Special Issue "Processing and Properties of Bulk Nanostructured Materials"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2011)
Dr. Heinz Werner Höppel (Website)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Institute I Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Martensstrasse 5 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: fatigue mechanisms of metallic materials; mechanical properties and their correlation to microstrcuture; in-situ deformation
Prof. Dr. Alexander Hartmaier (Website)
Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Stiepeler Str. 129, 44801 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49 234 32-29314
Fax: +49 234 32 14984
Interests: Micromechanical simulation; Prediction of macroscopic materials behaviour; Dislocation dynamics; Large-scale atomistic simulation
The special issue focuses on the processing of metallic materials by methods of severe plastic deformation (SPD) in order to obtain ultrafine-grained (UFG) microstructures. On the one hand side, emphasis is laid on new developments in severe plastic deformation techniques, including new processing methods, advances in modeling and simulation of the severe plastic deformation processes, prediction of the microstructural evolution during SPD-processing and industrial up-scaling strategies. On the other hand side, the correlation between SPD-processing parameters, the microstructure and the resulting materials properties paired with new approaches in modeling and simulation of UFG-materials behaviour are in focus of this issue. It will cover the interaction between the obtained microstructure and the mechanical properties in UFG materials, strategies to enhance the microstructural stability, new developments of tailoring/grading and functionalization of materials by SPD-processing as well as principal investigations on the deformation mechanisms in UFG materials related to SPD-processing.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Hartmaier
Dr. Heinz W. Höppel
- Bulk Nanostructured Materials
- Severe Plastic Deformation
- Ultrafine-grained / nanocrystalline materials
- (Mechanical) properties and microstructure
- Modeling and Simulation
- Up-scaling of SPD- processes