Composite Materials Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials: Organized by Rakesh Behera; Dinesh Pinisetty; Dung Luong

Computational methods are employed to investigate the response of composite materials under different loading and environmental conditions. Progresses in micro- and nano-scale composites have resulted in developing a number of computational methods to address various length-scale phenomena in composites. This symposium will highlight modeling and simulation currently used in advancing the understanding of the complex interactions and structure-property relationship in composite materials by: • ab-initio methods • Atomistic methods • Mesoscale simulations • Finite element methods • Multi-scale modeling

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites Innovations, Advances and Applications: An SMD Symposium in Honor of William C. Harrigan, Jr.: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Yuzheng Zhang; William Harrigan

This symposium is being held in honor of Dr. William C. Harrigan, Jr., to bring to light his outstanding contributions resulting from dedicated, diligent and dynamic contributions in the domains spanning processing, characterization, property evaluation, failure analysis, applications, and large-scale commercialization. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together developments from the onset of initiation to current state-of-the-art on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis and potentially viable choice for both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites, span the entire spectrum of metals including the intermetallics. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting the advances on aspects both related and relevant to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, quantification, both by way of properties and failure, by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Keynote, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the current status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: - Metals and Metal-matrix composites - Nano-metal based composites - Intermetallic-based composites

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites V: Structure-Property Relationships in Nanostructured Materials: Organized by Meisha Shofner; Nikhilesh Chawla

Nanocomposites are designed at the nanoscale to take advantage of the unique properties of nanoscale materials. Nanocomposites can be composed of materials from all material classes and are available in a variety of forms such as nanoparticles dispersed in a matrix and nanolaminate materials. While the nanocomposite field has matured greatly in the past 30 years, this diverse set of materials continues to be actively studied by scientists and engineers in many disciplines to achieve unique combinations of structural and functional properties. This symposium seeks to build upon the multidisciplinary nature of nanocomposite research and serve as an international forum for scientists and engineers. The symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the structure-property relationships of nanocomposites with a focus on understanding how the design of nanostructures may be used to achieve property goals. This focus will provide commonality in research concerning discontinuously reinforced nanocomposites, nanocomposites with networked particles, multiscale composites, and nanolaminate materials. Ultimately, this framework will be used to identify issues with overarching impact. Presentations in all areas of nanocomposites, nanolaminate materials, and their constituents are welcome.