Special Issues

Machines publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Noise and Vibrations of Electrical Machines
edited by Haiyang Fang
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 220 | Submission Open
Keywords: noise; vibration; electrical machines; fault detection; vibration analysis; vibration mitigation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
High Performance and Hybrid Manufacturing Processes submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 15755 | Submission Open
Keywords: manufacturing; additive; subtractive; forming; joining; performance; hybrid
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Control and Mechanical System Engineering
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10635 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Recent Advances in Smart Design and Manufacturing Technology submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8615 | Submission Open
Keywords: digital twin; additive manufacturing; generative design; reverse engineering; extended reality; remanufacturing; smart maintenance; product and process monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Induction Motors submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6412 | Submission Open
Keywords: induction motors; fault detection; diagnosis and prognosis; predictive maintenance; operating condition monitoring; real-time monitoring technologies; signal processing and analysis; machine learning and artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Electrical Machines in Electric Vehicles submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4188 | Submission Open
Keywords: electrical machines; electric vehicles; electrical machines and drives; motor drives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Recent Advances in Surface Processing of Metals and Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3812 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Material Processing Technology)
Robust Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) and Induction Motors (IM) submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2849 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Optimization and AI of Autonomous Multi-Agents
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2136 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Machinery Condition Monitoring and Intelligent Fault Diagnosis
edited by Hongli Gao and Zhichao You
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1517 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Recent Advances in 3D Printing in Industry 4.0 submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1489 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Creative Mechanism Design in Applied Mechanics submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1362 | Submission Open
Keywords: applied mechanics; mechanism design; creative solutions; machine performance; design optimization; mechanical systems; multibody systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Gas Turbine Performance and Power Plant Optimization
edited by Veeraraghava Hasti and Reetesh Ranjan
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1270 | Submission Open
Keywords: gas turbine efficiency; decarbonization; renewable energy integration; carbon capture and storage; hydrogen and ammonia fuels; advanced materials; combined heat and power (CHP); digital twin- and simulation-driven optimization; artificial intelligence; grid integration; hybrid energy systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Turbomachinery)
Mechanical Principle and Structural Design for Agricultural Robot’ Compliant Operation
edited by , Chao Ji and Zenghong Ma
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1002 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural robot; end effector; flexible operation; arm; motion planning; servo control; mechanical design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Advances in Theory and Application of Mechatronic Systems
edited by and Natsuki Kawaguchi
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 747 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent mechatronics; robotics; automation; and control systems; control system modeling and simulation techniques and methodologies; biomedical rehabilitation equipment and assistive devices; industrial automation; process control; manufacturing process and automation; AI; intelligent control and fuzzy control; power systems; control theory and applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Dual Winding Motors and Drives
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 328 | Submission Open
Keywords: design and control of dual winding motors; dual winding PM synchronous motor; dual winding DC motor; dual winding axial flux motor; dual winding electric machines; healthy and faulty operations of dual winding motors; asymmetric dual winding motor and drives; fault-tolerant systems with dual winding motor and controllers; redundant system with dual winding motor and controllers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Advances in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Techniques
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 316 | Submission Open
Keywords: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; multi-materials; smart materials; magnetic materials; ceramics; biomaterials; in-process monitoring; materials characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Advancing Human-Robot Collaboration in Industry 4.0 submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 250 | Submission Open
Keywords: data; analytics; flexibility; stability; efficiency; collaboration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Advanced Navigation, Control and Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
edited by Cai Luo
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 235 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Digital Twin-Driven Smart Production, Logistics, and Supply Chains
edited by and Kyu-Tae Park
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 217 | Submission Open
Keywords: cyber-physical system (CPS); digital twin; operational technology; smart production; smart logistics; smart supply chain
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
New Trends in Reducing Friction and Power Loss in Bearings
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 167 | Submission Open
Keywords: fluid film bearings; rolling element bearings; power loss reduction; friction reduction; thermoelastic hydrodynamic lubrication; lubricant additives and friction reducers; fluid film bearings operation optimization; new materials; fluid film bearings geometry optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Performance-Explainable Fault Diagnosis and Advanced Control Techniques for Industrial Dynamic Systems submission deadline 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 330 | Submission Open
Keywords: fault diagnosis; advanced control technologies; explainable performance analysis; advanced industrial modeling applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Tool Wear in Machining
edited by
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 10185 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Recent Advances in Medical Robotics
edited by Clemente Lauretti, Alessia Noccaro and
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3283 | Submission Open
Keywords: multimodal control interfaces for medical robots; sensory feedback; mechanical design of HMIs for medical robots; haptic devices for medical applications; tele-operation in medical robotics; control strategies for safe human– robot interaction; control and feedback approaches for supernumerary robotic limbs; biomechanics; kinematics and dynamics in human– robot interaction; exoskeletons and prostheses; collaborative robots; bio-cooperative systems for medical applications; assistive and rehabilitation robots; surgical robots
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control of Power Machinery: Developments and Challenges
edited by Sajad Saraygord Afshari
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1452 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Intelligent Welding submission deadline 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 208 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent welding systems; machine learning; artificial intelligence; monitoring and control; advanced modelling; digital twins for welding
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Control of Electro-Hydraulic Systems
edited by Marcus Geimer and
submission deadline 17 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3748 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Optimal Control of Autonomous Vehicles
edited by Jerry C. Ku
submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 514 | Submission Open
Keywords: autonomous vehicles; optimal control; motion control; chassis control systems; vehicle dynamics control; safety control; path planning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vehicle Engineering)
Advances and Applications in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 17575 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
New Advances in Energy Harvesters
edited by , and Daniil Yurchenko
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 11341 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Advance in Additive Manufacturing submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 11314 | Submission Open
Keywords: additive manufacturing techniques; powder bed systems; powder injection system; wire feed system; advance materials manufacturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 7840 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Intelligent Bio-Inspired Robots: New Trends and Future Perspectives submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4146 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent robots; bio-inspired robotics; soft robotics; biomimetics; biomechanics; human– machine interaction; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Remaining Useful Life Prediction for Rolling Element Bearings submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3407 | Submission Open
Keywords: fault diagnostics; rolling element bearing; remaining useful life prediction; condition monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Current and Future Applications of Agricultural Machines Based on Intelligent Methods submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2444 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural robotics  ; modeling; simulation; and controls  ; field robotics  ; agriculture automation  ; machine vision  ; vision-based sensing  ; autonomous operations  ; robotic harvesting; vision-based autonomous machines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
New Trends of Permanent Magnet Machines
edited by Mahir Al-Ani and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1916 | Submission Open
Keywords: permanent magnet machine; PMSM; interior permanent magnet (IPM); surface-mounted permanent magnet (SPM); flux switching permanent magnet (FSPM); finite element analysis; multi-physics design; optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Components of Hydrostatic Drive Systems submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1484 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Human-Centered Design and Development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
edited by , and Shuo Cheng
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1412 | Submission Open
Keywords: advanced driver assistance system; driver behaviors; intelligent transport systems; human-machine interface; sensing technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Fault Tolerant Control of Induction Motor
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1297 | Submission Open
Keywords: fault detection techniques; condition monitoring of electrical machines; online monitoring and diagnosis; classifiers for fault diagnosis; correlation Techniques; diagnostics faults analysis; preventive faults analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Design and Control of Advanced Mechatronics Systems, Volume II submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1206 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Integration and Implementation of AI in the Control and Monitoring of Electrical Machines, High Power Converters, and Energy Storage Systems
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 946 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; electrical machines; fault diagnosis; power converters; energy storage systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electrical Machines and Drives)
Sensorless and Adaptive Control of Induction Machines
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 484 | Submission Open
Keywords: induction motor; variable speed drives; inverters; sensorless control; adaptive control; parameter estimation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vehicle Engineering)
Recent Advances in Manufacturing and Circular Economy
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 336 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Manufacturing)
Autonomous Driving: Advancements in Cognitive Perception Systems for Increased Level Autonomy, Volume II submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 324 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines)
Advances in AI-Enabled Applications for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
edited by , and Jamal Berrich
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 295 | Submission Open
Keywords: robotics; drones; swarm robotics; unmanned aerial vehicle; machine learning; autonomous systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation and Control Systems)
Flexible Mechanisms in Robot Design and Application
edited by Samia Nefti-Meziani and Steve Davis
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 227 | Submission Open
Keywords: compliant robots/actuation; soft robotics; deployable structures; robot mechanism design; flexible materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Free-Piston Engines: Recent Trends and Novel Designs
edited by Parviz Famouri
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 190 | Submission Open
Keywords: free-piston; linear engines; linear generators
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Design and Theory)
Intelligent Machinery Fault Diagnosis and Maintenance
edited by Meng Ma, and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 190 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent fault diagnosis; optimization of maintenance; machine learning; feature extraction; complex engineering systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Application of Sensing Measurement in Machining
edited by and Natalia Lishchenko
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 187 | Submission Open
Keywords: advanced machining; sensor monitoring; sensors; process monitoring; signal processing; sensing measurement; diagnostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machines Testing and Maintenance)
Human–Robot Interaction/Collaboration: Theory and Applications
edited by and Yuwen Li
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 161 | Submission Open
Keywords: human– robot collaboration; robotic manipulation and interaction; dynamic modelling; digitial twin; machine learning; computer vision
(This special issue belongs to the Section Industrial Systems)
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