Physics-Based and Data-Driven Modelling of Process-Structure-Property (PSP) Linkage of Structural Metals

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Computation and Simulation on Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 84

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Institute for Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8574, Japan
Interests: severe plastic deformation; microstructure/texture characterization; finite element method; crystal plasticity; machine learning; processing–structure–property (PSP) relation
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School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: advanced manufacturing; friction and wear; severe plastic deformation; microstructure/texture characterisation; advanced modelling; deformation mechanism; mechanics of materials; residual stress analysis; X-ray/neutron/synchrotron diffraction; advanced and emerging materials; high-entropy alloys; corrosion and erosion of materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal forming/processing involves a series of thermo-mechanical deformations. Hierarchical structured materials develop during processing, which determines the final metal’s properties. An efficient approach to accelerate material development is to establish the Process–Structure–Property (PSP) linkages. This is beneficial to forward property prediction, which also enables finding optimal architected structures for given target properties in inverse material design. In addition, it accelerates the design, characterisation, evaluation, and deployment of metals.

Physics-based modelling has become an effective and efficient tool in material development due to increased computational resources, improved numerical algorithms, and progressed physical models. The application of machine learning and big data in materials science is unveiling hidden PSP relationships and can be harnessed in inverse design, e.g., optimizing processing and discovering materials. Combining materials informatics with computational materials science enables the closed-loop study of materials science, where computational materials science generates datasets and material informatics guides simulations.

This Special Issue aims to cover the latest advances in establishing PSP linkages using physics-based computational material science and machine learning methods. In this regard, original research papers, short communications, and review articles studying the following subjects are welcome in this Special Issue: metal forming/processing; microstructure characterisation; computational material science; machine learning; and data-driven materials design. 

Dr. Hui Wang
Dr. Lihong Su
Guest Editors

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  • metal forming/processing
  • plastic deformation
  • mechanical properties
  • mechanical testing
  • microstructure characterisation
  • computational material science
  • machine learning
  • data-driven material design

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