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International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing


Special issue on: "Experimental and Numerical Methods for Nanomanufacturing Processes"

Guest Editors: Professor Tugrul Özel, Rutgers University, USA
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA

The demand for micro (1-500 µm) and nano (1-500 nm) products with high aspect ratios and superior surfaces has been rapidly increasing in aerospace, automotive, medical, optical, and micro-electronics packaging industries. There is a growing need for fast, direct, and mass manufacturing of miniaturised functional products from metals, polymers, composites, glass, and ceramics.

Unlike established technologies to produce semiconductor products (typical for electronics industry) involving silicon and gallium or the adaptation of that technology to biomedical applications (BioMEMS), technologies for mass manufacturing of meso/micro parts and components in metal alloys, polymers and ceramics are still under development, and present a number of research issues and challenges.

This special issue of IJNM invites the submission of high quality research articles on recent advances in experimental methods, numerical modelling and analysis of nanomanufacturing processes.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Molecular dynamics based modelling and simulation of deformations at nano-scale
  • Multi-scale modelling of deformations and tooling-workpiece interaction
  • Scaling laws, size effect, crystalline plasticity of materials in nanomanufacturing processes
  • Modelling of non-homogenous material deformation behaviour
  • Micro/nano scale friction phenomenon
  • Finite element analysis of tooling for nanomanufacturing
  • Influence of temperatures in nanomanufacturing processes
  • Analysis and modelling at molecular manufacturing
  • Evolutionary computation for nanomanufacturing

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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 December 2007

Decision: 29 February 2008

Revised manuscripts: 31 March 2008