Special Issue "Microstructural Characteristics and Mechanical Behavior of Austenitic Stainless Steel"

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: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editor

School of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran, Iran
Interests: high-performance engineering materials; mechanical/physical properties of additively manufactured materials; thermomechanical processing of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The room- and high-temperature mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels are dependent on their specific microstructure characteristics in micro, nano and atomic scales. In this respect, the alloying elements and alloying strategy, casting condition, subsequent thermo(mechanical) processing routes and post-heat treatments certainly influence the microstructural features. Therefore, describing the microstructure–processing–properties relationship in austenitic stainless steels is of high interest and critical for efficient and economical design to meet application requirements.

This Special Issue will focus on the microstructure of austenitic stainless steels, with an emphasis on its correlation with strain-hardening behavior and involved deformation mechanisms. This Special Issue encourages a discussion of the effect of grain structure, substructure, dislocation networks, annealing and deformation twins, austenite stability, slip character, stacking fault energy and texture on the hardening behavior of austenitic stainless steels. Studies that focus on innovative and more cost-effective compositions, metastable stainless steels, and those subjected to different processing routes from conventional to new forms, such as additive manufacturing and thermomechanical treatments, are also invited. We hope that this issue contributes to expanding our knowledge regarding the strength–ductility balance of austenitic stainless steels, as well as suggesting ideas for future composition designs. Manuscripts are highly welcomed from both academic and commercial viewpoints that present innovative and original findings.

Dr. Hamid Reza Abedi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • austenitic stainless steel
  • twinning
  • grain refinement
  • stacking fault energy
  • strain hardening
  • mechanical properties
  • deformation mechanisms
  • austenite stability
  • texture
  • microstructure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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