Special Issue "Plastic Forming, Microstructure, and Property Optimization of Metals (Volume II)"

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 December 2023 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: intelligent plastic forming; crystal plasticity; microforming; on-line process monitor and decision
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced metals and metallic components play a critical role in modern industries. The development of new metallic materials and novel forming technologies, as well as the optimization of formability and properties, have attracted a lot of interest in the past few decades. As new metals emerge constantly, fundamental knowledge regarding the microstructural evolution mechanism and property control method during material preparation and the forming process are in dire need of significant advances to meet the increasing performance requirements of high-end components.

This Special Issue aims to publish papers that focus on microstructural and property optimization in the preparation and plastic forming of aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys, superalloys, high-entropy alloys, and their composites. The development of a novel plastic forming process is also welcomed. Innovations in physical-based and data-driven methods for modeling and optimizing the forming process, microstructure, and properties are strongly encouraged.

Dr. Xuefeng Tang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • plastic forming
  • microstructural evolution
  • property optimization
  • deformation behavior
  • modeling
  • metallic materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop