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Special Issue "Forming Process and Mechanical Behavior Analysis of Light Metals and Alloys"

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 99

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209, China
Interests: lightweight alloys; superplastic forming; electrically assisted forming; microstructure evolution; mechanical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a critical class of structural materials, lightweight alloys such as Ti, Al and Mg alloys and their metal matrix composites have received increasing attention in the fields of aerospace and automobiles. Plastic forming is an essential step toward application. However, with the strong demand for lightweight properties, forming technologies are also facing two important challenges: (i) the shape is becoming increasingly more complex; and (ii) the performance requirements of the component are becoming higher and higher. Hence, it is important to develop a more specific and dedicated forming technology and reveal the underlying relationships between the forming process and microstructure evolution, as well as the application performance.

Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is to publish full research papers of original, significant, and rigorous work and contribute to guide actual product manufacturing and improved component performance. Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of the traditional forming technique, such as stamping/forging/ extruding/ bulging, etc.;
  • New forming technique, such as energy-field-assisted forming/incremental forming/additive manufacturing, etc.;
  • Simulation with experimental verification;
  • Microstructure evolution and performance evaluation.

Dr. Jianlei Yang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lightweight metals
  • forming technology
  • numerical simulation
  • microstructural evolution
  • mechanical properties

Published Papers

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