Special Issue "Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Solidification Behavior of Metals and Alloys (Volume 2)"

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: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Crystopher Cardoso de Brito
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Campus of São João da Boa Vista, São Paulo State University, UNESP, São João da Boa Vista 13876-750, SP, Brazil
Interests: casting; solidification
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solidification is one of the oldest processes for producing complex shapes for applications ranging from art to industry. It is a multidisciplinary field of high importance for understanding industrial processing involving molten alloys such as welding, continuous casting, powder metallurgy and foundry. Process limits are still present and are to be overcome. Many research groups have carried out valuable research regarding particular subjects such as nucleation, macrostructure, microstructural transitions, as-cast microstructure, porosity, macrosegregation, metal/mold interface, interdendritic fluid flow, additive manufacturing and mechanical and corrosion properties of as-cast metals. All these topics have been studied for decades following either experimental or modeling approaches, with remarkable complementary aspects between them. Nowadays, complementary research has been developed concerning the evaluation of experimental data from unsteady state solidification. Knowledge of the physical phenomena occurring at microscopic and macroscopic scales, between liquid and solid phases, is fundamental for the control of the microstructure in all the solidification processes, from casting to welding. The comprehension of solidification remains essential for the development of various recently proposed processes. For example, additive manufacturing processes are still to be interpreted concerning how much the solidification thermal parameters can be used to design the solidification microstructure as well as to solve quality problems.

Dr. Crystopher Cardoso de Brito
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • dendritic and cellular growth
  • intermetallic compounds growth
  • cast eutectic alloys
  • microstructure effect on the mechanical resistance
  • microstructure effect on the corrosion behavior
  • cast aluminum alloys
  • cast zinc alloys
  • cast solder alloys
  • solidification modeling
  • alloy atomization
  • heat transfer during solidification of additive manufacturing processes for metals

Published Papers

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