Dissimilar Metals and Alloys: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Laser Welding

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 268

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Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
Interests: solidification of metallic alloys; aluminum alloys; magnesium alloys; phase transformation; microstructure and mechanical properties; dissimilar metals and alloys: microstructure and mechanical properties; laser welding
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Powder Metallurgy Research Institute, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of laser welding in dissimilar metals and alloys has gained significant attention in recent years due to its unique advantages in achieving high-quality joints. However, the microstructure and mechanical properties of these joints are affected by several factors, including the composition of the materials, welding parameters, and post-welding treatments. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the microstructure and mechanical properties of dissimilar metal and alloy joints produced using laser welding.

The Special Issue welcomes original research articles, reviews, and short communications on topics related to dissimilar metal and alloy laser welding, including but not limited to:

  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of laser-welded dissimilar metals and alloys;
  • Effects of welding parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of laser-welded dissimilar metals and alloys;
  • Post-welding treatments and their effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties of laser-welded dissimilar metals and alloys;
  • Characterization techniques for evaluating the microstructure and mechanical properties of laser-welded dissimilar metals and alloys;
  • Applications of laser-welded dissimilar metals and alloys in industry.

Overall, this Special Issue provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their latest findings, insights, and experiences on dissimilar metal and alloy laser welding. The aim is to advance the state of the art in this field and promote the development of new techniques and applications for laser welding.

Prof. Dr. Shouxun Ji
Prof. Dr. Hailin Yang
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  • laser welding
  • dissimilar metals and alloys
  • microstructure evolution
  • mechanical properties
  • welding parameters
  • post-welding treatments
  • numerical simulation
  • manufacturing methods
  • metallic materials
  • solidification
  • casting
  • deformation
  • heat treatment

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