Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys (2nd Edition)

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 August 2024 | Viewed by 122

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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: integrated manufacturing technology; high-performance and high-precision collaborative manufacturing of light materials and components
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School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China
Interests: advanced thermoforming; smart equipment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, enthusiasm in the field of metal alloy material research has continued to grow. Among such materials, aluminum alloys have become one of the most widely used in many industries due to their low density, corrosion resistance, good thermal conductivity, and suitable mechanical properties. Their output is increasing every year, and they are being widely used in aerospace fields. This Special Issue of Metals will focus on the following:

  1. Strengthening of mechanisms of aluminum alloys, including dislocation strengthening, grain refinement strengthening, and precipitation strengthening, to improve their properties;
  2. Formation of manufacturing technology;
  3. Characterization and analysis of the microstructure of aluminum alloy materials, such as grain morphology, texture, dislocation, and precipitation;
  4. Simulation of the forming process;
  5. Design of high-performance aerospace materials.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your manuscripts to this Special Issue and share your research results.

Prof. Dr. Lihua Zhan
Dr. Yongqian Xu
Guest Editors

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  • aluminum alloys
  • microstructure
  • phase composition
  • mechanical properties
  • heat treatment
  • manufacturing technology

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