Special Issue "Forging of Metals and Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 759
Interests: forging; plastic deformation; semi-solid forging
Known to be amongst the oldest known metalworking processes, forging is a manufacturing process which involves the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. As the metallic billet is shaped plastically during the forging process, microstructural evolution behaviors including grain refinement, texture variation, and compound discretization occur simultaneously. As a result, forged components exhibit better mechanical properties than the components manufactured by equivalent casting or machining. Since the Industrial Revolution, forging techniques have been widely applied in manufacturing metallic components with high requirement for strength. Nowadays, the exploration of human beings into space, the deep sea and polar regions requires the use of innovative equipment consisting of high-quality components. On the one hand, components with a complex geometric structure and large volume are designed. On the other hand, advanced structural materials with ultra-high mechanical properties were developed. Thus, the process, die, and equipment of forging should be improved to realize capacity for the extreme manufacturing of components with extreme geometric structure, extreme performance, and extreme material.
The scope of the current Special Issue embraces interdisciplinary works aimed at understanding and deploying plastic deformation mechanisms of metals, multi-scale behaviors of metals during forging, advancing experimental and theoretical forging analysis, the innovative structural design and fabrication of forging die, and the application of improved forging equipment. Manuscripts will be welcomed from both fundamental scientific researchers and authors belonging to industrial companies involved in the field.
Dr. Yi Meng
Dr. Sheng Ding
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- plastic deformation
- microstructural evolution
- die forging
- multi-scale simulation, fabrication of forging die
- high-strength aluminum alloy
- high-strength titanium alloy
- high-strength steel