Accession Number:

ADA200732

Title:

International Conference on Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1-4 Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It was apparent from the papers presented that the research and development activity in the area of superplasticity and superplastic forming is of substantial interest world-wide, and a number of papers reported results that are considered to be significant and which may point the direction for future research that should prove fruitful. Noteworthy among these are 1 the activities addressing high rate superplasticity, through both alloy development and process concept studies, 2 computer modeling of the SPF process, including finite element methods coupled with 3-D color graphics displays of thinning characteristics, 3 superplasticity in ceramic and intermetallic compound materials, 4 solid-state joining diffusion bonding of aluminum alloys, 5 demonstration that there are microstructural concepts other than that of fully recrystallized structure which can lead to superplasticity, especially at high rates, and 6 significant extension in the state of understanding of the interrelationship between microstructural dynamics and superplastic properties. Aerospace equipment, Material forming, Superplastic forming, Airframes, Fabrication, Titanium alloys.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE