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Special Issue "Forming Technologies and Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials - 2nd Volume"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 1249

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Department of Materials Forming and Processing, Rzeszow University of Technology, Al. Powst. Warszawy 8, 39-959 Rzeszów, Poland
Interests: anisotropic plasticity; computational modeling; constitutive modeling; finite element method (FEM); friction; friction welding; manufacturing processes; sheet metal forming; tribology
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Faculty of Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: finite element analysis; explicit dynamics analysis; metal forming technologies; incremental forming process; material characterization; biomechanics
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Kirkuk Technical Institute, Northern Technical University, Kirkuk 36001, Iraq
Interests: sheet metal forming; single point incremental forming; metal forming technologies; plastic working; materials characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great honor to serve as the Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Materials that focuses on Forming Technologies and Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials (2nd edition). I am pleased to inform you of the opportunity to submit a research or review paper to this Special Issue.

The plastic working of metallic and polymeric materials is today's ’most efficient and important manufacturing technology in industry. Lightweight materials, such as titanium alloys, aluminium alloys, ultra-high-strength steels, composites and polymers, are extensively used in automotive, aerospace, transportation, and construction industries, leading to increasing demand for advanced innovative forming technologies. Today, numerical simulation is highly focused and offers a better understanding of innovative forming processes. The computational methods and numerical analysis, coupled with the modeling of the structural evolution, allow us to reduce the time spent and eliminate experimental tests.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in various modern forming processes and the latest research related to the computational methods for forming technologies. Research articles that focus on new developments in the formation of advanced materials are welcome for consideration of publication. I truly believe that this Special Issue will help the research community to enhance their understanding of the present status and trends of modern material-forming processes. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aerospace and automotive metal-forming technologies,
  • Computational techniques for metal-forming processes,
  • Constitutive modeling of engineering materials,
  • Durability and wear resistance of tools,
  • Formability of materials,
  • Friction and lubrication in metal-forming processes,
  • High-speed forming technologies,
  • Hydroforming processes,
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of advanced materials,
  • Technology of incremental sheet forming.

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Trzepieciński
Prof. Dr. Valentin Ştefan Oleksik
Dr. Sherwan Mohammed Najm
Guest Editors

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  • computational methods
  • constitutive modeling
  • finite element method
  • friction
  • incremental sheet forming
  • lubrication
  • material characterization
  • metal forming
  • microstructure
  • plastic working
  • sheet metal forming
  • superplasticity

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Minimizing the Main Strains and Thickness Reduction in the Single Point Incremental Forming Process of Polyamide and High-Density Polyethylene Sheets
Materials 2023, 16(4), 1644; - 16 Feb 2023
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Polymeric materials are increasingly used in the automotive industry, aeronautics, medical device industry, etc. due to their advantage of providing good mechanical strength at low weight. The incremental forming process for polymeric materials is gaining increasing importance because of the advantages it offers: [...] Read more.
Polymeric materials are increasingly used in the automotive industry, aeronautics, medical device industry, etc. due to their advantage of providing good mechanical strength at low weight. The incremental forming process for polymeric materials is gaining increasing importance because of the advantages it offers: relatively complex parts can be produced at minimum cost without the need for complex and expensive dies. Knowing the main strains and especially the thickness reduction is particularly important as it directly contributes to the mechanical strength of the processed parts, including in operation. For the design of experiments, the Taguchi method was chosen, with an L18 orthogonal array obtained by varying the material on two levels (polyamide and polyethylene) and the other three parameters on three levels: punch diameter (6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm), wall angle (50°, 55° and 60°) and step down (0.5 mm, 0.75 mm and 1 mm). The output parameters were strain in the x direction, strain in the y direction, major strain, minor strain, shear angle and thickness reduction. Two analyses were conducted: signal-to-noise ratio analysis with the smaller-is-better condition and analysis of variance. The optimum values for which the thickness was reduced were the following: wall angle of 50°, punch diameter of 10 mm and step down of 0.75 mm. Full article
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