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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Additive Manufacturing and Welding Technologies of Metals: Alloys, Simulation and Monitoring"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2023 | Viewed by 150

Special Issue Editors

LORTEK Technological Centre, Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), Arranomendia Kalea 4A, 20240 Ordizia, Spain
Interests: additive manufacturing; welding technologies
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; rapid solidification; phase transformations; steels; nickel-based superalloys; aluminum-based alloys

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Additive manufacturing and advanced welding technologies have received a great deal of academic and industrial interest. One of the most important characteristics of these two technologies is their capability of manufacturing components with high geometrical complexity. However, the characterization of the resultant microstructures is complex, as the structure is the outcome of a rapid cooling process, which affects both solidification and phase transformation, and where the cooling rates usually lie in the range 102–106 K/s.

To better understand microstructure evolution, several approaches can be followed. First, the effect of parameters such as chemical composition or process-related parameters, as well as the physical processes involved, can be studied experimentally by ex situ characterization. Such characterization can be complemented by two different types of studies, that is, simulations (e.g., computational fluid dynamics) and in situ monitoring. Both types of studies can help to obtain information such as temperature distribution or defect characteristics as a function of time, which is why they are highly needed. Moreover, microstructural evolution and/or physical mechanisms can also be better understood if modeled, for example, by phase field models.

Within this context, this Special Issue aims to provide an opportunity for researchers from both academia and industry to share recent advances in the field of additive manufacturing and advanced welding technologies, where we would like to focus on alloy design, microstructural characterization (including solidification and phase transformation studies), simulation and monitoring of metals manufactured by additive manufacturing or welding.

Dr. Javier Vivas
Dr. Adriana Eres-Castellanos
Guest Editors

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  • additive manufacturing
  • welding
  • alloy design
  • microstructural characterization
  • simulation
  • monitoring

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