Virtual prototyping techniques, generally based on numerical methods, are widely used in the design process of an industrial product. The Special Issue is aimed at investigating metallic material modeling techniques for virtual prototypes with emphasis on both the theoretical basis and the experimental identification and verification. Special attention is addressed to simulation issues in metal forming and other metal processing technologies, in cyclic plasticity and thermal fatigue, in MEMs operation and soldering, in thermo-electro-mechanical modeling of electric vehicles components such as batteries, electric motors, electronics.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect papers providing state-of-the-art knowledge on material modeling for multiphysics simulations. Researchers are encouraged to submit research as well as review papers on specific aspects of the proposed subject or also to describe applications in which the above-mentioned topics are applied to relevant engineering case studies.