Special Issue "Mechanical Behavior of High-Strength Low-Alloy Steels"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra 3004-531, Portugal
Interests: mechanical behavior of materials; fatigue and fracture; multiaxial fatigue life prediction; low-cycle fatigue; fatigue crack initiation; numerical modelling of fatigue crack growth
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 steels are used in a myriad of engineering applications, namely highway and off-road vehicles, passenger car components, mine and railroad cars, construction machinery, industrial equipment, offshore structures, storage tanks, oil and gas pipelines, power transmission towers, and bridges, among others.
This Special Issue aims to address the mechanical behavior of high-strength low-alloy steels from different perspectives in terms of mechanical deformation, damage and failure under applied load. Papers dealing with processing techniques, modeling of the mechanical behavior, characterization of material microstructure, testing solutions, influence of environmental parameters, temperature dependence, as well as advanced applications are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Filippo Berto
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