Special Issue "Mechanical Behavior of Coatings and Engineered Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017) | Viewed by 52770
Interests: wear resistance; tribology in metal machining; worn surface characterisation by electron microscopy, spectroscopy and diffraction; tribological coatings and surfaces; wear resistant steels
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Special Issue in Coatings: Gradient Nanocrystalline Surfaces Produced by Mechanical Surface Engineering, Machining and Wear
Interests: high performance materials and engineered surfaces for severe dry friction; wear resistant materials and wear mechanisms; metals forming technology; fundamental and applied tribology; mechanical testing, wear testing, and materials failure investigation
The scope of this Special Issue aims to address applied research of hard coatings and engineered surfaces and their industrial applications, with a focus on the mechanical and tribological properties. We welcome research papers, case studies and topic reviews on relationships between the chemical composition, manufacturing process, microstructure, and mechanical and tribological properties, as well as the related failure investigations. We also welcome contributions on advances in analytical and testing techniques.
In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to
- Hard coatings for tribological applications;
- Coatings technologies, such as chemical vapour deposition, physical vapour deposition, and electro-chemical plating;
- Hardfacing processes, such as shot peening, nitriding and carbonitriding, welding/clading, thermal/cold spraying;
- Mechanical testing, fricton and wear testing, and residual stress measurements;
- Characterization of coatings, interface and surfaces,
- Industrial applications, including failure analyses.
Dr. Quanshun Luo
Prof. Dr. Yongzhen Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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