Special Issue "Advances in Sonoprocessing of Metallic Materials"

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 May 2024 | Viewed by 74

Special Issue Editor

CMEMS-UMinho, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: Al and Mg alloys; melt degassing; alloy refinement; ultrasonic processing; FEA optimization of ultrasonic system; advanced casting manufacture; aluminium foam; micro and nano-reinforced lightweight alloys
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue "Advances in Sonoprocessing of Metallic Materials" aims to gather articles that focus on the latest advancements and approaches in the field of ultrasonic processing of metallic materials. Sonoprocessing, or ultrasonic processing, involves the application of high-frequency sound waves to modify the physical, chemical, or mechanical properties of various materials. In the context of metallic materials, sonoprocessing techniques have been increasingly utilized to enhance their properties and performance.

The Special Issue seeks to explore the wide range of benefits that ultrasonic processing offers in metallurgy. These benefits include grain refinement, welding, surface modification, and alloying, among others. By employing ultrasonic technology, researchers and engineers can produce advanced materials and components with customized properties, opening new possibilities for various applications. The primary objective of this Special Issue is to contribute to the existing knowledge in the field of sonoprocessing of metallic materials. By publishing articles that showcase the latest developments and approaches, the Special Issue aims to foster meaningful discussions, facilitate collaborations, and promote knowledge exchange among academic, scientific, and industrial communities. Ultimately, the goal is to enrich the knowledge base and advance the field of ultrasonic processing of metallic materials.

Researchers and experts in the field are encouraged to submit their original research, reviews, or case studies to the Special Issue. These contributions will help to shed light on the current state of the art, identify challenges, and propose innovative solutions in the sphere of sonoprocessing of metallic materials.

Dr. Hélder Puga
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.


  • casting
  • welding
  • cavitation
  • ultrasonic treatment additive manufacturing
  • stress relief
  • peening
  • machining

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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