Special Issue "Deformation-Induced Phase Transformations in Steels and Non-Ferrous Alloys"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Elena Pereloma

Professor of Physical Metallurgy, Director of UOW Electron Microscopy Centre, AIIM, Squires Way, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia NSW 2500, Australia
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Interests: physical metallurgy; steels; phase transformations; Ti alloys; atom probe tomography; mechanical behaviour; recrystallization
Guest Editor
Dr. Ilana Timokhina

Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3217, Australia
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Interests: physical metallurgy; thermo-mechanical processing; atom probe tomography; clustering; phase transformations; electron microscopy; strengthening mechanisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Deformation-induced phase transformations commonly occur during processing or in-service of parts made from steels or non-ferrous alloys. Examples include, but are not limited to, deformation-induced ferrite formation in steels, transformations of austenite to ε or α martensite in steels, transformations of β phase in metastable Ti alloys to α’’ martensite or ω phase; transformation of ZrCu (B2) austenite to ZrCu martensite in ZrCu-based alloys; stress-induced hcp martensite formation in Co-based alloys from parent fcc phase; and cubic B2 → monoclinic B19' martensitic transformation in NiTi alloys. Such transformations may have a remarkable effect on work hardening behaviour and plasticity of materials.

Papers on recent advances in theoretical and experimental investigations and review papers on the effect of parent phase (phase stability, composition, grain size, morphology, texture) and external (strain, strain rate, deformation path, temperature) conditions on deformation-induced phase transformations and the resulting mechanical properties of materials are thought after for inclusion in this Special Issue.

Prof. Elena Pereloma
Dr. Ilana Timokhina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Deformation-induced phase transformation
  • Stress
  • Strain
  • Deformation path
  • Phase stability
  • Transformation-induced plasticity
  • Microstructure characterisation
  • Modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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