Special Issue "Recrystallization and Phase Transformation of Steel Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Toshio Ogawa
Guest Editor
Department of Materials Design Innovation Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Interests: recovery and recrystallization; phase transformation; iron and steel; high-dimensional analysis of microstructure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Steel materials are widely used in various applications for their low cost and capacity for mass production. A key point of material design for steel materials is mainly the control of recrystallization and phase transformation in the manufacturing process. Moreover, the interaction between recrystallization and phase transformation plays an important part in controlling the microstructure.

The long history of research on recrystallization and phase transformation of steel materials is well known. Recently, not only experimental approaches but also various approaches such as modeling, simulation, high-dimensional analysis, and machine learning have been attracting attention. These approaches have led to new and important findings. Thus, the research on recrystallization and phase transformation of steel materials will continue to increasingly develop in the future.

In this Special Issue, I wish to focus on the recrystallization and phase transformation of steel materials. I would like to invite you to submit original research articles for this Special Issue.

Dr. Toshio Ogawa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Recovery
  • Recrystallization
  • Phase transformation
  • Precipitation
  • Microstructure
  • Texture
  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Modeling and simulation
  • High-dimensional analysis
  • Materials informatics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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