Special Issue "Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Microalloyed Steels"

Postdoctoral Research, D.Sc. (Tech.), Antti Kaijalainen is guest editor special issue "Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Microalloyed Steels" in Metals.

Description of the special issue

New steel products and improvement of current grades are vital steps in increasing the efficiency of new energy production methods. Higher strength, excellent toughness and outstanding weldability, corrosion, and even wear resistance properties are some of the essential improvements that need to be made, both in new products and in the current generation of high-strength steels, which can further be improved to provide better usability and mechanical properties. The ductility and toughness properties of steels are not on par with the latest structural steels, and therefore, research work should be done to upgrade the property balance. These balanced properties make them ideal for critical applications under severe conditions or in aggressive environments, e.g., automotive components, offshore and bridge structures, or construction machinery and pipelines. Following that, it is therefore essential to deeply understand the relations between properties and microstructure and how to drive them via a specific process. In this framework in particular, the role of heat treatments in obtaining even more complex microstructures is still quite an open matter, also thanks to the design of innovative heat treatments.
In this Special Issue, we seek to provide a wide set of articles on various aspects of microalloyed steels. The idea is to demonstrate the broad range of properties and applications of these steels. Articles covering the physical metallurgy, production methods, defect elimination, modeling, and performance in final products of microalloyed steels are desired.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

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Last updated: 29.9.2020