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Liquid–Solid Forming under High Pressure

Call for Papers

Liquid–solid forming under high pressure involves the solidification coupled with deformation under high pressure which will improve the properties of materials or products without requiring the very high forming load. Squeeze casting is the typical liquid–solid forming process under high pressure proposed initially by Russian researchers in the 1930s. Later, semisolid forming process was proposed in the 1970s. It is worthy to mention that the international conference of semisolid processing on alloys and composites has been held for 12 times (one time every two years) in different countries. With the progress of technologies on the liquid–solid forming, liquid–solid extrusion process and other new processes were also proposed since 1980s. Recent advances have been made in the field of liquid–solid forming under high pressure which encourages us to summarize them up to be better developed in the future.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to invent more and more new liquid–solid forming processes under high pressure, to understand the strengthening mechanism involved in them by use of new experimental methods or simulation methods. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of processes and simulation in liquid–solid forming process under high pressure. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Process development recently such as squeeze casting, semisolid forming process, liquid–extrusion process, continuous casting, and composite fabrication by use of LSFP processes
  • Microstructure and properties of materials fabricated through the LSFP processes
  • Modeling and simulation for LSFP processes
  • Industrial applications of LSFP processes

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/lsfp/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 9 May 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 1 August 2014
Publication DateFriday, 26 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Qi Lehua, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Guest Editors

  • Hou Xianghui, Faculty of Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Research Division, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
  • Guan Renguo, School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
  • Jiang Jufu, School of Material Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
  • Zhou Jiming, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China