A special issue of International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
Titanium and its alloys are an important group of engineering materials due to their excellent combination of strength and fracture toughness as well as low density and excellent corrosion resistance. These materials have received special attention recently due to their wide range of applications in aerospace, aircraft, automotive, chemical and biomedical industries. However, these expansive materials present poor machinability because of their low thermal conductivity and high chemical reactivity with cutting tool materials.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to experimental and computational topics on the machining and machinability of titanium and its alloys.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Mechanics of chip formation
- Chip analysis
- Machining dynamics (vibration and chatter)
- Cutting forces and cutting temperatures
- Modelling and numerical simulation by FEM (finite element method)
- Advanced cutting tools (materials, coatings and tool wear)
- Surface integrity (topography, microstructural modifications, residual stresses)
- Cooling or dry machining
- High speed machining
- Intelligent machining
Submission: 31 March 2010