Special Issue "Deformation and Mechanical Fuctionality of Light Metals in Processing and Forming"

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: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 46

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Shoichiro Yoshihara
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Koto-ku, ,Tokyo, 135-8548, Japan
Interests: sheet forming of magnesium alloys; knowledge engineering; manufacturing processing; strength of materials; plasticity processing; intelligent machine; sheet metal forming
Dr. Bryan MacDonald
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, D09 V209, Ireland
Interests: design and analysis of medical devices; computational modelling of medical devices; medical applications of magnesium based alloys; computational modelling of complex metal forming operations
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mecanical Systems Engineering, Tokyo Metro University, Hino, Tokyo, 191-0065, Japan
Interests: deformation mechanics & process simulation; intelligent forming process; materials processing; micro-forming
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Typical light alloys such as aluminum, magnesium titanium, and high-tensile-strength steel, have attracted attention as materials that play an important role in promoting weight reduction. However, they are known to be difficult-to-form materials due to their high strength and low ductility. This has proven to be a major obstacle to the further application of these light alloys and industries have been unable to take advantage of their various excellent functionalities.

Magnesium, like aluminum and titanium, is increasingly being applied to structural members and components of large transportation equipment, such as railroads and aircraft, as an ultra-lightweight material. In recent years, further development of lightweight material technology has not only included using lightweight materials as single mono-materials, but also combining them into composite structures and materials. There are still, however, many issues to be solved. Ongoing research and development focused on improving formability, product quality and mechanical functionality is advancing rapidly. The global agenda to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency is directly linked to the goal of improving the functionality of these materials.

This Special Issue invites experts to contribute their latest research achievements in fundamental and applied research on the formability, mechanical functionality, corrosion resistance, and recyclability of lightweight metals and multi-materials. We are partciaulary interested in contributions that describe by combining these materials to take advantage of their lightweight and functional properties.

Prof. Dr. Shoichiro Yoshihara
Dr. Bryan MacDonald
Prof. Dr. Ken-Ichi Manabe
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • light metals and alloys
  • metal processing
  • deformability
  • functionality and reliability
  • mechanical joining
  • optimum design
  • simulation
  • multi-material structures
  • corrosion
  • tribology

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