Special Issue "High-Strength Low-Alloy Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
High-strength low-alloy steels are designed to provide specific desirable combinations of properties, such as strength, toughness, formability, weldability, and corrosion resistance. These features make them ideal for critical applications that operate under severe service conditions and in aggressive environments, namely automotive and aeronautical components, offshore and bridge structures, construction machinery and pipelines, to mention just a few. Despite the huge progress achieved over time on the behaviour of high-strength low-alloy steels, the development of more sophisticated products, combined with new manufacturing methodologies and new processing techniques, require additional research to address the new unsolved questions and to strengthen the existing knowledge in the field.
The goal of this Special Issue is to foster the dissemination of the latest research devoted to high-strength low-alloy steels from different perspectives, more specifically: the assessment of structural integrity, experimental analysis and numerical modelling of mechanical behaviour, damage and failure under static and dynamic loading, alloy design and microstructural evaluation, the influence of environmental mediums, and advanced applications. Both experimental and numerical approaches are encouraged. Literature review articles are also welcome.
Prof. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Filippo Berto
Manuscript Submission Information
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- High-strength steels
- Manufacturing and processing techniques
- Alloy design
- Microstructure and texture
- Loading history
- Environmental conditions
- Advanced applications