Special Issue "Processing-Structure-Property Relationships in Metals"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2019)
Dr. Alessandra Varone
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico, 1-00133 Rome, Italy
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Interests: liquid metals; welding; high temperature materials; steels; sintering; electron microscopy (TEM, SEM); surface analyses (XPS, AES); X-ray diffraction; mechanical spectroscopy
In the industrial manufacturing of metals, the achievement of products featuring desired characteristics always requires the control of process parameters in order to get a suitable microstructure. The strict relationship among process parameters, microstructure, and mechanical properties is a matter of interest in different areas, such as foundry, plastic forming, sintering, welding, etc., and regards both well-established and innovative processes.
Nowadays, circular economy and sustainable technological development are dominant paradigms and impose an optimized use of resources, a lower energetic impact of industrial processes and new tasks for materials and products. In this frame, this Special Issue covers a broad range of research works and will contain research and review papers. Particular attention is paid to novel processes and recent advancements in testing methods and computational simulations able to characterize and describe microstructural features and mechanical properties.
We do hope the Special Issue of Metals will gather manuscripts from academic and industrial researchers, will lead to fruitful international networking and cooperation, as well as stimulating new ideas and investigations.Prof. Dr. Roberto Montanari
Dr. Alessandra Varone
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- Industrial processes
- Process parameters
- Mechanical properties
- Testing methods