Special Issue "Performance of Mechanical Properties of Ultrahigh-Strength Ferrous Steels Related to Strain-Induced Transformation"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Koh-ichi Sugimoto
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Shinshu University, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto 390-0802, Japan
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Interests: structural steels and alloys; composites; microstructure; mechanical property; micromechanics; heat-treatment; thermo-mechanical process; cold- and hot stamping; forging; welding; surface treatment
This Special Issue of Metals is dedicated to advanced ultrahigh-strength ferrous steels related to the strain-induced martensite transformation (or transformation-induced plasticity) of metastable retained austenite. Ferrous steels, such as Transformation-Induced Plasticity (TRIP)-aided bainite/martensite steels, quenching and partitioning steels, nanostructured bainite steels, medium manganese steels, etc., are receiving a great deal of attention from both academic and industry sectors, due to their excellent mechanical properties. To apply ferrous steels to a wide range of components and parts, a detailed understanding of the performance of the mechanical properties, such as toughness, fatigue strength, delayed fracture strength, wear property, etc., after heat-treatment, thermo-mechanical process, plastic working (including hot-stamping, hot-forging), welding, surface treatment, etc., will be of great help to steel engineers in future.
For this Special Issue, we are inviting papers on the performance of the mechanical properties of advanced ultra-high-strength ferrous steels subjected to heat-treatment, plastic working, welding, surface treatment, etc. We also welcome novel research on conventional ultra-high-strength ferrous steels containing metastable retained or reverted austenite due to their current significant growth.
Prof. Koh-ichi Sugimoto
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- Advanced ultrahigh-strength steels
- Strain-induced transformation
- Mechanical property
- Heat treatment
- Thermomechanical process
- Surface treatment