven Springs Resort at checkout time. Payment must be made by cash, personal check, or billing (PLEASE NOTE: THIS SYMPOSIUM CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR BANK TRANSFER). Room reservations cannot be guaranteed after August 20, 2000, and cancellations must be received by August 31, 2000.

Symposium registration fees will be waived for all students. Reduced lodging rates ($140.00 for the duration of the Symposium with the assumption of 6 people per chalet ) will be available to students only. Students may purchase meal tickets upon arrival for; Dinner at $28.50, and Breakfast at buffet rates. For student authors or co-authors, additional financial assistance may be available for travel and lodging expenses. Students requesting additional financial support should contact Dr. Tresa Pollock via Email: tresap@engin.umich.edu.

Conference attendees should plan to arrive at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday afternoon, September 17. The Symposium committee is providing complimentary transportation to the Seven Springs Resort. The bus will depart from the Traveler's Aid Station near the baggage claim and from the Airport Hyatt Hotel. Bus times are 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m. If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., it will be necessary to rent a car (approximately 1 hours driving time). There will also be a Hospitality Suite at the Airport Hyatt Hotel for your convenience. The suite is no longer at TGI Fridays. You can relax in the suite until the next available bus to Seven Springs Resort arrives. Complimentary bus transportation back to the airport at the close of the conference on Thursday afternoon will also be provided.

For your convenience, a registration form is available for download in a portable document format (and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat). It should be returned promptly, along with your registration fee, as ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED TO 450 PERSONS ON A "FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE" BASIS. Upon receipt of your registration form and payment, you will receive an acknowledgement by Fax.

Should you require additional information, please contact the Arrangements Committee:

James G Blair, Arrangements Chairman
Dynamet Powder Products
Phone: (727) 533-3122; FAX: (412) 257-5154
Email: jblair@cartech.com

Lewis B Temples
Dynamet Powder Products
Phone: (412) 257-5105; FAX: (412) 257-5154

DEDICATION

Each symposium is dedicated to a distinguished honoree to mark his/her outstanding contrubutions to the field of superalloys. Previous dedicatees include Clarence G. Beiber (2nd symposium, 1972), Falih N. Darmara (3rd symposium, 1976), Rudolf H. Thielemann (4th symposium, 1980), Gunther Mohling (5th symposium, 1984), Herbert L. Eiselstein (6th symposium, 1988), Carl Lund (7th symposium, 1992), and John F. Radavich (8th symposium, 1996). The honoree for the 2000 symposium has yet to be announced.

SCOPE AND PROGRAMMING

The symposium is intended to cover all aspects of the development, production, behavior, and use of superalloys in gas turbines and other applications. Papers on cast, wrought, and powder superalloys are solicited. It is the goal of this conference to highlight recent advances, new initiatives, and growth opportunities for superalloys.

The symposium will open on Sunday evening, September 17, 2000, with a keynote lecture followed by a reception. Technical sessions, consisting of both oral and interactive poster presentations, will run from Monday through Thursday. The Monday-Wednesday technical presentations will be held during both morning and evening sessions, with afternoons available for recreational activities. Presentations will be 25 minutes long with time allotted for extended discussions if desired. The symposium concludes after the Thursday morning oral presentations. The interactive poster sessions will be held concurrently and contain papers related to the topic of the technical session. Opportunities for participants to interact with the poster authors will be provided during one or more "extended" coffee breaks specifically scheduled for this purpose.

The distinctive format and approach of this conference builds on the proven success of the previous eight symposia in this series and has been successfully adopted by other conferences such as the International Symposium on Structural Intermetallics. The goal of the conference is to provide a relaxing and informal environment to foster an open exchange of ideas and information among users, suppliers, and researchers in the field of superalloys. The congenial mood of the symposium is derived, in part, by the rustic setting of the conference, common lodging and dining facilities, informal attire at the technical sessions, and ample time for social interactions with colleagues. All technical presentations are held in a single location with only one session convened at a particular time, thus eliminating the need to move between parallel sessions.

Manuscript Submission Timetable
September 23, 1999
Abstract submission deadline

November 19, 1999
Notification of acceptance to authors

February 25, 2000
Camera-ready papers due to the Program Committee

April 2000
Authors notified of oral/interactive status

May 2000
Final corrections and rewrites due

September 17-21, 2000
Presentation and publication


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The first call for papers has been issued. The symposium will cover all aspects of the development, production, behavior, and integration of superalloys (and related high-temperature materials) into gas turbines for aircraft, power generation, and other applications. Papers on cast, wrought, and powder superalloys and associated coating systems are solicited. In terms of behavioral studies, contributions in, but not limited to, the areas of solidification, processing, environmental properties, mechanical behavior, alloy development, life prediction methodologies, modeling and simulation, the performance of materials in service environments, high-temperature coatings, joining, and repair techniques are welcomed. It is the goal of the conference to highlight new initiatives and future growth opportunities for superalloys, recent advances in the understanding of the behavior of these materials, and progress in integrating these materials into new systems.

Author Information

Submissions: The basis of initial acceptance of a paper is an extended 1,000-word abstract. It must include a statement of purpose and describe the experimental procedure, results, and relevant conclusions. To aid in evaluation, potential authors are encouraged to include one or two figures in the abstract. Use of SI units is preferred. For reference, a sample abstract is available. Please submit a form containing the following information as a cover to your abstract.

In submitting the abstract, attach a cover page that contains the following information (in the order shown):

  1. Abstract Title
  2. Primary Author Name
  3. Primary Author Address
  4. Primary Author Phone
  5. Primary Author Fax
  6. Primary Author E-mail
  7. Co-Author Names

Mail the cover page and abstract to

Tresa M. Pollock
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
H.H. Dow 2042
2300 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
Phone: 734-615-5150
Fax: 734-763-4788
tresap@engin.umich.edu

All correspondence will be sent to the primary author. For deadlines, refer to the Manuscript Submission Timetable.

Final acceptance of papers will be based on technical criteria equivalent to those exercised by refereed journals. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings volume. The proceedings are included in the registration fee and will be available at the start of the symposium in both hard-cover and CD-ROM formats.

Best Paper Award: During the symposium, an award will be given to the author(s) of the best paper based on the following criteria:

A variety of presentation media will be available for all sessions. Presentations should be 25 minutes in length, and authors should be prepared to participate in extended post-presentation discussions. English is the language of the symposium.

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

The following events are scheduled to take place during Superalloys 2000:

When: Sunday, September 17, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
What: Keynote Address and Cocktail Party
Where: Exhibit Hall

When: Monday, September 18
What: Beer Party

When: Tuesday, September 19
What: Banquet and Reception

When: Wednesday, September 20
What: Chicken Barbecue

ACTIVITIES

During the registration period it will be possible to sign-up for activities. Transportation will be provided. Other fees associated with the activities are the responsibility of the participant. The planned activities include:

Monday Shopping Trip to Georgian Place
Tuesday Tour of Fallingwater
Wednesday Sporting Clays and Alpine Slide

LODGING, DINING, AND RECREATION

Lodging: Attendees staying at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be housed in the modern Alpine-style main lodge. The ten-story high-rise hotel possesses 385 rooms and 12 suites. Other on-site lodging includes five cabins and 20 chalets. There are also off-site condominiums and townhomes located within 2 miles of the resort. Most standard rooms in the main lodge include individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, color TV, and family rooms. A suite in the main lodge consists of a bedroom with adjoining living quarters, including two Murphy beds. Check-in time is 5:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Guests staying at the resort may receive fax communications at the front desk. The number of the resort fax machine is (814) 352-7911.

There will be NO direct room reservations accepted by the Seven Springs Resort. The registration fee will be refundable through August 31, 2000. Rates covering both lodging and meals (breakfast and dinner, daily) will be $131.00 per person per day for single occupancy and $104.00 per person per day for double occupancy. The balance of the room and board bill will be payable directly to Seven Springs Resort at checkout time. Payment must be made by cash, personal check, or billing (PLEASE NOTE: THIS SYMPOSIUM CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR BANK TRANSFER). Room reservations cannot be guaranteed after August 20, 2000, and cancellations must be received by August 31, 2000.

Dining: Attendees can choose the housing/dining plan which includes lodging, breakfast, and dinner each day as well as the Tuesday Banquet and Wednesday Bar-B-Q. Although lunch is not included in the plan, hotel food service is available, with many restaurants and eateries located on the resort premises.

Check the calendar of events for detailed information on which meals are provided and which are not. For example, the phrase "at leisure" indicates that the meal is included in the hotel registration and is taken at the attendee's discretion. The Tuesday Banquet and Wednesday Bar-B-Q are also provided as part of hotel registration. The term "optional" indicates that a meal is not provided as part of the registration, but hotel food service is available.

Recreation: Seven Springs Mountain Resort offers a multitude of on-site activities including a 6,685-yard, 18-hole golf course, as well as a tennis center, volleyball area, year-round swimming pool, exercise room, racquetball courts, bowling lanes, indoor miniature golf, family recreation center with video games, and numerous hiking trails surrounding the resort. Chairlift rides to the top of the mountain will be arranged so that attendees can experience the thrill of victory (or of course the agony of defeat) as they try their hand at the famous Alpine Slide ride. In addition, hospitality suites will be made available to attendees. Times and locations will be posted when they are known.

STUDENT SERVICES

Symposium registration fees will be waived for all students. Reduced lodging rates ($140.00 for the duration of the Symposium with the assumption of 6 people per chalet ) will be available to students only. Students may purchase meal tickets upon arrival for; Dinner at $28.50, and Breakfast at buffet rates. For student authors or co-authors, additional financial assistance may be available for travel and lodging expenses. Students requesting additional financial support should contact Dr. Tresa Pollock via Email: tresap@engin.umich.edu.


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