The current Issue of Advanced Engineering Materials includes contributions from three Special Sections.
The first section is devoted to the topic of TRIP–Matrix–Composites and is guest-edited by Horst Biermann from TU Freiberg.
Challenging composite materials based on high-alloy austenitic stainless steels and zirconia are being researched at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, within a major research programme. In Collaborative Research Centre 799, which has been funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) since 2008, new manufacturing methods are being explored, new steel compositions are being developed, microstructures and properties are being analyzed, and new approaches to material modelling are being established.
Recent achievements are compiled in 17 Full Papers in this Special Section, the following two articles from the section can be accessed for free:
Inert Gas Atomization of High‐Nitrogen TRIP‐Steels by Iurii Korobeinikov, Anton Perminov, Hans‐Peter Heller, and Olena Volkova.
Challenges in Pressureless Sintering of Interstitially Alloyed TRIP Steel and Resulting Mechanical Properties by Christine Baumgart, Christian Weigelt, Marco Wendler, Ivan Saenko, Christos G. Aneziris, Olena Volkova, and Lutz Krüger.
The second section compiles recent results from the field of advanced non-oxide ceramic matrix (nano)-composites and is guest-edited by Ralf Riedel (TU Darmstadt), Laifei Cheng and Xingang Luan (both from Northwestern Polytechnical University).
The contributions are based on invited lectures given at the Second Sino–German Symposium on Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites which was held in Xían, China, from April 14 to April 20, 2018, on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Litong Zhang.
13 papers have been selected for this Special Section, and two of them can be read for free for a limited time:
Compressive Properties of 3D Printed Polylactic Acid Matrix Composites Reinforced by Short Fibers and SiC Nanowires by Hui Mei, Xiaokang Yin, Jiongjiong Zhang, and Wenyu Zhao.
Microstructure and Properties of Diamond/SiC Composites Via Hot Molding Forming and CVI Densifying by Chao Chen, Yongsheng Liu, Chenhao Wang, Beiya Nan, Zhifeng Zhao, Laifei Cheng, and Litong Zhang.
Last but not least, the third section, guest-edited by Arief Budiman, Pooi See Lee, Chee Lip Gan, Olivier Thomas, and Ehrenfried Zschech , contains two Full Papers from the International Reliability and Stress-Related Phenomena in Novel and Emerging Electronics Systems 2018 (the “Stress Workshop”) which took place in Singapore. These articles can also be accessed for free:
Nucleation and Growth of Lithium–Silicon Alloy on Crystalline Silicon by Yeongae Kim, Soojin Sim, and Seok Woo Lee.
A Simulation Study of the Stresses in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Laminates during the Soldering and Lamination Processes Along the Longitudinal Direction by Song Wenjian M. Ridhuan, Sasi Kumar Tippabhotla, Andrew Ah Ong Tay, and Arief Suriadi Budiman.