Journal of Metallurgy

Thermal and Mechanical Treatments of Al, Al-alloys and Other Lightweight Metals and Alloys

Publishing date
01 Jul 2011
Submission deadline
01 Jan 2011

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University, 60131Ancona, Italy

2Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Southern California, Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE), 430, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1453, USA

3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784, Republic of Korea

Thermal and Mechanical Treatments of Al, Al-alloys and Other Lightweight Metals and Alloys


Lightweight alloys are a continuing group of vital materials for a variety of applications. This issue will address new innovations in processing Al, Al alloys, as well as other lightweight systems, such as Mg. Emphasis will be placed on thermal and mechanical processing for improved properties of these alloys including strength, fatigue, creep resistance, and so forth. Aging processes, texture, and dynamic, static, and metadynamic recrystallization particularly during or as a result of hot, warm, and cold working, are all relevant. Novel processing, such as accumulative roll bonding and friction-stir welding, and semisolid processing are also included. Topics to be considered for publication will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Al and Al alloys
  • Mg and Mg alloys
  • Al/Mg alloys matrix composites
  • Thermal/mechanical processing
  • Aging processes
  • Dynamic, static, and metadynamic recrystallization
  • Severe plastic deformations/accumulative roll bonding
  • Hot- , warm- , and cold-working textures
  • Formability: strength, fatigue, and creep
  • Semisolid processing and friction-stir welding

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

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