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Special Issue "Enhancing In-Use Properties of Advanced Steels"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editors

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM-CSIC), Avda Gregorio del Amo, 8, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: phase transformation in steels; complex microstructures in advanced steels; both applied and fundamental aspects of the design, processing, and characterization of nanocrystalline steels
Department of Metal Forming, Welding and Metrology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: high-strength steels; heat treatment; welding; retained austenite; electron microscopy; bainite

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For several decades, advanced steel grades have attracted the attention of researchers and industry professionals. However, the majority of research focuses on the optimization of mechanical properties and modeling of the microstructure. The possibility of industrial implementation is also determined by the in-use properties that strongly affect the manufacturing process. From industry insight, it is important to develop new strategies and concepts for designing steels that, in addition to excellent mechanical properties, are characterized by properties focused on specific operating conditions and technological processes.

This Special Issue aims to provide an opportunity for researchers from both academia and industry to share their advances pertinent to the Special Issue “Enhancing in-use properties of advanced steels”, which covers the design strategy of novel grades of advanced steels focused on in-use properties crucial in terms of industrialization such as weldability, thermomechanical processes, thermal stability at elevated temperatures, corrosion resistance and novel methods of corrosion protection, modeling of mechanical properties focused on specific operating conditions, as well as explanations of the relationship between structure and properties (in-use, technological, mechanical, etc.). Both fundamental insights and practical foresights are greatly welcome in the form of research articles or reviews addressing topics such as thermodynamics, kinetics, physical modelling, numerical simulation, microstructural evolution, advanced characterization of structure constituents, artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computation.

Prof. Dr. Francisca G. Caballero
Dr. Krolicka Aleksandra
Guest Editors

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  • modeling of the chemical composition of novel grades of advanced steels
  • advanced multi-phase, TRIP/TWIP, bainitic or martensitic steels
  • industrialization aspects in terms of in-use properties
  • weldability, thermomechanical processes, corrosion resistance, wear
  • thermal and mechanical stability of phase constituents
  • thermal stability in elevated temperatures, creep resistance
  • structure–properties relationships, with a focus on specific working conditions

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