Special Issue "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Casting Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018
Prof. Annalisa Pola
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia (Italy)
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Interests: microstructural characterization; nonferrous alloys (Al, Zn, Ti, etc.); wear, cavitation and corrosion resistance; numerical simulation of foundry processes; rheology of metals and alloys; processing of foundry alloys; semisolid processing; spray quenching processing and simulation
As is well-known, foundry processes allow the obtaining of complex near net shape parts, characterized by high performance and good appearance. The properties of castings depend on different factors, as the alloy type, the use of corrective elements, the treatment of the liquid metal, the design of the mould, the process parameters, as well as heat treatment and finishing operations. Each one affects the microstructure of the component and, therefore, the final in-service properties.
The aims of this Special Issue are to present recent research and developments on casting alloys, molten metal and post processing treatments, characterization methods, and prediction models, with a particular focus on the correlation between microstructure and performance.
Hence, the different aspects related to the advances in the design, characterization and evaluation of the properties of casting alloys, based on experimental, analytical and computer simulation methods are welcomed in this Special Issue.
Prof. Annalisa Pola
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Ferrous casting alloys
Nonferrous casting alloys
Simulation and modelling