Call for Papers - Special Issue on ‘What’s up in … forming and mechanical joining of sheet metals?’
Prof. Sandrine Thuillier
Université Bretagne Sud, France
There has been an extraordinary activity around metal sheets for the last decades, mainly coming from the automotive industry and driven by the need to model the mechanical behavior up to necking and rupture, with the main aims of mass reduction and increased quality of the final product. The reliability of numerical simulations of processes like blanking, stamping, deep drawing, U- bending, mechanical joining by hemming, riveting, clinching, ... is based on the mechanical behavior of the materials, which are mainly steels and aluminium alloys and also copper and its alloys, titanium and magnesium alloys.
Aims and Scope of the Themed Issue
Nowadays, this tremendous activity described above, has slowed down a little bit and the aim of this special issue is to highlight the reached milestones as well as some new trends in forming and mechanical joining of sheet metals.