Special Issue "Friction Stir Processing and Additive Manufacturing in Light Alloys (Mg, Al, Ti) and Their Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing; friction stir processing; light alloys; metal matrix composites; tribology; thermal properties; microstructures; surface modification
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Light alloys are facing an ever-increasing demand, as they can fill the need for materials with high strength-to-weight ratios with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emission in the transportation industry. However, the use of light alloys and of their composites is not limited to portable applications. By careful control of their microstructure and/or by the addition of a well-chosen second phase in composites, light alloys can also meet more stringent and specific requirements in terms of chemical, thermal, or other functional properties for a large variety of applications.
Over the last few years, friction stir processing and additive manufacturing—each technique with its own specificities—have emerged as powerful techniques for the production of light alloys and light metal matrix composites with tailored—often complex and hierarchical—microstructures and potentially improved usage properties. This Special Issue of Materials thus welcomes contributions on various topics fostering a deeper understanding of the correlations between processing parameters—microstructures and properties in the friction stir processing and additive manufacturing of light alloys (Mg, Al, Ti) and their composites (please see the keywords list below for more examples).
I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Anne Mertens
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Laser cladding
- Laser powder bed fusion
- Light alloys
- Metal matrix composites
- Functional materials
- Architectured materials
- Thermal properties
- Tribological properties
- Biomedical applications