Special Issue "Forming of Light Weight Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015)
Prof. Dr. Erman Tekkaya
Institut für Umformtechnik und Leichtbau Technische Universität Dortmund D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
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Interests: Metal forming technology; lightweight manufacturing; modelling manufacturing processes; material characterization; plasticity; numerical methods; telemetric testing and manufacturing
Any material that provides better specific properties than conventional steel alloys is considered to be a light weight material. Specific properties are strength and stiffness, normalized by the density. Typical light weight metals include aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and third generation high strength steels. However, forming light weight materials is a big challenge. This difficulty is especially due to limited formability or high forming forces. Consequently, the continuous development of innovations concerning forming processes is strongly needed to achieve the goals of saving weight and of being energy efficient.
The objective of this Special Issue is to collect papers concerning significant and innovative technological developments within forming technology. for the manufacture of light weight components. The focus will be on the following topics:
- State of the art of process technologies in forming,
- Joining by forming,
- Forming of hybrid components,
- Increased insight into the forming process, and
- Prospective / future applications of new forming processes and formed components
Dr. Nooman Ben Khalifa
Prof. Dr. A. Erman Tekkaya
Manuscript Submission Information
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- joining by forming
- light weight parts
- multi-material (hybrid) parts