Special Issue "Casting and Solidification of Light Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: high-energy materials; high-strength light alloys; metal matrix nanocomposites
The processes of casting and crystallization are defining in the formation of the final properties of light alloys, and optimization of these processes allows improving efficiency of the use and applications of light alloys. The analysis and design of such processes requires special attention. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in technology, including advanced and modern approaches, structure development, and properties of the light alloys.
Investigation of the effect of casting and crystallization on the structure and properties of the resulting light alloys (based on aluminum and magnesium to begin with), and in particular, research connected with detailed analysis of the microstructure of light alloys obtained using various external influences of ultrasonic, vibration, magnetic, and mechanical processing on the casting and crystallization, are welcomed. The use of modern methods of studying the properties of alloys in order to assess the effect of structure on the mechanical and functional properties of light alloys is planned for publication in the Special Issue. Research on the study of introduction of additives (modifiers, reinforcers, including nanosized ones, etc.) into the melt on the crystallization process, the technological properties of casting (fluidity, segregation, shrinkage, etc.), the structure and physicomechanical properties of light alloys are also of interest for this issue. It would be great to find papers that focus on the study of the relations of physicomechanical properties with the defective structure of light alloys and mathematical modeling of plastic deformation of dispersion-strengthening materials. We would like any articles taking both experimental and theoretical (analytical and numerical) approaches, as well as those that consider a combination of these approaches.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Vorozhtsov
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- light alloys
- mathematical modelling
- analytical research