Special Issue "Formation and Evolution of Inclusions and Precipitates in Low-Carbon Microalloyed Steels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 1594
Interests: low-carbon microalloyed steels; phase precipitation; steel processing; thermodynamic models; kinetic models; mechanical properties
This Special Issue was initiated by Professor A.I. Zaitsev.
It is with great regret that we announce that on September 20 2023 A.I. Zaitsev passed away.
Over 40 years of scientific work, he and the scientific team under his leadership experimentally studied the thermodynamic, physico-chemical properties of a large number (>100) of metal and slag systems vital for metallurgical technologies. On the basis of the obtained data and a model of associated solutions, the foundations of a new theory of metallurgical slags and melts of inorganic compounds were created.
During the implementation of numerous projects, dozens of new grades of structural steels of different classes (IF, IFHS, HSLA, TRIP, hot stamped) with improved mechanical and corrosion properties, as well as their production technologies, were developed. Many works were awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation, international, and Russian exhibitions.
We highly appreciate that A.I. Zaitsev was the Editor of Metals, and we hope that this Special Issue will be an expression of our respect and memory of the outstanding scientist.
High-strength low-carbon microalloyed steels are one of the most commonly used structural materials due to their wide range of applications, including in mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, construction, transport, and many other branches of engineering and industry. Their development is based on the purposeful formation of an optimal structural state that provides the highest and most stable indicators of a complex of technological and service properties, including those that are difficult to combine. In this case, their key role is to control the type, morphology, and dispersion of the microstructure, as well as the characteristics of the present non-metallic inclusions and phase precipitates.
This Special Issue aims to present the latest studies on the formation and evolution patterns of non-metallic inclusions and phase precipitates in low-carbon microalloyed steels, and on the influence of their characteristics (type, quantity, size, morphology, and distribution over the metal volume) on the microstructure and the technological, mechanical, and other service properties of hot- and cold-rolled steel. We will consider papers on experimental studies; the thermodynamic and kinetic modeling of phenomena and transformations that occur during smelting; crystallization; and the temperature-deformation processing of steel. In addition, we welcome review articles on recent advances in research and the application of the purposeful formation of non-metallic inclusions and phase precipitates in low-carbon microalloyed steels.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Ivanovich Zaitsev
Dr. Nataliya A. Arutyunyan
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- low-carbon microalloyed steels
- structural state
- phase precipitation
- non-metallic inclusions
- steel processing
- thermodynamic models
- kinetic models
- mechanical properties
- service properties