Calls for papers


International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: "Simulation and Control of Burr Formation and Deburring Processes"

Guest Editors:
Fengfeng (Jeff) Xi, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Victor Songmene, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Canada
Serafettin Engin, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp, Montréal, Canada

Burrs are unwanted materials remaining after almost all machining operations including drilling, milling and turning. They are formed at the exit of a cutting edge upon completion of a machining operation. Burr formation not only degrades part accuracy and quality but also hampers part handling and assembly. Therefore, many parts in the automotive and aerospace industries require deburring, which is a tedious, non-productive process that consumes 15-30% of the total machining cost.

Due to increasing demands on high part accuracy and low production time, there is a great deal of interest around the world in studying the mechanisms of burr formation, the strategies for burr prevention and the methods for deburring. This special issue calls for papers on the application of computer technology, specifically simulation and control technology, to this area of research.

Subject Coverage
The following topics, but not limited to, will be included under two main categories.
  • Burr Formation and Prevention
    • Modelling and classification of burrs
    • Predictive modelling for burr prevention
    • Predicting burr location
    • FEM modelling and simulation of burr formation
    • Material effect on burr formation
    • Simulation of tool geometry effect on burr formation
    • Effect of machining processes and parameters on burr formation
    • Product design optimisation for burr prevention
    • Cutting tool design and optimisation for burr prevention
    • Toolpath optimisation and burr prevention
  • Deburring Process Control
    • Modelling and simulation of various deburring methods, automated and semi-automated
    • Predictive modeling of part surface quality for deburring process control
    • Robotic deburring and CNC machine-based deburring
    • Optimal selection of deburring tools and process conditions
    • Force control methods for automated deburring
    • Active and passive compliant deburring toolheads and methods
    • Large part deburring and small part deburring
    • Design and optimisation of automated deburring systems/cells

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

Paper submission due: 30 June, 2009 (Extended)

Acceptance notification: 31 October, 2009

Final papers due: 31 December, 2009