Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Advances in Drilling of Composite Materials"

Editor: Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Nowadays, the use of composite materials has increased in various areas of science and technology due to their special properties, namely for these application in aircraft, automotive, defence and aerospace as well others advanced industries. Drilling is a frequently practiced machining process in modern industry owing to the need for component assembly in composite structures. Articles with experimental and computational methods applied in drilling of composites are welcome.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to experimental and computational topics on drilling of composites (polymeric matrix composites (PMCs); metal matrix composites (MMCs); ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), hybrid composites, etc).

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Drilling technology: drills and special drills, cutting parameters, cutting forces, cutting temperatures, chips, tool wear and tool life, hole surface roughness
  • Modelling of conventional drilling: analytical and numerical models
  • Structural damage: evaluation methods, delamination and others types of damage
  • Non traditional drilling processes: laser, water jet (WJ), abrasive water jet (AWJ), etc
  • Microdrilling technology
  • Artificial intelligence applied to drilling of composite materials

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 2009