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International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials


Special Issue on: "Advances in Machining Process Metrology"

Guest Editors:
Professor Kevin Chou, The University of Alabama, USA
Jarred Heigel, KT Consulting, Inc., USA
Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Machining process metrology has long been studied for not only process performance improvement, but also for process understanding. These process characteristics include forces, temperatures, strain and strain rates, tool wear and part quality, etc. With machining simulations and applications further modernised, accurate assessments of such process characteristics are essential for model validations as well as to enable the industry with such modelling capability for production efficiency.

Moreover, for emerging machining processes such as micro-scale machining and high-speed machining, process metrology is even more challenging because of the spatial and temporal resolutions needed and the elevated uncertainty. On the other hand, effective machining process monitoring and control rely on the high-fidelity measurements of such process characteristics.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to measurement issues of any machining process characteristics, from both fundamental and application aspects of various machining processes.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Machining process characteristic measurements such as forces and temperatures
  • Material dynamic property measurements such as strain and strain rate in the cutting zone
  • Metrology in tool wear and part quality including surface integrity
  • Machinability metrology
  • Process metrology for emerging machining processes such as micro-scale machining, high-speed machining
  • Process monitoring related metrology, e.g., wireless sensors
  • Machining simulation/analytical modelling that incorporates material properties from novel measurement techniques
  • Accuracy/precision and uncertainty issues in machining process metrology

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 30 September 2010 (extended)