Special Issue "Structure, Mechanical Properties and Adaptation Mechanisms of Metallic and Ceramic Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sergei Yu Tarasov
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Guest Editor
Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Interests: tribology; welding; materials science; deformation; coatings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Structural evolution of materials under dynamic loading, mechanical processing, high-velocity or high-temperature conditions is gaining more and more interest among researchers in the field of materials science. Such an approach becomes promising for finding structural and chemical mechanisms, which allow adaptation of the material to the above-named conditions. For instance, it is known that strain-induced phase transformations may have their effect on materials strength, tribological behavior, etc. On the other hand, there is a mechanochemical interaction between materials and environment, which also has its effect on the subsurface of the materials, especially under high-temperature conditions. Oxidation is enhanced during dynamic contact interaction between the metallic bodies, thus forming mixed oxide films. These films may demonstrate their own adaptation mechanisms, which, for example, allow friction reduction or even self-healing the inflicted subsurface defects under high-temperature ablation of ultra-high temperature ceramics.

Severe plastic deformation is an example of high-velocity dynamic loading, which results in structural and even phase transformations. This is what occurs, for example, during friction stir processing or welding.

Therefore, it is important now to find out which of those adaptive mechanisms are useful and how can they be used for improving a material’s resistance to high-temperature high-velocity dynamic loading. This task stands close to studying the so-called SMART materials since only some elements of the SMART behavior can be delineated.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit full paper manuscripts as well as communications and reviews for this Special Issue devoted to the above-described Materials Science problems.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Metals, alloys, and pseudoalloys
  • Metal–matrix composites
  • Ceramic–matrix composites
  • Polymer–matrix composites
  • Wear mechanisms
  • Nanostructuring in sliding friction, SPD, FSW
  • Friction stir processing
  • Additive manufacturing

The evolution of structure and mechanical properties under deformation and fracture by dynamic loading, processing, and high-temperature deformation of ceramic and metallic materials

Prof. Dr. Sergei Yu Tarasov
Guest Editor

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  • dynamic loading
  • processing
  • tribology
  • high-temperature
  • high velocity
  • adaptive mechanisms
  • structural evolution

Published Papers

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