A special issue of International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
Metal manufacturing, such as metal rolling, forging, extrusion, stamping and so on, is an essential process for mass production. All the processes involve surface contact mechanics and tribology. Compared to many relatively old and well established basic engineering subjects, e.g., thermodynamics, mechanics and plasticity, tribology is still in an imperfect state and subject to some controversy which has impeded the diffusion of information to technologists in general. In particular, the development of tribology in metal manufacturing is still ongoing and the new knowledge, fundamental principles, experimental and simulation skills are continuously generated in this field.
The goal of this special issue is to present to the researchers and engineers in this technical community a state-of-the-art development of tribology applications in metal manufacturing.
Papers fall into, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Friction in metal manufacturing
- Lubrication in metal manufacturing
- Tools wear in metal manufacturing
- Tribology in micro- and nano- manufacturing
- Surface characterisation of metal manufacturing
- Surface oxidation in hot metal rolling
- Modelling of surface texture in metal manufacturing
- Modelling of contact mechanics in metal manufacturing
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 December 2008
Communication of peer reviews to authors: 28 February 2009
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 March 2009