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Special Issue "New Advances in Aluminum Alloys and Composites for Lightweight Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2023 | Viewed by 116

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Penchal Reddy Matli
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, AP, India
Interests: aluminum based composites; light alloys; processing; powder metallurgy; structure-property performance; wear; thermal analysis; simulation
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interests: light metal matrix composites; sustainable material processing; microstructural–mechanical property evaluation of materials; corrosion behavior of materials; biocompatibility of materials; syntactic foams; tribology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aluminum alloys and composites have gained widespread acceptance in industrial sectors like aerospace, automotive and space—specifically in weight-critical applications. In research, several different manufacturing approaches have been used to improve the properties of aluminum-based materials by means of alloying, composite technology, heat treatment, and coatings, among others. Using microstructural control, the overall properties of aluminum-based alloys and their composites have been improved by researchers around the world. Furthermore, the use of unique processing technologies such as additive manufacturing, sintering, extrusion, etc. has enabled the delivery of high-performance, lightweight aluminum-based materials. The combined effect of processing technology and novel alloying elements or reinforcements can be vital in elevating the gold standard of aluminum-based materials in industry.

Topics falling under the scope of the Special Issue include, among others:

    (a) Novel processing of aluminum-based materials;
    (b) Structure–property relationships in aluminum-based materials;
    (c) Additive manufacturing of aluminum-based materials;
    (d) Surface property characterization (corrosion, tribology, etc.) of aluminum-based materials;
    (e) Theoretical modelling and property prediction of aluminum-based materials.

Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to publish research articles focused on new advances in the preparation, characterization and modelling of novel aluminum-based materials. Review articles are also welcome.

Dr. Penchal Reddy Matli
Dr. Parande Gururaj
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • materials design
  • aluminum alloys and composites
  • additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys
  • microstructure evolution
  • advanced characterization
  • mechanical properties
  • wear and friction
  • corrosion and fatigue
  • elevated temperature behavior
  • theoretical modelling and prediction

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