Special Issue "Durability and Degradation of Protective Coatings—Theoretical Approach and/vs Industrial Practice"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2018)
Professor Grzegorz Moskal
Professor Maria Sozanska
Dr. Krzysztof Szymanski
We would like to invite you to submit your recent works to this Special Issue on "Durability and Degradation of Protective Coatings—Theoretical Approach and Industrial Practice".
Protective coatings are widely used in order to protect substrate alloy, which is exposed to extremely difficult operating conditions. Elements requiring usage of these coatings work under aggressive environments and high mechanical loads. They should provide appropriate durability of tools, structural elements of machines, devices etc., which are exposed to elevated temperature, chemically and electrochemically aggressive atmospheres, as well as environments promoting erosion and tribological wear. The basic issue leading to suitable durability of material-coating systems is proper recognition of operating conditions and requirements, as well as selection of coating materials and technological approach to preparation of surface and protective coatings deposition. It requires potential exploiters to understand theoretical basics concerning chemical and physical phenomena connected with destruction processes and knowledge regarding selection of technology and selection of materials suitable for preparation of coatings. Proper selection of technology and type of coating, as well as their appropriate preparation, do not guarantee obtaining of desired effects connected with service life improvement. Another aspect of occurring problems are real operating conditions concerning industrial applications, which often differ from design assumptions. Unusual operating conditions, overlapping mechanisms of materials destruction, and exceeded operating parameters may be the cause of unintended and accelerated loss of elements lifetime. Therefore, performance of research expertise, which characterize processes of destruction and proper interpretation of obtained results is basic source of information crucial for reliable recognition of materials destruction mechanisms and undertaking countermeasures. The purpose of these activities should not be focused solely on simple regeneration of protective coatings, but should primarily contain suggestions of more efficient technological solutions, providing economically reasonable enhancement of durability under operating conditions.
In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theoretical description of issues connected with processes of protective coatings degradation under industrial conditions.
- Characteristics of operating conditions and description of material and technological requirements concerning protective coatings systems in various industrial service conditions.
- Analysis of real examples of destruction and degradation of protective coatings during service, with particular regard to untypical ones.
- Selection of regeneration processes and reproduction of usable properties of operated surfaces.
- Methodology of research expertise and results interpretation.
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Moskal
Prof. Dr. Maria Sozanska
Dr. Krzysztof Szymanski
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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