Advances in Materials

Special Issue

Advanced Tool Steels

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Ebrahim Vahdat
About This Special Issue
Tool steels are used for the formation of materials. Industrial tools have different working conditions; therefore, different tool steels may be appropriate for each industrial tool. Normally, any increase in hardness or strength occurs at the expense of reduced toughness. However, advanced technologies, methods and processes may be used to produce advanced tool steel by means of increasing toughness, strength and hardness simultaneously.

The Issue of Advanced Tool Steel provides publication of theoretical and experimental studies related to the advanced tool steel. Papers should include scientific and/or engineering factors and report the changes to mechanical behavior.

The aim of Advanced Tool Steel Issue is to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of the attributes and capabilities of all types of modern engineering materials including metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers and elastomers, and composites. The content is relevant to materials researchers, engineers and designers in academia and in industry.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Ebrahim Vahdat

    Department of Engineering, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Amin Akhbarizadeh

    Department Materials Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Iran

  • Kamran Amini

    Department Materials Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Iran

Published Articles
  • Design of Metal Matrix Composite with Particle Reinforcement

    Seyed Ebrahim Vahdat

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, April 2015
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: Dec. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 05, 2014
    Published: Jan. 18, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.am.s.2015040201.12
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    Abstract: Using the methods which are applied for estimating strength and toughness of composites reduces trial-and-error rate in their design. One of the mechanisms for strengthening and increasing toughness of composites is through debonding mechanism. Interface strength of reinforcement with matrix and effective surface of debonding greatly affect toughne... Show More
  • AISI S1 Tool Steel after Deep Cryogenic Treatment: Tensile Properties and Microstructure

    Keyvan Seyedi Niaki , Seyed Ebrahim Vahdat

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, April 2015
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Dec. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2014
    Published: Jan. 18, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.am.s.2015040201.11
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    Abstract: Successful employment of advanced tool steel in engineering applications is related to its ability in terms of meeting service life requirements and fabrication with proper dimensions. Deep cryogenic treatment may be used to produce advanced tool steel by simultaneously increasing toughness, strength, and hardness. Twelve sets of specimens were tes... Show More