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Special Issue "Strengthening Mechanisms of Metals and Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 5083
Special Issue Editor
Interests: microstructure characterization; manufacturing processes; heat treatments; mechanical properties; tribology; corrosion and electrochemical behavior
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Special Issue Information
For many years, the goal of materials engineering has been to increase the strength of metals and alloys. Meeting this objective generally entails a reduction in toughness. The challenge, nowadays, is developing strategies to improve both properties or, at least, to produce a moderate effect in improving fracture resistance. For this, a good knowledge of the strengthening mechanisms in different metals and alloys is required. This Special Issue of Metals focuses on various aspects of advanced research toward understanding the following aspects of strengthening mechanisms:
- Their role in innovative processing routes for manufacture of structural components;
- The importance of alloy design in determining efficacy;
- The role of nanoparticles in MMCs reinforced by different process routes;
- Microstructural characterization techniques;
- How the different strengthening mechanisms affect the surface properties of metals and alloys;
- Simulation and modeling;
- Strengthening against high-temperature deformation (creep) and against fatigue.
Dr. Marta Cabeza Simo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Microstructure characterization
- Process technologies
- Mechanical properties
- Simulation and modeling
- Light metals and alloys
- Metal matrix composites