Special Issue "Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: steels; alloys; creep; residual life; mechanical properties; welded joints
Interests: cast alloys; alloys; mechanical properties; heat treatment
The crucial stage when designing constructions and appliances is the choice of a proper grade of engineering material with the required functional properties. Currently, engineers can choose from four basic groups of engineering materials, including: Metals and their alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. A set of specific mechanical and physical properties decides on the common use of metals and alloys as materials for construction, tools, or specific purposes. The deciding factor is also the easiness of forming with the use of casting methods, cold and hot working, as well as the possibility of joining metal elements by welding, pressure welding, soldering, gluing, etc. and the affordable price. Mechanical properties of alloys are determined by the type of the metal microstructure, characterized by the chemical composition and the crystalline structure of phases, the size and shape of grains of the particular phases and their mutual distribution, the extent of crystal lattice defects, and the way of spacial distribution of the defects. The microstructure of alloys is shaped through building a proper chemical composition and selecting the right conditions of the applied heat, thermochemical or plastic treatment.
We invite researchers to submit papers related to alloys (engineering materials) to discuss potential materials, the method of improvement of strength and cyclic properties of alloys, the stability of microstructures, the possible application of new (or improved) alloys, and the use of treatment for alloys improvement.
Dr. Marek Sroka
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Golański
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Chemical composition
- Mechanical properties