Special Issue "Casting Alloy Design and Modification"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Prof. Dr. Anders E. W. Jarfors
Department of Materials and Manufacturing, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, P.O. Box 1026, SE-551 11, Jönköping, Sweden
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Interests: solidification processing; semisolid processing; light-weight materials (aluminum and magnesium); metals mechanical behaviour; thermo-physical properties of metals; additive manufacturing; tool materials
Cast materials are used in most of our products, ranging from simple household appliances to advanced products such as cars, lorries and aircraft. In all these applications, cast materials offer a unique combination of function and performance.
Increasing requirements for lighter, stiffer and stronger materials with increasing requirements for thermal transport properties and corrosion resistance are moving boundaries for material performance further. Aspects critical to delivering improved performance are the alloy content and the microstructure. The microstructure is engineered through a combination of alloying, particle additions, all adapted to the process route including post casting treatments.
Accordingly, this special issue of “Cast Alloy Design and Microstructural Engineering” is intended to review and to present the cutting edge state-of-the-art developments in cast materials. The latest developments in the various aspects of the creation of high performance microstructures in aluminum-, magnesium alloys and cast irons are included with special emphasis on inoculation, modification of the cast microstructure, as well as addition of micro- and nano-particles moving alloys into new unchartered performance regimes. Post processing, such as heat treatment, is also important to further enhance material performance. This includes typical heat treatments of aluminum and magnesium as well as novel routes to high performance cast iron such as ADI materials.
It would be a rather difficult task to condense all of the ongoing advances in the various areas of cast alloy design, but the proposed issue is intended to provide a comprehensive account of the “state of the art” in the current efforts targeting a link between microstructure and performance.
Prof. Anders E. W. Jarfors
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- cast aluminum alloys
- cast magnesium alloys
- cast irons
- heat treatment
- composites including nano- and micro-composites
- mechanical properties, such a static properties, creep, fatigue and wear performance
- physical properties such as thermal transport properties, thermal expansion