Special Issue "Solidification of Alloys: Solidification Microsegregation Prediction"

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: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hongmei Liu
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Guest Editor
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Interests: solidification; welding; light metals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solidification is an essential manufacturing process in the production of various metal products, including those manufactured through casting, welding, and fusion-based additive manufacturing (AM). Microsegregation during solidification involves composition variation within the grain and results in non-equilibrium phases, cracks, and other problems, thus lowering the mechanical properties of the final product. The prediction of microsegregation aids in understanding the condition of the material and enables the improvement of its castability, weldability, and printability. For this reason, determining methods of microsegregation prediction has been a central task in solidification science.

We welcome research articles on the development of microsegregation models, and on their application for controlling the quantity of casting, welding, 3D printing, etc.

Dr. Hongmei Liu
Guest Editor

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  • solidification
  • microsegregation
  • casting
  • welding
  • additive manufacturing

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