Special Issue "Study on Plastic Processing Technologies for Light-Weight Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2022.
With the development of aviation and automobile industries, lightweight structural components have increasingly been used to reduce the weight, improve the service performance and save the energy consumption of space and automobile vehicles in recent years. On one hand, light metals, such as aluminum, magnesium, lithium and titanium alloys, are excellent candidates for structural materials. On the other hand, advanced plastic-processing technologies, such as hot pressing forming, superplastic forming, extrusion and flow forming, are more and more widely utilized to form complex-shaped parts. However, there are quite a few challenges for the plastic processing of lightweight components, such as forming precision, mechanical property, production efficiency, cost, etc. In addition, novel plastic-processing technologies are highly needed to boost the development of lightweight manufacture. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and new advances in plastic processing, involving:
- Plastic forming of lightweight parts;
- Relationship between microstructure and properties during plastic deformation of lightweight alloys;
- Deformation mechanism and recrystallization behavior;
- Texture and anisotropy of mechanical property;
- Heat treatment and thermomechanical processing;
- Physical and numerical simulation and microstructure characterization;
- Optimization of hot processing parameters related to microstructure, mechanical property and forming quality;
- Novel plastic-processing methods.
Prof. Dr. Wenchen Xu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plastic processing
- Mechanical property