Special Issue "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Structural Metals and Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Prof. Andrey Belyakov
Laboratory of Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Superalloys, Belgorod National Research University, Pobeda 85, Belgorod, 308015, Russia
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Interests: Structural steels and alloys; microstructure; texture; grain boundaries; dislocation substructure; deformation and annealing behavior; strength and plasticity
Mechanical properties of polycrystalline structural metals and alloys are significantly affected by their microstructural state, including phase content, grain/subgrain sizes, grain boundary distribution, dispersed particles and solutes, dislocation density, internal stresses, etc. Therefore, the studies on structure–property relationships are of a great practical importance. The development of metallic materials with desired structural state results in beneficial combinations of mechanical properties in accordance with exploitation conditions. Various thermo-mechanical treatments are generally used to produce metallic semi-products with suitable microstructures, which are developed owing to combined operation of diverse mechanisms of microstructure evolution. The effect of processing regimes/conditions and methods on the regularities of structural changes in metals and alloys should be studied in detail to supply materials scientists with a fundamental knowledge providing the progress in creation of novel techniques and optimization of conventional technologies of production of structural materials with enhanced unique properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in theoretical and experimental investigations of mechanisms of microstructural changes/evolutions in various metallic materials subjected to different processing methods and their effect on mechanical properties. The studies focused on the simulation and analysis of mechanical behavior of structural metals and alloys during exploitation are also welcome.
Dr. Andrey Belyakov
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- Structural steels and alloys
- Microstructure and texture
- Deformation and annealing behavior
- Static/dynamic recovery and recrystallization
- Grain refinement
- Grain/subgrain boundaries
- Dislocations and internal stresses
- Mechanical properties
- Strengthening mechanisms