Special Issue "Research on Machining Methods and Mechanical Properties of Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: amorphous materials; nanoscience; properties; magnetism; titanium alloys; biomaterials; methods of production of supercooled materials; foundry engineering; new technology; nanomaterials; annealing methods; materials science; physics; chemical engineering; engineering
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Technological development is associated with the consumption of vast amounts of energy. Increases in environmental pollution and the greenhouse effect are driving the search for improvements (and savings) in the field of materials engineering. Therefore, modern construction and functional materials must feature increasingly improved mechanical and performance parameters. The development of these materials relies on the search for new, as well as the improvement of existing, production, and material processing methods for alloys.
An example of a class of modern materials is that of titanium-based alloys—which are used as construction materials. The interest surrounding titanium-based alloys is generated by their very good mechanical properties, concurrent with their low specific weight. Due to their high bio-conformity and absence of cytotoxicity, titanium-based alloys can be applied as medical implants.
Another promising group of materials is that of bulk metallic glasses. These materials usually exhibit better mechanical properties than their crystalline counterparts.
Both titanium-based alloys and bulk metallic glasses require continuous improvements. Their processing methods are constantly being improved. For the titanium-based alloys, surface processing is commonly used, which improves their hardness and corrosion resistance. Due to their structure and properties of bulk, metallic glasses are more difficult to process. In practice, the mechanical properties of the metallic glasses can be controlled by their thermal treatment. This method can lead to structural relaxation or partial crystallization, which influences the hardness and/or malleability of these materials.
Composite materials make up an important target in the development of construction and functional materials. It is well known that composites should exhibit better properties than their individual constituents. Composite materials find wide application in many areas of technology; for example, the sports and electronics industries.
The Special Issue of “Research on Machining Methods and Mechanical Properties of Alloys” concerns all aspects related to the mechanical properties of conventional alloys, amorphous alloys, and metal-based composites. We welcome articles related to the machining and thermal treatment of conventional and amorphous alloys. It is my pleasure to invite the submission of manuscripts for this Special Issue.
Prof. Marcin Nabialek
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Machining methods
- Mechanical properties
- New technology
- Unique properties
- Special properties
- Abrasion resistance
- Annealing process
- Improvement of properties
- Crystalline face
- Crystalline grain
- Crystalline structure