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Call for papers: Computer modelling of Additive Manufacturing

Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Computer modelling of Additive Manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing is a step change in manufacturing technology. A major challenge is to control defects and residual stresses to ensure good and repeatable mechanical properties. Computer modelling based on the fundamental principles of mechanics and materials science is potentially a powerful tool to optimise additive manufacturing processes. However the large difference between the size of the “process zone” where material is deposited/consolidated and that of a build presents a challenge to existing computational methods. Additive manufacturing also offers an ideal platform for applications of topological optimisation in computational mechanics. Furthermore the algorithms of deep machine learning and image recognition could make a major impact on additive manufacturing for in-process monitoring and control of defects and distortion. This thematic series covers all aspects of computational modelling of additive manufacturing processes and computer-based tools for in-process monitoring and control. Most of the additive manufacturing techniques are multi-physics processes. Papers presenting interdisciplinary research are therefore strongly encouraged.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of deep machine learning in additive manufacturing
  • Digital twin of additive manufacturing process
  • Multi-physics modelling of additive manufacturing processes
  • Multi-scale modelling of additive manufacturing processes
  • Numerical methods for modelling additive manufacturing processes
  • Analytical and theoretical models for additive manufacturing process
  • Novel applications of commercial software in additive manufacturing
  • Relationship between mechanical properties of additively manufactured parts and their material and processing conditions
  • Relationship between mechanical properties of additively manufactured parts and their microstructures
  • In-process monitoring and control of additive manufacturing processes

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes submission system. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Recent Developments in Mechanics of Advanced Materials. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Jingzhe Pan, University of Leicester, UK

Guest Editors

Xiaoxiao Han, University of Loughborough, UK
Zhao Zhang, Dalian University of Technology, China

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

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