Aluminium Alloys - ICAA5
The present work addresses every aspect - from experiment to modelling - of the physical metallurgy of aluminium alloys; with particular emphasis being placed on processing, microstructures and final properties. The entire gamut of material applications is covered here, including transportation, packaging and building, and all Al-based materials are considered, such as Al-Li alloys, laminates, composites, and ultrafine structures prepared using conventional or novel techniques.
The need for more global and interdisciplinary approaches has resulted in a greater concentration on solidification and casting metallurgy on the one hand, and on production engineering (joining, surface treatment, component design) on the other. This complements to the more traditional core subjects of mechanical behaviour, microstructure - process - property interrelationships and alloy development.