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Special Issue "Mechanical and Microstructural Characterization of Metals and Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: steel; stainless steel; mechanical properties; metallurgy; scanning electron microscopy; tomography
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Special Issue in Metals: Heat Treatment of Iron- and Aluminum-Based Alloys
Economical issues and environmental awareness have led to a demand for the development of high efficiency technologies. Designers of such technologies require deep knowledge of the properties of materials being used, which must be connected with a thorough understanding of their behaviors. The properties of materials are usually determined through laboratory testing, which is sometimes unable to mimic actual working conditions; thus, it is crucial to understand materials’ behavior in order to predict their responses during use. Therefore, strong motivation lies in exploring techniques which allow this two-part task to be accomplished.
This Special Issue will focus on the use of metals and alloys for structural applications, in which the ability to resist to mechanical loads is the key factor. Adequate microstructural analysis is needed to describe and validate results from mechanical testing using cutting-edge techniques in order to develop a fully understanding of the relationship between properties and microstructure.
Dr. Silvia Barella
Dr. Dario Ripamonti
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- materials for structural applications (steel, light alloys, superalloys)
- mechanical characterization (static load, fatigue, cracked samples)
- high temperature behavior (creep, creep-fatigue)
- properties of additive manufactured components
- electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, EBSD)
- thermal analysis (DTA, DSC)
- X-ray characterization