Special Issue "Advances in Microalloyed Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018
Assoc. Prof. Pello Uranga
1. Associate Director of the Materials and Manufacturing Division at CEIT
2. Associate Professor at Tecnun-School of Engineering (Univ. of Navarra). CEIT and Tecnun (University of Navarra), M. Lardizabal 15, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
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Interests: Phase Transformations; Microstructure; Microscopy; Microalloying; Steels; Metallurgy; Materials Science; Modelling
In response to the demanding requirements of different sectors, such as construction, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and mining, new generations of microalloyed steels are being developed and brought to market. The addition of microalloying elements, such as Niobium, Vanadium, Titanium, Boron and/or Molybdenum have become a key tool in the steel industry to reach economically-viable grades with increasingly higher mechanical strengths, toughness properties, good formability and weldable products.
The challenges that microalloying steel production face can be successfully solved with a deeper understanding of the effects that these microalloying additions and combinations of them have during the different steps of the steelmaking process. Their influence in softening mechanisms, such as recrystallization and grain growth during hot working, precipitation kinetics, phase transformation during cooling, and the relationship between the final microstructure and mechanical properties are just some examples of subjects of interest for research in industry and academia.
The availability of advanced characterization techniques together with innovative modelling strategies provides new tools to understand these open issues and achieve valid answers for the development of new microalloyed grades and the optimization of the processing routes.
For this Special Issue on "Advances in Microalloyed Steels", I would like to invite researchers from steel industry and academia to submit their latest developments and achievements in this field.
Assoc. Prof. Pello Uranga
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- Thermomechanical Processing
- Phase Transformations
- Mechanical Properties