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28. June 2014

Aluminium Summer School 2014 at RWTH Aachen University from 28. July 2014 to 01. August 2014

Aluminium Summer School 2014 at RWTH Aachen University from 28. July 2014 to 01. August 2014

The International Summer School will offer an overview of advanced manufacturing of cast light alloys components, aiming at an understanding of topics which are important both for industrial engineers (knowledge of innovative solutions and approaches) and for researchers (knowledge of the industrial requirements to be targeted by innovation). The program and the lecturers have been selected with the basic idea that integration will be the key concept for making research and industrial development in the field of light alloys casting more competitive.

The school has previously taken place in Trondheim (Norway), Worcester (USA) and Vicenza (Italy). Topics concerning light alloys solidification and processing have been traditionally covered by the Summer School. Additional aspects in 2014 are direct chill casting and recycling, besides die casting, heat treatment, simulation and further fundamental process steps. The Summer School also addresses concrete industrial cases, mainly from the automotive industry. The program will focus on the challenges of innovative design, advanced applications, product and process reliability, industrial competitiveness and technological sustainability.

The success of the light alloys casting technology is based on know-how in the fields of:

  • fundamentals of metallurgy
  • modeling and simulation of casting processes and microstructure,
  • conventional & innovative aluminium alloys, components and processing solutions,
  • advances in process control and foundry management.

 

Committee
This International Summer School is, in 2014, a joint effort among NTNU (Norway), WPI (USA), DTG (Italy) and RWTH Aachen (Germany).

  • D. Apelian; WPI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • L. Arnberg; NTNU, University of Trondheim, Norway
  • F. Bonollo; DTG, University of Padova, Italy
  • A. Bührig-Polaczek; Foundry Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

 
Industrial advisory board member

  • Dr. Gerd-Ulrich Grün (Hydro AI)
  • Dr. Hubert Koch (Trimet)
  • Dr. Claudio Mus (Aluminium Rheinfelden)
  • Dr. Franco Pinna (Ferrari)
  • Ansgar Pithan (Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH)
  • Dr. Jose Talamantes-Silva (NEMAK)
  • Dr. David Weiss (Eck Industries)

 
Lecturers

  • D. Apelian; WPI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • L. Arnberg; NTNU, University of Trondheim, Norway
  • F. Bonollo; DTG, University of Padova, Italy
  • A. Bührig-Polaczek; Foundry Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Kevin Anderson - Mercury Marine, USA
  • Markus Apel - ACCESS e.V., Germany
  • Ragnhild Aune - NTNU, University of Trondheim, Norway
  • Nicola Gramegna - Enginsoft, Padova, Italy
  • Lindsay Greer - Cambridge University, UK
  • A. Håkonsen - Hycast, Norway
  • John Jorstad - JLJ Technologies, USA
  • Lothar Kallien - GTA, University of Aalen, Germany
  • M. M. Makhlouf - WPI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • S. Shankar - McMaster University, Canada
  • Giulio Timelli - DTG, University of Padova, Italy
  • Moritz Weidt - MAGMA GmbH, Germany
  • Ulrich Weiss  - Ford Europe, Germany

 
Covered Topics

  • Aluminium Alloys
  • Aluminium Alloy Castings
  • Defects
  • Design of Casting Systems
  • Design of Processes
  • Direct Chill Casting
  • Eutectic Modification
  • Grain Refinement
  • Gravity and Low Pressure Die Casting
  • High Pressure Die Casting
  • Hybrid Components
  • Microstructure and Microstructure Modelling
  • Modelling of Filling and Solidification
  • Process Simulation
  • Recycling of Aluminium
  • Sand Casting
  • Semi-solid Casting
  • Solidification
  • Treatment of Liquid Alloys

 

 



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