Special Issue "Casting Alloy Design and Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 8831
Interests: materials science and engineering; solidification; material testing; wear; manufacturing processes
Metal casting processes normally used in the foundry industry (e.g., gravity or pressure casting) are subjected to a wide range of operational parameters. Consequently, a variety of solidification microstructures are formed, directly affecting mechanical, physical and chemical properties, strength–ductility response, corrosion and wear resistance, electrical conductivity, and others. In general, aspects such as the phase and microconstituents present, grain size, macrostructure morphology, porosity, and alloying segregation are responsible for defining the main properties of the final casting. Since there is a close correlation between solidification conditions, microstructure and properties, the effects of solidification conditions and alloying elements on microstructure design and the resulting properties in cast alloys have stimulated new research interest. In addition, it is fundamental to understand the influence of these characteristics on subsequent manufacturing processes such as heat treatment, forming, welding and machining.
The possibility of replacing wrought alloys with cast alloys, with associated cost reduction and improved mechanical properties, has motivated the modern industry to design new alloys by adding new elements or by using additive manufacturing techniques. Thus, this Special Issue aims to collect research articles focused on the design and characterization of cast alloys, especially on the interrelationship between solidification, microstructure and properties; both experimental and theoretical research are welcome.
The scope of the Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following technical topics:
- Casting processes and novel techniques;
- Solidification: experimental and theoretical studies;
- Microstructures and properties characterization;
- Numerical and analytical simulations;
- Heat and mass transfer;
- Processing-structure-property relations;
- Industrial applications.
Dr. Carlos Alexandre Dos Santos
Dr. Eleani Maria Da Costa
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- casting design