Special Issue "Modern Aerospace Materials"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Guillermo Requena

Department of Metallic Structures and Hybrid Materials Systems, Institute for Materials Research, German Aerospace Centre, Linder Höhe, 51147, Cologne, Germany
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Interests: light alloys; metals for additive manufacturing; three-dimensional material characterization; synchrotron tomography; high energy synchrotron diffraction; aluminum alloys; titanium alloys; magnesium alloys; titanium aluminides; metal matrix composites; phase transformations; relationships microstructure-properties; thermo-mechanical behavior of metals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aerospace materials are a wide family, characterized by their applications under some of the most demanding mechanical, thermal, and thermo-mechanical service conditions. As such, their development has been accompanying technological breakthroughs along the last two centuries, e.g., the development of damage tolerant lightweight alloys contributed to the massification of civil air transport, superalloys are a must in modern jet engines and high temperature alloys are found in all rocket propulsion systems.

Nowadays, current trends in the frame of the so-called “Industry 4.0 revolution”, as well as strict regulations to decrease the ecological footprint of aircrafts, together with new space travel technologies such as reusable entry vehicles are further pushing the development of metal-based aerospace materials and structures and their corresponding manufacturing methods. This Special Issue is devoted to disseminate scientific and technological efforts in this context and it is, therefore, my pleasure to invite you to submit contributions dealing with the processing and behavior under service-relevant conditions of metal-based aerospace materials.

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Requena
Guest Editor

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  • high temperature alloys
  • superalloys
  • lightweight alloys
  • fibre metal laminates
  • automatic manufacturing
  • additive manufacturing

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Open AccessArticle Electromagnetic Forming Rules of a Stiffened Panel with Grid Ribs
Metals 2017, 7(12), 559; doi:10.3390/met7120559
Received: 11 October 2017 / Revised: 15 November 2017 / Accepted: 7 December 2017 / Published: 12 December 2017
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Electromagnetic forming (EMF), a technology with advantages of contact-free force and high energy density, generally aims at forming parts by using a fixed coil and one-time discharge. In this study, multi-stage EMF is introduced to form a panel with stiffened grid ribs. The
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Electromagnetic forming (EMF), a technology with advantages of contact-free force and high energy density, generally aims at forming parts by using a fixed coil and one-time discharge. In this study, multi-stage EMF is introduced to form a panel with stiffened grid ribs. The forming rules of the stiffened panel is revealed via analyzing the distribution and evolution of the simulated stress and strain in the ribs and web, where the grid-rib panels were decomposed as the flat panel and two panels with uni-directional ribs (ribs only in X direction or Y direction). It is shown that the forming depth is mainly attributed to the forces on the web, although electromagnetic force is applied on both the ribs and the web, especially, large force on the ribs. The ribs are subjected to uniaxial stress parallel to their directions, and the web is subjected to plane stress in the deformation region. Furthermore, the change of the uniaxial stress characteristic in the X-direction ribs is influenced by the electromagnetic force, reverse bend and inertial effect. The plastic deformation mainly occurs in the Y-direction ribs of the deformation region under a three-direction strain state. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modern Aerospace Materials)

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