Special Issue "Investigation of Duplex Stainless Steel"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: duplex stainless steel (DSS) welding; high-strength austenitic steel welding; role of nitrogen in DSS welding; role of nitrogen in austenitic steel welding, ultrahigh-strength steel (UHSS) welding; microstructure investigations
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Duplex stainless steels (DSSs) have outstanding corrosion properties, tensile strength, and high ductility in addition to being able to be produced at sufficient yield. The optimal component austenite-to-ferrite ratio (A/F ratio) for conferring these properties is approx. 50–50. After processing (forming, heat treatment, welding, etc.) this ratio can shift either way to the detriment of the beneficial properties. In addition, due to the high alloying content, several detrimental precipitation events can occur during thermal cycles, influencing the resulting mechanical and chemical properties. Therefore, it is crucial to control the A/F ratio and to restrain the formation of different precipitates. For microstructural characterization, papers dealing with the accurate quantification of A/F ratio and different conditions leading to precipitation are encouraged. In particular, microstructure investigations with novel methods or commercial equipment with new measurement protocols for the newly developed DSS grades are of great importance.
Papers are also invited in the field of additive manufacturing, especially wire and arc additive manufacturing, as numerous phase transformations can occur in DSS whose circumstances have not yet been extensively researched.
Manuscripts dealing with the determination of the processability (e.g., via machining, forming, welding, etc.) of newly developed DSS grades are also encouraged.
Submitted papers should establish a correlation between microstructure and mechanical and/or corrosion properties with an emphasis on possible industrial uses.
Dr. Kornel Majlinger
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- duplex stainless steel (DSS)
- lean duplex steel (LDX)
- super duplex steel (SDSS)
- additive manufacturing
- microstructure characterization
- electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD)
- X-ray diffraction (XRD)
- magnetic measurements
- corrosion measurements
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.