Special Issue "Steels"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Richard Thackray
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/materials/staff/rthackray
E-Mail: r.thackray@sheffield.ac.uk

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Steel is one of the most important engineering materials in the world, and plays an essential role in our everyday lives.

Over the past 25 years we have seen, and continue to see, a huge amount of research and development activity related to steel processing, products and applications. For example, the development of advanced high strength steels with improved toughness and strength, the introduction of novel techniques for making and refining steel, improvements in rolling and forging operations, advances in coatings technologies, and in strategies that are being trialled and adopted by the industry in order to reduce the environmental impact of steel production.

The main focus of the forthcoming Steels issue is to present an overview of some of these developments from the viewpoint of both industry and academia. Advances in steelmaking, casting, alloy design and microstructural optimisation, process modeling, rolling and finishing, and joining technologies will be presented, in addition to examples of the use of modern steels in applications such as packaging, construction, transport, and energy and power generation. With a global recovery rate of 70%, steel is the most recycled metal in the world, and aspects regarding the recycling, life cycle assessment and sustainability of steel will also be addressed.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Richard Thackray
Guest Editor


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  • alloy design
  • mechanical properties
  • applications—construction, automotive, energy
  • steelmaking
  • rolling and forging
  • casting
  • recycling and sustainability
  • joining

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p. 751-783
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Materials 2015, 8(2), 751-783; doi:10.3390/ma8020751
Received: 19 December 2014 / Revised: 6 February 2015 / Accepted: 11 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
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p. 424-434
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Materials 2015, 8(2), 424-434; doi:10.3390/ma8020424
Received: 28 October 2014 / Accepted: 19 January 2015 / Published: 29 January 2015
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Materials 2014, 7(12), 7997-8011; doi:10.3390/ma7127997
Received: 29 September 2014 / Revised: 23 November 2014 / Accepted: 3 December 2014 / Published: 10 December 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(12), 7891-7906; doi:10.3390/ma7127891
Received: 7 September 2014 / Revised: 27 November 2014 / Accepted: 2 December 2014 / Published: 9 December 2014
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