Special Issue "Advances in Copper, Copper Alloys and Their Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 618
Interests: ICME—Numerical material and process modeling for metallic materials; production processes (forming and heat treatment) for modern steels; development of alloy concepts and process technologies for the nanostructuring of structures as well as for the adjustment of metastable micro-structural phases; combination of experimental laboratory techniques with numerical simulation to model, evaluate and optimize industrial forming and heat treatment processes; forming technology
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Interests: copper; copper alloys; CuMg; metal forming; continuous casting; material characterization; metallography; microscopy; mechanical properties; electrical conductivity; microalloyed copper
Interests: production processes; casting; forming; heat treatment; alloy design; copper; aluminum; materials characterization; metallography; microscopy; electrical conductivity; thermo-physical properties
Copper, with its exceptional ability to conduct electricity, adaptability to different shapes, and facile recyclability, is a crucial metal employed across various industries. The functional metal is an essential element for technical and socio-economic progress in emerging trends such as, for example, the transformation of mobility towards electricity. This promotes research to enhance its mechanical properties, such as its strength, wear, creep resistance or corrosion resistance, without disadvantages related to its electrical and thermal conductivity. These trends demand innovative alloy designs, new production concepts and novel application requirements. As such, refining the way we fabricate copper and its alloys, as well as delving deeper into the field to discover its applicative potential, is vital. An in-depth understanding of the relationships between the metal, its processing, the resulting microstructure, and its macroscopic properties is necessary in order to optimize its performance and ensure confidence in advanced applications.
In this Special Issue, we aim to showcase the latest research and most exciting findings regarding copper. We invite scientists, educators, and industry workers to share their studies and findings. We will address a wide array of topics, from basic information about copper and its alloys, to different processing methods (like casting, shaping, heat treatments, 3D printing) and recycling. We will also explore how computer simulations can help to improve the material and its processing techniques.
We trust that this collection of research articles will enhance our understanding of copper materials. It will also set the stage for new applications and sustainable practices. We are excited to see where this research will lead us.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prahl
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zilly
Ms. Julia Dölling
Guest Editor Assistant
Manuscript Submission Information
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- copper alloys
- additive manufacturing