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Tungsten2020: Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference

Tungsten2020 Call for Papers

Tungsten2020: International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials

The 9th International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials was held in 2014 and numerous developments have taken place in the intervening years. Remarkable among these has been the explosive development of additive manufacturing (3D printing) using refractory metals and alloys, and their carbides. There has also been a notable initiative, driven by concerns for environment, safety, and health (ESH), toward the development of cobalt-free carbide and alloy compositions. The time period has also seen growth in the interest of field-assisted sintering technology (also called spark plasma sintering) of refractory metals and carbides. Further, there has been advancement in the particle deposition method called cold spray for refractory materials. Interest in nanocrystalline materials remains high and there have been several interesting developments in the area of nano-phase refractory metals and alloys.


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Papers Are Sought in the Following Topic Areas:

1.REFRACTORY & HARDMATERIALS:

Refractory metals (W, Mo, Re, Ta, Nb, Os, Ir, Hf), their alloys, compounds (carbides, nitrides, silicides, and borides), and composites (including hardmaterials and cermets), trends, status, supply & availability, current and future applications, health, safety & environmental concerns.

2. POWDER PRODUCTION:

All forms of metal and alloy powder production to include mechanical milling, processes for producing nanocrystalline powders, atomization, coated powders, and similar methods and materials.

3. PROCESSING / PROPERTIES / MICROSTRUCTURE / PERFORMANCE:

Presentation of the relationship among processing, properties, microstructure, and performance of refractory metals, alloys, carbides and compounds is sought. Discussions of new and developing process methods including additive manufacturing, cold spray, metal injection molding, field-assisted sintering technology is included. Coverage of conventional processes with new capabilities and resulting novel materials and properties including developments in nano-structured refractory metals and alloys is of interest.

4. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR:

Discussion of the quasi-static and high-strain rate mechanical properties of tungsten, refractory metals, and hardmaterials with particular emphasis on developing those properties for specific applications is within the scope of the meeting. Many refractory alloys and hardmaterials find use in ordinance applications and mechanical behaviors, including deformation and failure at high-strain rates is of interest.

5. COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES:

Computational modeling methods including approaches that may include integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) approaches for the development of new compositions, process methods, and prediction of microstructures and properties.

6. SYSTEMS INTEGRATION:

Integration of refractory metal–based metals, alloys, and composites (hardmaterials) into new commercial and defense applications.

7. OTHER PAPERS WHICH FIT INTO THE GENERAL SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE


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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2019

All accepted abstracts will require manuscripts prior to presentation at the conference.

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