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Special Issue "Heat Treatment, Microstructure and Properties of Nonferrous Metals and 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 August 2023 | Viewed by 3063
Special Issue Editors
Interests: titanium alloy; Ti2AlNb-based alloy and titanium aluminide intermetallic alloys
Interests: Ni alloys; Ti alloys; advanced characterization; mechanical behavior; hydrogen embrittlement; additive manufacturing
Interests: materials genome; advanced materials; additive manufacturing
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Special Issue Information
Nonferrous metals and alloys are groups of high-performance materials with outstanding physical and mechanical properties, and they are widely used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, chemical and biomedical industrial sectors. For instance, Ti, Mg and Al alloys are suitable for use in lightweight infrastructures and transportations, because they exhibit high performance and aid reductions in carbon emissions; Ti alloys and Ni alloys are candidate structural materials used in aggressive environments with high temperatures, high pressure and corrosive reactants. The microstructure and properties of nonferrous alloys are mainly governed by their fabrication and thermomechanical processing routes, among which, heat treatment is known to be an imperative step in tailoring their microstructures and optimizing their properties. Moreover, heat treatment is usually the last process used to finalize a microstructure condition for practical applications. This is not only applicable to alloys fabricated using conventional casting/forging-based approaches, but it is also crucial for nonferrous alloys fabricated using additive manufacturing. Heat treatment is employed to reduce defects, eliminate elemental segregation, homogenize microstructures and mitigate mechanical anisotropy in additively manufactured nonferrous alloys. Therefore, in-depth understanding of the relationship between heat treatment and the microstructure and properties of nonferrous alloys is necessary to optimize their performance and ensure confidence in engineering applications.
In this Special Issue, we will accept papers that cover both experimental and simulation work regarding heat treatment and the microstructures and properties of nonferrous alloys, including but not limited to Ti alloys, Al alloys, Mg alloys, Ni alloys, Zr alloys, Cu alloys, etc. We aim to collect a wide array of articles regarding the effect of heat treatment on microstructures and mechanical properties and the relationship between the microstructures and properties of these alloys processed via casting, forging, rolling, sintering and additive manufacturing. Submissions in the form of research papers, reviews and short communications are welcome.
Dr. Aihan Feng
Dr. Zhenbo Zhang
Prof. Dr. Hao Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- heat treatment
- metals and alloys
- mechanical property
- modeling and simulation