Special Issues

Metals runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Nanostructured Metallic Coatings
edited by Peter Baumli
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 220
Keywords: thin films; metallic glasses; anomultilayers; microstructure; morphological stability; melting point depression; joining; brazing; optical properties; electrical properties; thermodynamical behavior
High-Entropy Materials: Challenges and Prospects II
edited by Weidong Li and Peter K. Liaw
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 254
Keywords: high-entropy alloys; physical metallurgy; microstructures; mechanical properties; theoretical calculations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Transition Metals and Rare Metals)
Advances in Low-Temperature Nitriding and Carburizing of Stainless Steels and Metallic Materials: Formation and Properties
edited by Shinichiro Adachi, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3614
Keywords: Low-temperature nitriding; Low-temperature carburizing; Expanded austenite (S-phase); Metallic material properties; Metallurgical characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Recycling of Rare Earth Metals
edited by Kyeong Woo Chung
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 226
Keywords: Recycling; Rare earth elements; Hydrometallurgy; Solvometallurgy; Neodymium magnet; Phosphor; Catalyst
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
Titanium Alloys: Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Biomedical Applications
edited by Ling Ren
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1079
Keywords: titanium; microstructure; mechanical properties; biomedical application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biobased and Biodegradable Metals)
Additive Manufacturing of Architected Metallic Materials submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3493
Keywords: Metallic additive manufacturing; Architected materials; Functional gradient; Designer materials; Biomimetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Additive Manufacturing)
Recent Advances and Applications of Machine Learning in Metal Forming Processes submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 10558
Keywords: metal forming processes; machine learning; modeling; optimization; numerical simulation; defect prediction; material parameter identification; material modeling; deep learning; data-driven
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Surface Engineering for High Performance Metals in Biomedical Applications submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 209
Keywords: biometallic materials; wrought metals; additively manufactured metals; new alloys; porous metallic materials; biodegradable metals; metallic surface functionalization and modification; uncoated materials; multiscale topography; nano structuring; machining; beam processes (laser; electron beam); plasma treatment; wear and corrosion resistance; microstructure engineering; surface characterization; abrasive treatment; shot peening techniques; mechanical properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biobased and Biodegradable Metals)
Mechanical Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Metallic Materials
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1227
Keywords: metal materials production; modeling; simulation; process analysis; optimization; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Development and Application of Biodegradable Metals
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6323
Keywords: magnesium; zinc; iron; biodegradation; processing; testing methods; applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biobased and Biodegradable Metals)
Innovative Surface Modification Techniques for Increasing the Wear Resistance of Metallic Materials
edited by John Coronado
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 411
Keywords: metallic materials; wear behavior and friction; abrasion and hard-particle erosion; cavitation erosion; sliding wear; surface engineering; hardfacing deposits; thermal spraying; PVD thin-film deposition; cold working processing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Fundamentals of Advanced Pyrometallurgy
edited by , and Xiaodong Ma
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 4703
Keywords: Low-grade resources; Pyrometallurgy; Process development; Iron and steel; Nonferrous metals; Recycling; Slag; Physiochemistry; Thermodynamic and viscosity modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
Advances in Corrosion and Fatigue Behavior of High-Performance Steel
edited by Yafei Ma and Wenjun Zhu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 173
Keywords: corrosion protection; fatigue modeling; fatigue behavior; high-performance steel; numerical simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion and Protection)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Metallurgical Processes
edited by Jing Guo, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3295
Keywords: raw material preparation; ironmaking process; steelmaking process; refining process; casting process; non-ferrous Metallurgical process; activity and its application; physical properties of slag and melts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Computation and Simulation on Metals)
Sustainable Metallurgical Processes for Metallic Waste Valorization
edited by , and Stefaan Cottenier
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2725
Keywords: Metal recovery; Reducing agents; Carbon-based materials; Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; Metallurgical processes; Hydrometallurgy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
Hybrid Metal-Polymer Joints submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1616
Keywords: hybrid structures; joining; welding; metal– polymer structures; metal– composite structures; characterization; process modeling; process control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Welding and Joining)
New Trends in Fatigue of Metals
edited by and Pedro Moreira
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5666
Keywords: Fatigue (including LCF; HCF; VHCF); Artificial intelligence; Multiaxial loading; Experimental methods; Failure analysis; Design; Modeling; 3D AM; Machine learning; Structural integrity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Machining of Advanced Cutting Materials: Fundamentals, Modeling and Applications submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5759
Keywords: cutting tools; shaping of advanced cutting materials; grinding; electroerosion; milling; mathematical modeling; FEM in tool design and machining
(This special issue belongs to the Section Computation and Simulation on Metals)
Production of Quality Anodes in Aluminum Industry
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 162
Keywords: carbon anodes; quality control; coke; pitch; anode baking; anode rodding; anode plant; aluminum electrolysis; energy consumption; GHG emissions
Recent Developments of High-Entropy Alloys and Metallic Glasses
edited by and Peter K. Liaw
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 424
Keywords: high-entropy alloys; bulk metallic glasses; plastic deformation; twinning; fatigue behavior; corrosion behavior; irradiation response; chemical complexity; structural defects; crystallization and phase transformations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Transition Metals and Rare Metals)
Protection Technology of Metallic Materials
edited by Xiaoqiang Fan
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1354
Keywords: metal; corrosion protection; wear resistance; surface engineering; tribology; fatigue; fretting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
Magnesium Alloys: Structure, Properties and Applications
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 952
Keywords: Magnesium alloys; Alloy development; Casting processes; Wrought processes; Microstructure; Crystallization; Mechanical properties; Corrosion resistance; Biomedical; Simulations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Integrity of Metals)
Advances in Shape Memory Alloys and Their Applications
edited by Soheil Saedi
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 147
Keywords: Shape memory alloy; Martensitic transformations; Post processing treatments; Damping; Actuations systems; Pseudoelasticity; Shape memory effect; Shape-memory alloy applications; Intermetallic; Hysteresis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Transition Metals and Rare Metals)
Non-destructive Evaluation, Structural Health Monitoring, Vibration Analysis and Maintenance of Bridges with Steel Elements
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2068
Keywords: Bridges; Steel bridges; Steel elements; Non-destructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Damage detection; Vibration analysis; Bridge maintenance; Preventive maintenance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Welded and Adhesive Joints for Marine Applications submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1691
Keywords: Fatigue of welded and adhesive joints; Marine structures; Offshore structures; Shipbuilding; Dissimilar welded joints; Hybrid joints; Finite element analysis; Experimental techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Welding and Joining)
Inclusion Precipitation during Solidification of Steels
edited by Qifeng Shu and Chengbin Shi
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4327
Keywords: Steels; Non-metallic inclusions; Solidification; Precipitation; Modelling; Characterization; Microstructure; Steel refining; Continuous casting; Electroslag remelting; Welding; Additive manufacturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Heat Treatment of Steels: Volume II
edited by Andrea Di Schino and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 293
Keywords: Steel; Heat treatments; Microstructure; Mechanical properties; Q& P
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Advances in Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) Coatings
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 96
Keywords: plasma electrolytic oxidation; surface treatment; multifunctional coatings; dielectric breakdown; plasma discharge
Applications of Intelligent Process Systems in Metallurgy
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2264
Keywords: process metallurgy; extractive metallurgy; artificial intelligence; machine learning; deep learning; nonlinear signal processing; expert systems; data visualization; intelligent decision support; evolutionary computation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Computation and Simulation on Metals)
Advances and Applications in Cellular Metals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4853
Keywords: stochastic and periodic cellular structures; composite and nanocomposite foams; hybrid and syntactic foams; open- and closed-cell foams; auxetic cellular structures; mechanical; acoustic; and thermal properties; fabrication and production; analytical methods; experimental testing; and computational simulations; applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Computation and Simulation on Metals)
Structure, Texture and Functional Properties of Shape Memory Alloys submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2724
Keywords: Martensitic Transformations; Shape Memory Phenomena; Shape Memory Alloys and Methods for Their Production; Thermomechanical Treatment (TMT); Micro; Nano; and Porous Structures; Texture; Functional Behavior; Application; Modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Research Progress in the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Light Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2528
Keywords: Lightweight alloys; Mg alloys; Al alloys; Ti alloys; Microstructures; Mechanical properties; Corrosion resistance; Plastic deformation; Strengthening mechanism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Integrity of Metals)
Failure Analysis in Metallic Materials
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2685
Keywords: failure analysis; stress concentration; failure mode; mechanical properties; microstructure; fatigue; fracture mechanics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Metal Powder for Additive Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Properties and Degradation
edited by Eduard Hryha and Lars Nyborg
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3565
Keywords: additive manufacturing; metal powder; powder manufacturing; powder properties; powder degradation; powder characterization; powder reuse in AM
(This special issue belongs to the Section Powder Metallurgy)
Special Materials for Shipbuilding
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4786
Keywords: Metal manufacture; Metal forming; Lightweight structure; Structural optimization; Ultimate strength; Fatigue and fracture; Impact strength; Vibration and noise; Corrosion degradation
Plastic Deformation and Metal Plasticity
edited by , Dongfeng Li and Bin Gan
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 198
Keywords: deformation mechanism; nanotwins; gradient metals; mechanical properties; nanostructured metals; advanced metallic materials; crystal plasticity modeling; constitutive models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Corrosion Fatigue Behavior of Aluminum Alloys
edited by Yakun Zhu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 249
Keywords: Corrosion behavior; Localized corrosion; Corrosion fatigue cracking; Aluminium Alloy; Intermetallic phases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Advances in Titanium Alloys and Manufacturing and Processing Technologies
edited by Taekyung Lee and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 725
Keywords: titanium; titanium alloy; low cost; manufacturing; plastic forming; welding and joining; microstructure control; thermomechanical processing; additive manufacturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Advances in Understanding Metal Electrolysis Processes submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7329
Keywords: Electrodeposition; Electrolytes (aqueous electrolytes; ionic liquids; molten salts; deep eutectic solvents (DES)); Coatings; Metals; Rare-earth elements; Alloys; Intermetallics; Metal powders; Composites; Recycling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
New Technologies for Metals Recovery from Industrial Wastes
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1236
Keywords: industrial waste; metals; pyrometallurgical methods; hydrometallurgical methods; biohydrometallurgical methods; alternative fuels
(This special issue belongs to the Section Extractive Metallurgy)
Recent Advances in Cast Irons
edited by Annalisa Fortini and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3265
Keywords: Cast iron; Microstructure; Heat treatment; Mechanical properties; Tribological behaviour; Corrosion resistance; Coatings; Casting; Process parameters; Modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Corrosion and Electrochemical Behaviors of Metals
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1454
Keywords: corrosion protection; corrosion resistant alloys; corrosion inhibitors; surface modification; coatings; sol– gel; electrochemical techniques; passivity; EIS
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion and Protection)
New Horizons in High-Temperature Deformation of Metals and Alloys
edited by and Chiara Paoletti
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1988
Keywords: creep; hot working; high-temperature deformation; high-temperature strength; metals; alloys; microstructure; constitutive equations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Application of Computers in Metallic Material Engineering submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 351
Keywords: Computer Methods  and Applications; Computer Model Prediction; Simulation; Software Development; Computer-aided Materials Design; Materials Characterization; NDT Techniques; Machine Learning; Visualization Technology; Metal Forming; Additive Manufacturing of Metals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Computation and Simulation on Metals)
Residual Stress Analysis of Welded Structure
edited by Gyubaek An
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2080
Keywords: Welding residual stress; Fracture toughness; Finite Element analysis; Steel structure; Residual strain; Dissimilar welding; X-Ray; Neutron Diffraction; Hole Drilling; Strain Gauge
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Electrochemistry Analysis in Metals and Alloys submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 258
Keywords: electrochemistry; metals; alloys; corrosion; characterization; potentiodynamic polarization; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; polarization resistance
Fatigue Damage Assessment of Steels
edited by Jai-Won Byeon and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 208
Keywords: fatigue; damage; steel; crack propagation; failure analysis; microstructure; life prediction; in-situ monitoring; nondestructive evaluation; reliability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Failure Analysis)
Smelting and Refining Processes for the Primary and Secondary Production of Metals
edited by Roberto Parra, Philip Mackey and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1086
Keywords: smelting; refining; non-ferrous metallurgy; pyrometallurgy; thermodynamic; slags; matte; liquid metal
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment)
Metal Matrix Nanocomposites and Hybrids
edited by Roberto Figueiredo and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 912
Keywords: metal matrix nanocomposites; hybrids; MMNC processing; severe plastic deformation; microstructure; mechanical properties; characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metal Matrix Composites)
Additive Manufacturing of Metals II submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 253
Keywords: Metals additive manufacturing; Metal powders; Metallurgy; Design; Manufacturing; Thermal modelling; Mechanical modelling; Powder bed fusion; Directed energy deposition; Binder jetting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Additive Manufacturing)
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