The aim of this symposium is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of recent advances on fundamentals, technology, design, simulation, and applications of structural materials.

This symposium covers the synthesis and applications of structural materials (nanostructured to bulk or conventional) based on their outstanding mechanical, thermal, corrosion resistant, and wear properties. The main focus of this symposium includes the following materials: alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites.

In the scope of this forum are contemplated production methods (thin and thick coatings, casting, sintering, etc.), characterization (microscopy, spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction, etc.), properties (mechanical, electrical, optical, etc.) and applications (mechanics, naval, etc.). The characterization is intended to be used as a tool to understand development of the properties the raw material, synthesis, heat treatment, and thermo-mechanical procedures. Other aspects of major interest are those related to the relationship between microstructure and properties. The use of numerical simulation and analytical methods are welcome to enrich the understanding of structural materials. Summarizing, the topic is broad and includes all possibilities to improve and apply existing materials regarding their structural properties.

Symposium Topics

  • Structural materials manufacturing by sintering, casting, forging, and shaping
  • Manufacturing of bulk nano-composites
  • Mechanical, thermal, corrosion resistant and wear properties
  • Fracture mechanisms and failure analysis
  • Characterization of structural materials
  • Simulations of microstructure, properties, performance and their relationship
  • Heat, and thermo-mechanical treatments
  • Applications and design criteria of structural material

Invited Speakers

Dr. Olivia Graeve, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California – San Diego - USA

Dr. Robert I. MacKay, Metallurgical & Heat Treatment Specialist, Nemak - Canada

Dr. Armando Salinas Rodríguez, Professor, CINVESTAV, Saltillo - Mexico.