Special Issue "Inclusion/Precipitate Engineering in Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: inclusion engineering; precipitate engineering; reactor design; process control; metallurgical process modeling; sustainable steelmaking
Interests: inclusion and precipitate engineering; metallurgical process modeling; microstructure control; solidification and casting process modeling; macro- and micro-segregation modeling; physical properties
Inclusion/precipitate particle behaviors in liquid steel and in solid steel strongly control both the cleanliness and the material properties of steel materials, such as their toughness. These fundamental techniques have traditionally been denoted “Clean Steel” and “Oxide Metallurgy”, respectively, and they have been utilized in practice. Today, these two research directions have been partially overlapped and combined. Thus, we suggest that they collectively be denoted “Inclusion/ Precipitate Engineering”.
The current issue focuses on presenting the latest research on the inclusion/precipitate engineering of steels, including the metallurgical processing of steels, the resulting microstructure, and the final material properties. Both experimental research carried out in laboratories and steel plants as well as modeling research will be considered. In addition, because inclusions/precipitates are complexes composed of oxides, sulfides, nitrides, and carbides, their composition control and consequent size control are also of interest.
Prof. Dr. Pär Jönsson
Prof. Dr. Keiji Nakajima
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- laboratory trials
- steel plant trials