Special Issue "Solidification and Casting of Metals and Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 7979
Interests: solidification; casting; simulation; characterization; alloys
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Establishing control of the cast structure is the underlying object of solidification metallurgy. Recent advances and developments in solidification are enabling the production of high-purity castings for superalloys, aluminum, magnesium, titanium and copper alloys, rapidly solidified structural components and castings with unique microstructures. Additionally, recent developments in processing technology allow for better productivity and reliability in some metal castings. These developments have all stemmed from a good understanding of the science of solidification metallurgy as well as an appreciation of the merits of structural control using advanced solidification processing. In addition, numerous works have also been developed on both experimental and analytical/computer modeling aimed at disclosing the fundamental aspects of metallurgical process, phase formation and growth within liquid melts, and many calculated software were used to clarify the solidification. These included ProCAST, AnyCasting, Magma, Micress, etc.
Accordingly, this Special Issue of Metals, entitled “Solidification and Casting of Metals and Alloys,” is intended to review the latest developments in the various aspects of solidification metallurgy. Specifically, we aim to cover: (a) metallurgical control of the composition and microstructure of metals or castings; (b) micro- and macrosegregation mechanisms, as well as the microstructural evolution of solidification microstructures; (c) multi-scale experiments and simulations for solidification using different calculated methods; (d) fundamental aspects such as nucleation, grain growth, and the development of the mushy zone; and (e) thermal, compositional effects on the development/avoidance of casting defects, etc.
It would be a rather difficult task to condense all of the ongoing advances in the various areas of solidification research in this brief overview. However, the proposed issue is intended to provide a comprehensive account of the “state of the art” in current endeavors, aimed at elucidating the fundamental mechanistic aspects of phase formation during solidification. Thus, we invite submissions covering all of the aspects related to recent advances in solidification fields, including metallurgy, processing, fluid flow, solute and thermal transport based on experimental, analytical and computer simulations.
Prof. Dr. Wenchao Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solidification and casting process
- nucleation and growth
- casting technology
- additive manufacturing
- solidification modeling
- multi-scale experiments and simulations
- advanced characterization methods
- microstructure–property relationship
- industrial applications