Calls for papers


International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: “Welding of Aluminium Alloys”

Guest Editors:
Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Andhra University, India
Dr. G. Madhusudan Reddy, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, India

Aluminium alloys are gaining importance day by day in all engineering applications in view of their excellent mechanical properties. Welding is an inevitable step in the fabrication of components made of aluminium alloys. Chemical and metallurgical changes that take place during welding affect the mechanical and corrosion behaviour of welds. Recently, new welding processes are being used to overcome some of the problems like heat affected zone softening, partially melted zone cracking and fusion zone cracking.

This special issue is intended to focus on the research related to the all problems during welding of any aluminium alloy. This will helps in finding the reasons and offering better solutions for weldability of aluminium alloys. We invite all the scientific and engineering community to present and discuss their research through this special issue of IJMPT. We therefore formally extend this call for high quality research papers related to the current state of the art and future trends in welding of aluminium alloys.

Subject Coverage
Topics for discussion include but are not limited to:
  • Mechanical properties of aluminium alloy welds
  • Microstructural changes during welding of aluminium alloys
  • Cracking problems in welding of aluminium alloys
  • Partially melted zone in aluminium alloy welds
  • Creep, fatigue and fracture of aluminium alloy welds
  • Corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloy welds
  • Advance welding processes for aluminium alloys
  • Welding metallurgy of aluminium alloys
  • Dissimilar aluminium alloy welding
  • Soldering and brazing of aluminium alloys
  • Weldabilility of aluminium alloys

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Papers must be submitted by: 31 January 2007