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Special Issue "Special Steel/High-Strength Steel Casting and Forging"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2023) | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

1. Key Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Safety Assessment, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
2. Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
Interests: special steel; advanced high strength steel; high temperature alloy; additive forging; materials characterization; hot deformation process; casting; forging; heat treatments; dynamic recrystallization; interface bonding
Prof. Dr. Jianfeng Gu
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Guest Editor
Institute of Materials Modification and Modeling, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: heat treatment of heavy casting and forging; multi-scale simulation of materials microstructure and mechanical behavior

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High-quality special steel is widely used in every field of life and society and is the key material required in major equipment manufacturing and key engineering construction. High-quality special steel, with its high clean purification, high homogenization, and high grain refining requirements, directly determines the product quality and application performance of special steel materials. Clean purification mainly includes the removal of the main elements of impurity in the steel and controlling nonmetallic inclusions in the steel such that they remain harmless. Homogenization mainly refers to the segregation of elements and the uniform distribution of various precipitated phases. Grain refining mainly refers to the grain refinement and uniform structure of the steel. Clean purification, homogenization, and grain refining, involving smelting, refining, casting, forging, rolling, heat treatment, service, and other life cycles, is the key to preparing advanced special steel materials.

The main goal of the Special Issue is to highlight original research articles and review papers concerning the metallurgy, materials, processing, heat treatment, macro-/micro-structure and mechanical properties of special steel.

The main topics to be covered in this Special Issue are (but not limited to) the following:

  • Pure smelting and special melting process research and development of special steel;
  • Metallurgical defects and microstructure control of special steel;
  • Development and research of cold and hot processing and forming technology of special steel;
  • Composition design, microstructure, and performance control of special steel through heat treatment

Prof. Dr. Mingyue Sun
Prof. Dr. Jianfeng Gu
Guest Editors

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  • special steel
  • high-strength steel
  • casting
  • forging
  • forming
  • heat treatments
  • composition and processing design
  • microstructure
  • mechanical properties

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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