Applications of Crystal Plasticity in Forming Technologies, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

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Institute of Metal Forming, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straße 4, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: ICME—numerical material and process modeling for metallic materials; production processes (forming and heat treatment) for modern steels; development of alloy concepts and process technologies for the nanostructuring of structures as well as for the adjustment of metastable micro-structural phases; combination of experimental laboratory techniques with numerical simulation to model, evaluate and optimize industrial forming and heat treatment processes; forming technology
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Institut für Metallformung, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: thermomechanical processes; metallic materials; materials processing; mechanical behavior; microstructure; crystallography; mechanical testing; mechanical properties
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Institut für Metallformung, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: multi-physics modeling; fatigue and fracture; crack propagation; crystal plasticity; metal matrix composite; material characterization; finite element analysis
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Dear Colleagues,

Following the remarkable success of the first volume of the Special Issue “Applications of Crystal Plasticity in Forming Technologies” (, which published 11 articles, we are pleased to announce the second volume of this Special Issue.

Advancements in materials science have led to the development of complex materials for targeted applications and have pushed manufacturing boundaries. The microstructural attributes of any material are responsible for bulk deformation behavior and life after failure; therefore, it is important to engineer microstructural attributes that will produce materials with the properties necessary for safe functionality during their service life. The formability limits of such materials play an enormous role in dictating bulk deformation process limits during manufacturing and, hence, can significantly affect the cost of production.

In recent years, crystal-plasticity-based numerical simulation models have paved the way for developing microstructurally informed, detailed models to analyze global and local deformation behavior in single- and multi-phase materials. Such models can highlight the effects of microstructural artifacts on deformation and damage behavior in materials under multiaxial loading conditions. In conjunction with machine learning algorithms, these models can also optimize microstructural attributes to obtain the desired material application or process route.

In this Special Issue, we hope to receive articles from research groups that use microstructurally informed numerical models based on crystal plasticity to solve the challenges faced by forming industries, such as rolling, extrusion, and forging. In particular, we welcome work related to thermo-mechanical treatments. In addition, we are interested in the simulation of polycrystalline metal and alloy forming at different length scales for modeling multiscale localization phenomena, such as slip bands, cracks, and twins.

We encourage submissions on novel techniques that use the integrated framework between experiments and simulations to capture material forming, including the use of material informatics to interpret large-scale datasets and guide continuum- or microstructural-theory developments.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prahl
Dr. Sergey Guk
Dr. Faisal Qayyum
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  • crystal plasticity
  • bulk deformation
  • material forming
  • polycrystalline metals
  • numerical modeling
  • multiscale modeling
  • ICME
  • formability limit
  • microstructure
  • polycrystalline metals
  • multi-phase metals
  • process modeling
  • metal forming technology
  • computational materials engineering
  • plasticity
  • thermomechanical processes
  • materials processing
  • mechanical behavior
  • crystallography
  • mechanical testing
  • mechanical properties
  • multi-phase metallic materials
  • TRIP/TWIP Steels
  • metal matrix composites
  • multi-physics modeling

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