Special Issue "Microstructure and Mechanical Property Relationships in Metallic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 6157
Interests: tribology and wear; mechanical properties of lightweight alloys for automotive and aerospace applications; titanium and aluminum alloys; electrical steel; microstructural evolution in additive manufacturing
The properties of metallic materials are influenced by their microstructures. The microstructure of metallic materials is described by grain size, types of phases present, and description of their structure, shape, and size distributions. The shape and size of grains and the orientation of the crystal planes within the grains (texture) are determined by processing parameters. In addition, crystalline defects such as grain boundaries, heterophase interfaces, dislocations and point defects are important microstructural features that often control the properties of metals. The relation between fabrication and processing, microstructure and mechanical properties has been a topic of many studies. Clarification of the causes behind metal behavior under varying conditions and predicting the behavior of materials with certain structures can only be achieved through more in-depth knowledge of the metallic materials.
This Special Issue will include novel studies pertaining to the influences of processing technologies on the microstructural evolution; topics include but are not limited to conventional and new forms of fabrication techniques such as additive manufacturing and development of novel microstructures by means of thermomechanical treatments for required properties, as well as the analytical methods employed in elucidating the mechanical properties of metallic materials. Novel experimental and theoretical studies of the structure of the metallic material will also be considered.
Prof. Dr. Afsaneh Edrisy
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- Nano and atomic structures
- Mechanical properties
- Microstructural evolution
- Thermomechanical treatment
- Materials processing
- Additive manufacturing