Calls for papers


International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties
International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties


Special Issue on: "Quenching and Control of Distortion"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Janez Grum, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. George E. Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates, Inc. and Portland State University, USA
Prof. Imre Felde, Óbuda University, Hungary
Dr. Thomas Lübben, Stiftung Institut für Werkstofftechnik, Germany

This special issue aims to present various heat treatment procedures for steels and non-ferrous alloys from the perspective of quenching techniques and resulting mechanical and physical chemical properties. The special emphasis on quenching materials is associated with phase deformations, internal and residual stresses and distortion of machine parts.

The special issue is aimed at experts working in the field of metal heat treatment and experimental and numerical investigation.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cooling curve analysis and hardenability prediction
  • Quenchant characterisation and analysis of cooling properties
  • Quenchant characterisation by acoustical noise analysis of cooling properties
  • Application of computer models to the determination of heat transfer coefficients
  • Numerical and experimental investigation of quenching processes
  • Numerical simulation of quenching processes and distortion
  • Modelling spray quenching
  • Distortion calculation of tool steel dies during hardening
  • Control of distortion in the induction heat treating process
  • Modelling of heat treatment of steels from concepts to process simulation
  • Computer simulation of temperature and thermal stress fields during quenching processes
  • Residual stresses and distortion of machine parts
  • Distortion occurring during carburising and quenching

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 March, 2016