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


Special Issue on: "Machining of Composite Materials"

Guest Editors:
J.H. Xu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
C.Y. Gao, Zhejiang University, China

Advanced composites have been extensively used in various fields including aerospace, automotive and other cutting-edge industries. There is however an urgent need to understand the machining and machinability of composites because they are typically difficult to machine due to their serious tool wear and poor surface integrity.

This special issue will focus on the machining (e.g. trimming, milling and drilling) of both polymer and metallic matrix composites.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanics modelling of composite materials
  • Testing of mechanical properties of composite materials
  • Simulation of machining processes of composite materials
  • Machining technology of advanced composite materials
  • Machine tools and tooling for composite materials
  • Machinability of composite materials

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 double blind process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 October, 2014

Notification to authors: 31 December, 2014

Final versions due by: 28 February, 2015