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Special Issue "Semisolid Processing and Squeeze Casting of Alloys and Composites"
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 2985
Special Issue Editors
Interests: semisolid processing of alloys and composites; squeeze casting of alloys and composites; compounding forming by combining casting and forging
Special Issue Information
Semisolid processing (SSP) and squeeze casting (SC) are two typical near-net-shape technologies for forming of alloys and composites. They have been widely used in the automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, weapons, and 3C fields due to their low resistance to deformation, short processing time, and low cost. A large number of materials have been used in semisolid processing and squeeze casting, which include aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, superalloys, steel, copper alloys, titanium alloys, and iron as well as their composites. In addition to casting alloys, wrought alloys are also used in semisolid processing and squeeze casting. This indicates that semisolid processing and squeeze casting have a wide range of applications in the field of materials. Semisolid processing involves fabrication of semisolid slurry and forming in the semisolid state. Squeeze casting is defined as a process in which liquid metal is poured (or injected) into a die cavity and solidified under a high pressure. Though there are some differences between these two technologies, they also have some obvious similarities. For example, in semisolid processing, the typical technology is referred to as semisolid squeeze casting, in which a semisolid slurry is used in squeeze casting. The typical and similar characteristics of these two technologies include solidification of liquid metal under high pressure and plastic deformation of the solid phase.
Energy conservation and emission reduction are also important factors to consider in the forming technologies of alloy and composite and, therefore, short processes of low cost are favored. Semisolid processing and squeeze casting have exhibited some obvious advantages, such as enabling near net shape and being a short process of low cost compared to the conventional casting and forging technologies. Given the urgent need for energy conservation and emission reduction in industrial manufacture, the applications of semisolid processing and squeeze casting are able to extend into the automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, weapons, and 3C fields.
Semisolid processing and squeeze casting depend on the optimization of microstructure and properties, numerical simulation of processes, and the development of new materials. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and new developments in the relationships between the microstructures and mechanical properties of products formed by SSP or SC. All aspects related to SSP or SC, semisolid slurry fabrication, rheoforming and thixoforming, physical and numerical simulation of SSP and SC, process optimization of squeeze casting, and heat treatment of products formed by SSP and SC are of interest. Submissions of full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jufu Jiang
Prof. Dr. Gang Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- semisolid processing
- squeeze casting
- microstructure evolution
- properties optimization
- fabrication of semisolid slurry
- numerical simulation
- heat treatment