Special Issue "Material Analysis of Additively Manufactured Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: relationship between processing parameters microstructure and mechanical properties of metals, microstructure analysis of metals by light and scanning electron microscopy, additively manufactured metals, advanced high strength steels, in-situ testing
Additive manufacturing (AM) allows for the design of innovative and lightweight products with complex geometries and improved functional and mechanical properties. However, AM is still facing some material issues, for example, high residual stresses, pores, and impurities, and lower impact toughens and creep resistance, than corresponding conventional material. Intensive material research is still necessary to obtain reliable and high-quality products.
This Special Issue will cover the latest advances in the field of the additive manufacturing of metals. Contributions focused on the material aspects of metal additive manufacturing on any of the following topics will be of a particular interest: the effect of AM parameters and subsequent post-treatment parameters on microstructures and the mechanical properties of metals; creep and fatigue; failure mechanisms and crack formation; in-situ testing; the study of phase transformations during AM and/or subsequent heat treatment; the determination and reduction of residual stresses and porosity; the production and characterization of welds and joints of AM metals, including hybrid joins; the thermal and deformation stability of AM metals; the monitoring, description, and simulations of material behavior during the AM process.
It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. Original, high-quality research articles and reviews are encouraged for submission.
Dr. Ludmila Kučerová
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Effect of processing parameters on microstructures and mechanical properties
- Improvement of mechanical properties of AM metals
- Porosity of AM products
- Characterization of material behavior during AM process
- Welds and joints of AM metals
- Failure mechanisms and crack formation.