Special Issue "Thermomechanical Treatment of Metals and Alloys—Second Edition"

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: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 634055 Tomsk, Russia
Interests: steels; in-core nuclear power engineering materials; plastic deformation; thermomechanical treatment; phase transformations, deformation-induced martensite; austenite reversion; precipitation, electron microscopy; deformation microstructures; grain refinement; mechanical properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thermomechanical treatments are among the most effective methods for modifying the grain structure, structural phase states, and defect substructure determining the mechanical properties of metals and alloys. The development of new alloys and the use of new processing types open up prospects for achieving a unique combination of strength, plasticity, and functional properties in metallic materials. Despite the numerous studies along this line, the role of thermomechanical treatments in ensuring the required level of mechanical properties, the issues of the strengthening mechanisms, and the possibility of increasing strength via new grain-boundary and structural-phase designs are still relevant.

This Special Issue addresses the effect of various thermomechanical treatments on the structural phase states, deformed microstructure, and mechanical properties of a wide range of metallic materials, including pure metals, steels, and alloys. Articles considering the role of strengthening mechanisms (solid solution, grain boundary, substructural, dispersion, etc.) in ensuring the mechanical properties of metals and alloys under any thermomechanical treatments are highly welcome. The alloy properties in focus can be short-term strength and ductility at low and high temperatures, long-term and fatigue strength, creep and toughness, as well as functional properties. The submission of both theoretical and experimental papers is welcome.

We are looking forward to your contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Igor Yu. Litovchenko
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • steels
  • in-core nuclear power engineering materials
  • plastic deformation
  • thermomechanical treatment
  • phase transformations, deformation-induced martensite
  • austenite reversion
  • precipitation, electron microscopy
  • deformation microstructures
  • grain refinement
  • mechanical properties

Published Papers

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