Symposium “Alloy and microstructure design of AHSS to improve their performance”.

7th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF)

The DELIGHTED consortium members are organizing a Symposium ‘Alloy and microstructure design of AHSS to improve their performance’ within the frame of the 7th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure, which will be held on June 21-23, 2023, in Spetses Island, Greece.

Advanced high-strength sheet steels (AHSS) are of increasing importance, particularly to the automotive industry, where their application enables reduced fuel consumption while guaranteeing passenger safety. Preventing the failure of AHSS-made engineering structures requires a large amount of expertise and a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approach. This Symposium will focus on the latest developments in the field of AHSS, along with recent experiences with industrial implementation and end-user application performance. Special attention will be paid to the steel design to improve its resistance to engineering failure. Contributions are sought within the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Existing and emerging strategies for metallurgical and microstructural steel design towards more failure-resistant steels;
  • Simulation of metallurgical phenomena and multi-scale modelling in AHSS towards improved performance;
  • Alloy-process-microstructure-property relationship in AHSS;
  • Fatigue, fracture, damage and wear of AHSS;
  • Welding of AHSS and the weld performance;
  • Embrittlement phenomena in AHSS (liquid-metal, hydrogen, etc.);
  • Novel approaches, methods, and tools for failure analysis.

The symposium is oriented toward researchers from universities and industrial research centres and steel producers directly involved in production and product development. The lectures will be given by researchers from large steel manufacturing companies and leading universities. We are looking forward to meeting you on Spetses Island !

Symposium Organizers

Dr. Alexandros Banis                        

Dr. Aniruddha Dutta                         

Prof. Carlo Mapelli                            

Prof. Roumen Petrov                         

Dr. Dirk Ponge                                   

Dr. Ilchat Sabirov                               

University of Ghent, Belgium

OCAS, Belgium

Politechnico di Milano, Italy

University of Ghent, Belgium

Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany

IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain