Special Issue "Design of Alloy Metals for Low-Mass Structures"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: mechanics of materials; crystal plasticity; textures; metallurgy; severe plastic deformation
Interests: couplings between phase transformations; modelling, numerical simulation and experimental validation; prediction of internal stresses and deformations during heat treatment of metallic alloys; metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites
These days, 25% of all materials used are metals and this percentage is not expected to decrease as they are indispensable for many applications due to their high resistance to temperature. The only handicap of metals is their relatively higher density with respect to modern composites. It is possible to lighten metallic structures in three ways: (1) employ low-density metals; (2) develop new ones; (3) increase the yield strength of existing high-density metals. The Laboratory of Excellence of the Lorraine University in France, called ‘Design of Alloy Metals for Low-Mass Structures’ is working towards lightening metallic structures by metallurgical means. Two leading research laboratories compose this Laboratory of Excellence within the Lorraine University: the Laboratory of Microstructure Studies and Mechanics of Materials (LEM3), based in Metz and the Jean Lamoure Institute (IJL) located in Nancy. In this Special Issue, they report some of their significant progress in different fields of metallurgy and mechanics of metallic materials. There are articles in the three major fields of metallurgy; physical, chemical and mechanical metallurgy. All scales are covered: from atomistic studies to real-scale metallic structures.Prof. Laszlo S. Toth
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- alloy design
- microstructure control
- process design
- mechanical behavior
- multi-scale modeling