Mechanical Behavior of Lightweight Metallic Alloys

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 767

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: structural integrity; fatigue; fracture mechanics; finite element method; fiber-reinforced composites; environmental effects; additive manufacturing
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: fatigue and fracture behavior of materials; mechanical characterization; structural integrity of conventional and innovative materials
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Lisbon, 1959-007 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: fatigue; fatigue crack growth; low cycle fatigue; mechanical properties; welding; friction stir processing; friction stir welding; additive manufacturing; failure analysis; mechanical design; corrosion fatigue; fracture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lightweight metallic alloys (e.g., aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys) are key materials in the modern industry (e.g., automotive, aeronautic, aerospace, and biomedical industries) because of their intrinsic features, such as high strength-to-weight ratio, high stiffness, good fracture toughness, good fatigue performance, and excellent corrosion resistance. Current environmental sustainability issues as well as their good processability and biocompatibility make them excellent choices for an increasing number of engineering applications and are gaining growing interest.

In this context, in-depth knowledge about the mechanical behavior of such alloys is pivotal to develop durable and reliable components. Mechanical behavior is associated with different variables, namely processing techniques, microstructure features, environmental factors, and loading scenarios, among others. Thus, the main goal of this Special Issue is to foster the dissemination of the latest research focused on the mechanical behavior of lightweight metallic alloys. Both experimental and numerical approaches are encouraged. Literature review articles are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Prof. Dr. Joel de Jesus
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  • lightweight metallic alloys
  • processing techniques
  • alloy design
  • microstructure
  • fracture
  • fatigue
  • environmental effects
  • corrosion resistance
  • temperature dependence
  • damage accumulation
  • advanced applications

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