Special Issue "Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Metals"

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 April 2023 | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editor

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Department of Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis, Kielce University of Technology, Al. Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce , Poland
Interests: strength of materials; structural analysis; timber structures; bridge engineering; fracture mechanics; damage mechanics; computational mechanics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Friction stir welding is a modern and innovative technology employed to join aluminum alloys as well as other metals. It is a solid-state joining process that allows the full penetration of the weld with no melting involved. This method has demonstrated great potential for many engineering applications.

This Special Issue covers new developments in the field of the friction stir welding of metals. Topics include theoretical and practical studies focused on the application of FSW technology for joining dissimilar metallic materials. Original research papers, reviews, and short communications reporting the results of experimental, theoretical, and/or computational work on any aspect of research in the subject scope are welcome. We look forward to your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Paweł Kossakowski
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • friction stir welding (FSW)
  • aluminum alloys
  • metals
  • mechanical properties
  • material microstructure
  • metal joining

Published Papers

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