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Advanced Forming Technology for Lightweight Components: From Theory to Application

Call for Papers

The use of lightweight components is an inevitable issue for the protection of global environment. Transportation vehicles with lightweight components can reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency. First of all, advanced forming technologies are extremely important to fabricate lightweight components. The knowledge and understanding of advanced forming technologies can lead to the development of ultra-lightweight vehicles, and furthermore, can play an important role in fostering the eco-friendly global world.

We invite researchers and scientists to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the theoretical methodology and the numerical analysis on advanced forming process and its actual experimentation and application, providing a new insight into forming of the lightweight component, advanced numerical simulation approach, state-of-the-art technology in forming of lightweight components using ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, composites, and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent numerical approaches of advanced forming processes
  • Latest forming technologies for lightweight components
  • Novel forming process concepts, not the conventional ones
  • Actual applications of novel forming process concepts
  • Optimization techniques for forming the lightweight components
  • Energy-saving and eco-friendly forming processes
  • Joining technologies by forming processes for lightweight components

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/fortec/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 31 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 April 2014
Publication DateFriday, 20 June 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Dae-Cheol Ko, Industrial Liaison Innovation Center, Pusan National University, Busan 609735, South Korea

Guest Editors

  • Jianguo Lin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
  • Jun Yanagimoto, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 1538505, Japan
  • Woo-Jin Song, Engineering Research Center of Innovative Technology on Advanced Forming, Pusan National University, Busan 609735, South Korea