Corrosion is a concern within the automotive industry, not only in the form of cosmetic corrosion resistance from a consumer aesthetics perspective, but also for its potential to affect functionality, reliability, and safety of road vehicles. This concern is heightened in light of increasingly stringent emission standards that are driving the industry toward high strength lighter weight materials with significantly different corrosion properties.
This symposium is seeking to draw industry experts from automotive OEMs, material suppliers, paint supplies, and Tier 1 suppliers to foster communication within the automotive industry and address industry wide corrosion issues.
Call For Abstracts
Papers are being solicited that provide perspective on automotive corrosion concerns facing the industry, precompetitive research aimed at addressing corrosion and corrosion mitigation strategies, governmental policies that have the potential to affect automotive corrosion, and lessons learned within the industry.
Topics sought include but are not limited to:
- Mixed Materials for Automotive Use (examples, success stories, and failures)
- Accelerated Testing (correlation of lab to road to field for (a) corrosion mechanisms, (b) rank order performance, and (c) service life prediction)
- Coatings (materials, service life prediction, mechanisms of failure)
- Combined Effects (e.g. environmental cracking)
- Future Materials (e.g. additively manufactured materials)
- Corrosion Sensing and Analytics
- Modeling of Corrosion (galvanic corrosion, localized corrosion (pitting and crevice corrosion), environmental fracture, etc)
- Future Operational Environments (e.g. alternative deicers)
- Future Technologies (e.g. near term as driven by motor sport and aerospace, and long term)
Contact James Dante at +1 210 522 5458 with questions.