Special Issue "Ultrafine-grained Metals"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Heinz Werner Höppel
Ultrafine-grained metallic materials produced by severe plastic deformation methods have become rather prominent during the last decade. These materials are at the cutting edge of modern materials science as they exhibit outstanding properties which make them very interesting for structural or functional engineering applications. Although strong progress has been achieved (and also published) during the last decades in generating UFG materials by severe plastic deformation and also in understanding the behavior of UFG materials, there are also many aspects which are currently not well understood. For a successful use of UFG materials in prospective engineering applications, it is essential to understand the materials’ behavior in detail and to know how to produce large quantities of nanostructured materials. Thus, the following aspects are of particular relevance to gain further progress in that field:
- New developments in severe plastic deformation techniques
- Advances in modeling and simulation of the severe plastic deformation processes,
- Prediction of the microstructural evolution during SPD-processing,
- Industrial up-scaling strategies,
- Correlation between SPD-processing parameters and the resulting materials properties,
- New developments of tailoring/grading and functionalization of materials by SPD-processing,
- Interaction between the obtained microstructure and the mechanical properties in UFG materials,
- Fundamental aspects of microstructural scale effects,
- Strategies to enhance the microstructural stability and ductility,
- Dominating damage mechanisms in UFG materials,
- Principal deformation mechanisms in UFG materials
If your research deals with one or more of the above-mentioned topics we would be glad to receive your paper.
Dr. Heinz Werner Höppel
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- severe plastic deformation
- tailored / graded properties
- deformation behavior
- scale effects
- damage mechanisms