Special Issue "Mechanical Behaviour of Aluminium Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
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Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra 3004-531, Portugal
Interests: mechanical behavior of materials; fatigue and fracture; multiaxial fatigue life prediction; low-cycle fatigue; fatigue crack initiation; numerical modelling of fatigue crack growth
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
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. Filippo Berto
Prof. Andrei Kotousov
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Manufacturing and processing techniques
Microstructure and texture