Special Issue "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Steels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 May 2020).
Interests: advanced high-strength steels; high-strength low-alloyed steels; heat treatment; thermomechanical processing; hot rolling; hot-working phenomena; physical simulation; deformation of metals
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Steel is one of the most popular materials in the world. This alloy of iron and carbon has gone a long way in the past few centuries offering gradually better and better mechanical properties. New chemical composition strategies and new technologies of casting, metal forming and heat treatment allow us to obtain modern steel products, which satisfy the needs of the present industry. Steel is used in every part of the industry, beginning from low-carbon sheet steels for automotive applications, through structural steels for bridges, buildings, linepipes, ships, pressure vessels, etc., to engineering steels, stainless steels, specialty steels, and tool steels. The development of steel is directly related to a continuous progress in modern structural characterization techniques, which make it possible to better understand microstructure–processing–property relationships occurring often at the nano-scale level. One of the most dynamically evolving materials is high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels and more recently advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). The successful identification of their multiphase microstructure and nano-sized particles requires the application of modern microstructural techniques to better explain the structure–property relationships occurring in this group of materials.
This Special Issue aims at covering recent progress and new developments in relationships between the microstructure and mechanical properties of conventional and modern steel products. All aspects related to steel production, heat treatment, thermomechanical processing, physical and numerical simulation and structural characterization are covered. Review articles which describe the current state of the art are also welcomed.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adam Grajcar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- structural steel
- tool steel
- automotive sheet steel
- plate steel
- steels for forging
- heat treatment of steel
- thermomechanical processing of steel
- physical and numerical simulation of steel processing
- microstructural characterization of steel
- HSLA and AHSS
- multiphase steel
- stainless steel