Special Issue "Creep and High Temperature Deformation of Metals and Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Prof. Dr. Stefano Spigarelli
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Gariboldi
The occurrence of time-dependent deformation of metals and alloys under constant loads or stresses, a phenomenon termed “creep”, has been documented for at least two centuries. Yet, its real significance was appreciated only by the late 1940s, when some peculiar features of creep, such as the occurrence of plastic deformation under stresses well below yielding, were investigated in detail. The continuous development of dislocation theories later permitted to enlighten some specific features of creep deformation. Similarly, the same dislocation theories were used to provide a physical background to the study of metals and alloys response to hot working processes and also to explain and model stress relaxation effects. In parallel, many new creep-resistant materials have been developed, and new hot-working techniques introduced, but creep and hot-working studies proceeded, in most cases, independently of each other. Yet, in many cases, the mechanisms that control these phenomena are essentially the same.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent innovations introduced in the fields of creep and, from a wider perspective, on high-temperature deformation. Scholars are thus encouraged to submit research papers dealing on specific aspects of creep and high-temperature deformation or describing the response of metals and alloys by experimental techniques and/or modelling.Prof. Dr. Stefano Spigarelli
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Gariboldi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hot working
- Constitutive equations
- Creep mechanisms
- Microstructural features
- Microstructural stability
- Nickel-base superalloys
- Light Alloys