Special Issue "Mechanical Behaviour of Aluminium Alloys"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Ricardo Branco

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra,Portugal
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Interests: mechanical behavior of materials; fatigue and fracture; multiaxial fatigue life prediction; low cycle fatigue; numerical modelling of fatigue crack growth
Guest Editor
Prof. Filippo Berto

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: fatigue of advanced and traditional materials; surface roughness; tribology; fracture mechanics; solid mechanics
Guest Editor
Prof. Andrei Kotousov

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia
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Interests: solid mechanics; fracture mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aluminum is the leading non-ferrous metal in use. This is due to its unique properties, such as lightness, strength, corrosion resistance, toughness, electrical and thermal conductivity, recyclability, and formability. The combination of these specific features makes aluminum alloys attractive for a broad spectrum of applications in different strategic sectors, namely automotive, aerospace, mold and structural industries, among others. Despite the knowledge accumulated over time, recent advances in the production and processing techniques, combined with the development of new and more ingenious products, require a profound understanding of the mechanical behavior of aluminum alloys.

The goal of this Special Issue is to foster the dissemination of the latest research devoted to the structural integrity of aluminium alloys. Original contributions dealing with the effects of manufacturing strategies, chemical composition, microstructure, environmental conditions, and loading history on mechanical behavior of aluminum alloys are encouraged. Both experimental and numerical approaches are accepted.  

Prof.Ricardo Branco
Prof. Filippo Berto
Prof. Andrei Kotousov
Guest Editors

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  • Aluminium alloys
  • Structural integrity
  • Manufacturing and processing techniques
  • Alloy design
  • Microstructure and texture
  • Mechanical properties
  • Loading history
  • Environmental conditions
  • Applications

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