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Special Issue "Development of Bainitic Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Steels with fully or partially bainitic microstructures are used in a variety of applications, ranging from the ~0.5 mm advanced high strength steel sheets for vehicle bodies in white, to the ~250 mm wall thickness of nuclear reactor pressure vessels.
For this reason, and perhaps as the results of one of the last major controversies in the field of phase transformation in steels, the bainitic transformation has continued to receive considerable attention, from both industry and academia, over the past twenty years.
Successful development implies the ability to achieve specific criteria (tensile strength, toughness, ductility, fatigue or wear resistance, etc.). Notwithstanding costly trial and error approaches, the design of new steel compositions or processes usually require the bringing together of two major fields of investigations.
A first domain of investigation is the understanding and quantification of the relationship between microstructure (carbides distribution if they are present, density of low/high misorientation interfaces, retained austenite, including its carbon content and morphology, etc.) and target properties.
A second one is similarly concerned with the relationship between composition, thermo-mechanical processing and resulting microstructure; both from a characterization and modeling point of view.
While there are a significant number of recent advances on these topics, they are seldom brought together in a single forum. The objective of this Special Issue will thus be to compile a wide-ranging collection of contributions, covering both mechanical properties and microstructural development of bainitic steels.
Papers discussing recent advances, and also review articles, whether they fall within the first or second (or both) line(s) of investigations, are invited for inclusion in this Special Issue on "Development of Bainitic Steels”.
Dr. Thomas Sourmail
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Alloy Design
- Mechanical Properties
- Carbide Free Bainite