Special Issue "Physical Metallurgy of High Performance Alloys"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2016)
Prof. Dr. Shankar M.L. Sastry
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 63130, USA
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Interests: severe plastic deformation processing for microstructural refinement and mechanical property improvements of structural materials; sustainable materials; biomimetic materials
Physical metallurgy has always played a key role in the design and development of high performance alloys, and has guided the microstructural modifications needed to produce improvements in strength, toughness, creep resistance, bio compatibility, and other properties. The goal of this Special Issue on physical metallurgy of high performance alloys is to bring together the recent advances, identify gaps in our understanding of the design of high performance alloys, and summarize directions for further research in the field. Structural alloys, as well as functional materials, will be included.
Examples of some of the recent advances in the development of high performance alloys include development of intermetallics-based high performance alloys for high temperature applications, novel processing methods, such as severe plastic deformation for the development of sub-microscopic and nano grained alloys for improved strength and toughness, laser processing and rapid solidification methods for nonequilibrium phase formation and additive manufacturing, tailoring of composition and structure at the atomic scale; development of materials for energy production and energy storage; and bio compatible and biomimetic materials.
Papers for publication in the Special Issue of Materials are invited in all the above classes of materials and in the areas of thermodynamics and structure based alloy design, modeling, and experimental validation; compositional and processing modifications for microstructure modifications and property improvements of high performance alloys; advanced synthesis and processing routes for the development of high performance alloys; state of the art techniques for the fine-scale structural characterization of high performance alloys; in-service performance of the alloys, and any other relevant phenomena. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Shankar M.L. Sastry
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- High performance alloys
- High temperature alloys
- Nanograined alloys
- Severe plastic deformation processing
- Nonequiilibrium phase formation
- Additive manufacturing
- Computer simulation and modeling of alloy design and development
- Laser/electron beam processing
- Rapid solidification processing
- Energy-related materials