Special Issue "Trends in Plasticity of Metals and Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: self-organization phenomena in plasticity; plastic instabilities; metal alloys; relationships between mechanical and physical (magnetic, electronic) properties
Interests: multiscale modeling of plasticity and interfaces in crystals; dislocations; disclinations; grain boundaries; size effects; strain hardening
The last few decades have seen a considerable progress in the development of high performance metals and alloys that have microstructures and plastic behaviors with a high level of complexity. Ultrafine-grain materials, high-entropy alloys, and metallic glasses have been the focus of research and are gaining a place in the industry. Concurrently, the collective, heterogeneous, and self-organized nature of plastic deformation, manifesting itself on mesoscopic scales, has been generally recognized. Such progress demanded the development of advanced multiscale modeling frameworks (Ab-Initio, molecular dynamics, discrete dislocation dynamics, strain gradient models, etc.), experimental characterization tools (in-situ TEM, DIC, nanoindentation, micropillar testing, etc.) and analyses of the observed and simulated complex spatiotemporal behaviors, which aim at establishing process–microstructure–property links and bridging gaps from the elementary atomic-scale mechanism, up to the laboratory sample dimension. Progress in the field of plasticity of metals and alloys keeps growing fast and new materials are constantly being developed, concurrently with the emergence of modern processing routes. In parallel, considerable advances are made in the characterization and modeling of microstructures, with an emphasis on setting up a synergy between theoretical and experimental methods. This Special Issue aims at synthetizing recent progress and trends in the area of plasticity of metals and alloys, with a focus on:
- New approaches to old questions and traditional model materials, to get a deeper understanding of physical mechanisms;
- New materials and processing routes (high entropy alloys, metallic glasses, severe plastic deformation, additive manufacturing, etc.);
- Multiscale modeling (atomistic models, discrete dislocation dynamics, strain gradient models, homogenization models, etc.);
- Experimental characterization methods (HR-DIC, 3D-EBSD, HR-TEM, ECCI, TKD, etc.).
Dr. Mikhaïl A. Lebyodkin
Dr. Vincent Taupin
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- Mechanisms of plasticity
- Microstructure design
- Novel metallic materials
- Novel processes
- Advanced characterization methods
- Multi-scale experiment and modeling
- Collective behavior of defects