Special Issue "Alloy Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Steels have been long known for their strength and toughness. This combination has made them perhaps the most important industrial alloys used by man. Representing a significant portion of steel production and use, alloy steels have been produced since 1865. Classically, the focus of alloy steels has been on producing a harder and stronger tempered martensite structure or improving properties, such as corrosion resistance. However, for the last thirty years, the steel industry has concentrated considerable efforts on low alloy steels to provide weldability and strength. More recently, high alloy steels have become increasingly important as they provide unique deformation mechanisms, such as TRIP or TWIP, which furnish the metallurgist with a new combination of strength and ductility. These newer alloys are being examined for use in automotive applications so that safety and fuel economy can be improved to meet tomorrow’s demanding requirements. There has also been renewed interest in advancing niche steels such as the Hadfield or Manganese steels due to their importance in mining or other key markets. Improving niche steels are necessary to reduce environmental impact and deliver a modern standard of living to everyone on the planet.
In this Special Issue, we seek to provide a wide set of articles on various aspects of alloy steels. The idea is to demonstrate the broad range of properties and applications of these steels. It is hoped that this open access issue will provide a place for anyone to familiarize themselves with the current state of the art for these alloys. Articles on the metallurgy, production methods, defect elimination, and performance in final products of alloy steels are desired.
Prof. Dr. Robert Tuttle
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Alloy steels
- Quench and partition
- Nickle-chromium steels
- Tungsten steels
- Defect elimination