Special Issue "Recent Progress in the Forming of High-Strength Lightweight Alloys"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 271

Special Issue Editor

1. Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Automotive Components, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2. School of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: lightweight design and manufacturing of new energy vehicles; special energy field manufacturing of key components; intelligent manufacturing of high-end transport equipment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to publish original contributions relating to the forming of high-strength lightweight alloys. High-strength lightweight alloys such as high-strength steel, aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy, are important structural metal materials with excellent characteristics of high specific strength, high specific stiffness and excellent lightweight performance, etc. They have been widely used in aerospace, high-speed rail, automotive and other fields. Generally, an increase in alloy strength will lead to a decrease in plasticity, making the material prone to crack, springback, wrinkle and other forming defects. In recent years, in order to improve the formability of high-strength lightweight alloys, a lot of new forming methods have emerged and become research hotspots in this field. This Special Issue focuses on the new forming methods of high-strength lightweight alloys.

Articles concerning the theories, technologies and applications related to the forming of high-strength lightweight alloys are welcome. This will provide a broad platform for scientists and engineers in the field of material processing all over the world to showcase their latest research work. Therefore, this Special Issue will cover, without being limited to, the following fundamental and applied research topics:

  • High-strength lightweight alloys
  • Material characterization
  • Kinetic modelling
  • Constitutive modelling
  • Deformation mechanics
  • Forming and joining processes
  • Rapid aging
  • Process and system modelling
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Applications

Prof. Dr. Yanli Song
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • high-strength lightweight alloys
  • material characterization
  • kinetic modelling
  • constitutive modelling
  • deformation mechanics
  • forming and joining processes
  • rapid aging
  • process and system modelling
  • fatigue and fracture
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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