||The goal of our Mini-Symposium is to present effective solutions of manufacturing problems solved by numerical modeling. Among the manufacturing processes, the symposium will focus on thermomechanical processes of advanced high strength steels, aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys with applications in transportation: automobile, aerospace, ground vehicles, shipping, rail etc. The symposium will be focused on sheet and bulk forming and joining processes. We welcome contributions in numerical modeling techniques applied to optimization, control and prediction of (1) geometrical dimensions including springback and distortions, (2) microstructure and local properties, (3) residual stresses (4) crack formation and its evolution, at component and/or assembly level. These advancements are expected to impact development of virtual manufacturing, as part of Industry 4.0.
The symposium is organized within the framework of The American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute – LIFT (https://lift.technology/)
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