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


Special Issue on: "Advances in the Machining of Composite Materials III"

J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The use of composite materials has increased in several areas of application such as the aeronautic, automotive and biomedical fields, as well as in other advanced industries, because of their specific properties and combination of light weight, very high strength and high stiffness. Consequently, it is necessary to understand the questions associated with the machinability of these materials.

Machining composite materials is a rather complex task owing to their heterogeneity and heat sensitivity, and to the fact that reinforcements are extremely abrasive. In this respect, this special issue aims to present a collection of examples of advances in traditional and non-traditional machining of composite materials. The issue will be of interest to academics and researchers; materials, manufacturing and mechanical engineers; and professionals working in composite manufacturing and related industries.

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

  • Mechanics of cutting
  • Chip formation
  • Cutting forces
  • Cutting temperatures
  • Tool materials
  • Tool wear
  • Surface integrity
  • Workpiece damage
  • High-speed cutting
  • Design experiments
  • Numerical methods
  • Optimisation

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 March, 2017