Special Issue "Constitutive Modeling of Welded Joints"

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: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editor

Department of Materials Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran
Interests: solid state processing; process modelling and simulation; residual stress; corrosion; aluminum alloys; magnesium alloys; hard facing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Constitutive modeling as a mathematical description of how materials respond to various loadings is the most intensely researched field because of its complexity and the importance of accurate constitutive models for practical engineering problems. Welding is a very complex thermomechanical process which involves four disciplines: continuum mechanics, heat transfer, materials sciences and production engineering. The mathematical modeling of welding requires simplifications and experimental verifications related to metallurgical and fracture toughness tests of weld joints. The welded joints fabricated by the fusion welding or solid-state welding process can consist of the following major regions: the base material, the heat-affected zone (HAZ), the thermomechanically affected zone (TMAZ) and the weld metal (or weld zone). Depending on the type of material that is being welded, the weld metal (or weld zone), TMAZ or HAZ usually shows the lowest strength. Therefore, specific constitutive models are crucial for predicting the behavior of welded joints. Integrating the thermomechanical behavior of materials into simulations of welding processes plays a major role in the understanding and prediction of important aspects such as residual stresses, plastic distortions and metallurgical transformations in welded engineering structures. In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that focus on the constitutive modeling of welded joints. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fusion welding;
  • Solid-state welding;
  • Constitutive models;
  • Plasticity;
  • Thermomechanical behavior;
  • Finite element method;
  • Finite difference method;
  • Finite volume method;
  • Multiscale modeling;
  • Phase-field modeling.

Dr. Hamed Jamshidi Aval
Guest Editor

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  • fusion welding
  • solid-state welding
  • constitutive models
  • plasticity
  • thermomechanical behavior
  • finite element method
  • finite difference method
  • finite volume method
  • multiscale modeling
  • phase-field modeling

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