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


Special Issue on: “Surface Integrity in Machining Processes”

Guest Editors:
Professor J. Rech, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France
Professor J. Paulo Davim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The service life of mechanical components is greatly influenced by its surface integrity. Among the key parameters considered in the design of critical parts, residual stresses and metallurgical damages are of importance. Advanced machining processes are becoming increasingly productive, leading to an increasing concentration of energy in the material removal area. As a consequence, the generated surfaces are saignificantly influenced by the thermomechanical loadings supported during the cutting or abrasive process. At the same time, industry is attempting to decrease the weight of components. The combination of both evolutions induces an increasing risk of breakage in use. For this reason, an improvement of the capability of manufacturers to predict the consequences of their processes becomes more and more important.

This special issue of IJMMM invites the submission of high quality research articles related to characterisation and to modelling of the surface integrity induced by machining processes (cutting and abrasive processes).

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Surface integrity of machining processes concerned: turning, drilling, milling, grinding, superfinishing (belt, stone, etc.), nontraditional machining processes (EDM, etc.)
  • Numerical modelling of the residual stresses induced by machining processes
  • Numerical modelling of microstructure modifications induced by machining processes
  • Influence of cutting parameters and cutting tool design on the residual stresses (experimental characterisation)
  • Influence of machining processes on the fatigue resistance of critical components
  • Optimisation of the surface texture with regard to its wear resistance (wear, fatigue) and with regard to its functionality (tightness, lubrication, etc.)

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: 31 December 2007

Decision: 15 February 2008

Revised manuscripts: 15 March 2008