Special Issue "Heat Treatment and Mechanical Properties of Metals and Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
The main factors contributing to the functional properties of a metallic material are its chemical composition and the applied technologies which affect the material both directly and indirectly through its structure. Complex relationships exist not only between a technology and a material structure, but also between a material structure and its properties, including the behavior of metallic materials. The structure of a material, as a factor subject to a very wide range of changes and modifications, is important in shaping the material’s properties. The properties of metallic materials can be divided into those that are sensitive to changes in the material’s structure and those that do not show particular sensitivity to these changes. In general terms, heat treatment is a technological process that changes the mechanical and physicochemical properties of metals and solid alloys by causing changes of the structure that are mainly a function of temperature, time, and environmental conditions. Modern technology has specific requirements for the used materials. Also, metallic materials should be employed wisely in conditions that allow the optimal use of their potential functional properties. Heat treatment, to a certain extent, provides these conditions to metallic materials, shaping their structure both in their entire volume and on their surface. Any shortcomings in heat treatment technology negatively affect the properties of the finished products or the further production phase.
In this Special Issue, we seek to provide a wide set of articles on various aspects of heat treatment and thermal treatment and on the mechanical properties of metals and alloys. The idea is to demonstrate the power of heat treatment and how it influences the properties of metals and alloys. It is hoped that this open-access issue will provide a place for anyone to familiarize with the current state of the art in this field. Articles on heat treatment and thermal processing methods, thermomechanical treatment, cryogenic treatment, metallurgy, characterization, and evaluation of metallic materials are welcome.
Dr. Mariusz Król
Manuscript Submission Information
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- heat treatment
- thermal treatment
- thermomechanical treatment
- mechanical property