Special Issue "Finite Element Method in Metal Forming: Current and Future Perspectives"

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: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 290

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maragheh, Maragheh 83111-55181, Iran
Interests: metal forming; ultrafine grained and nanostructure metals and alloys; severe plastic deformation; laminated composites
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Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
Interests: severe plastic deformation; additive manufacturing; metallic composites
National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming and Key State Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, School of Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: metal matrix composite; Fe-based alloys; light alloys; microstructure and mechanical performance; grain refinement; corrosion and protection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The climax of using computer-aided techniques in metal forming dates back to about 50 years ago, including computer-aided design, simulation, modeling, engineering, and manufacturing in order to reveal the most optimum parameters and conditions. In this regard, achieving the optimization criteria is the main aim, which depends on product requirements. For this reason, it is of crucial importance to comprehensively understand all the relevant parameters in different metal-forming processes to precisely implement them in computer-aided procedures.

The finite element method (FEM) is a well-known computer-aided technique in modern metal-forming processes that deals with proper design and control along with the accurate determination of deformation mechanics. Acquiring sufficient knowledge regarding the possible impact of any variables (friction, sample geometry and dimension, die setup, material properties, temperature, rates, process mechanics, etc.) is a definite requirement to achieve accurate and successful finite element modeling. The utilization of FEM-based methods leads to successful predictions, simulations, and designs, making it an interesting tool in the industrial and academic metal-forming processes.

Against this backdrop, this Special Issue is dedicated to thoroughly discussing FEM use in various metal-forming processes, including forging, extrusion, drawing and rolling, sheet metal forming, severe plastic deformation methods, shot peening, warm and hot forming, and any other metal-forming processes with a specific focus on three-dimensional issues, their prospects, and any novelties in FEM.

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Ebrahimi
Dr. Shokouh Attarilar
Dr. Kui Wang
Guest Editors

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  • simulations
  • process modeling
  • finite element analysis
  • metal forming processes
  • computer-aided techniques

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