Advances in Phase Transformation Behavior of Steels

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 116

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Thermomechanical Processing Group, Materials and Manufacturing Division, Universidad de Navarra and Ceit-BRTA, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: steels; thermomechanical treatments; complex microstructures; mechanical behavior; microstructure physical and numerical modelling; electron microscopy
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Dear Colleagues,

Steels are complex based on the assessment of their microstructures. A wide variety of microstructures can be achieved through a proper selection of chemical compositions, processing strategies and/or a combination of both. Specifically, phase transformation plays a dominant role in the development of such microstructures, which in turn controls the steel properties. So far, remarkable advances in the understanding and the control of phase transformation have allowed to improve the quality of the products or the industrial productivity, among others.

This Special Issue on “Advances in Phase Transformation Behavior of Steels” is devoted to the latest developments and achievements as well as to critical reviews related to phase transformation in steels. We strongly encourage the submission of research that tackles new observations on the phase transformations and characterization of multiphase steel microstructure with the help of newly developed techniques or the application of various techniques in a smart way, the modelling of phase transformation either under processing or in-service conditions, the application of processing and/or modelling strategies to optimize steel properties through controlled phase transformation, etc.

The processing–microstructure–property relationships of steels continue to be one of the most challenging topics in steel research as the difficulty in understanding the subtle details of phase transformation reactions and the variety of attainable microstructures and properties make this research field a perpetually inspiring issue.

Dr. Denis Jorge-Badiola
Guest Editor

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  • steels
  • phase transformations
  • multiphase steels
  • characterization techniques
  • modelling transformation
  • alloying

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