Call for papers


 


Int. J. of Surface Science and Engineering

 

Special Issue on: "Developments in Tribology of Composite Materials"

 

Guest Editor:
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

 

In recent times, the use of composite materials has increased in several areas of science, technology and engineering due to their special properties, namely for their application in biomedical, aircraft, automotive, defence and aerospace, as well as other advanced industries. Tribology is defined as “the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion” and embraces the study of friction, wear and lubrication. This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to friction and wear of polymeric matrix composites (PMCs); metal matrix composites (MMCs); ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), hybrid composites, nanocomposites, biomedical composites, etc.

 

Subject Coverage

 

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


  • Nanocomposites
  • Biocomposites
  • Hybrid composites
  • Natural fibre polymer composites
  • Peek and other thermoplastics composites
  • Thermosetting composites
  • Si3N4 composites
  • Superhard composites
  • Alumina composites
  • Aluminium matrix composites

 

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.

 

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Prof. J. Paulo Davim at pdavim@ua.pt.

 

Important Dates

 

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017

 

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2018

 

Final versions due by: 31 May, 2018