Special Issue "Kinetic Surface Treatments"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mario Guagliano

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 1-20156 Milano, Italy
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Interests: surface engineering; residual stresses; fatigue; nanomaterials; additive manufacturing
Guest Editor
Dr. Sara Bagherifard

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 1-20156 Milano, Italy
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Interests: surface engineering; structural integrity; nanomaterials; biomaterials; bio-interfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Processes and treatments able to modify the properties of the free surface of a solid body are gaining ever-increasing attention, both in academia and in the industrial world.

This is due to the importance of the surface in determining the overall properties of manufactured parts, and to the possibility of creating functional and multifunctional surfaces and coatings, through application of adapted surface treatments.

Among the treatments used with this aim, major attention has been devoted, thus far, to thermal-based processes, mainly by the application of thermal coatings and laser technologies. Other classes of surface-modification processes that use the kinetic energy, rather than thermal ones, to induce the expected modification and improvement of surface properties have been, rather, less investigated. These processes are very promising from different points of view; to mention a few, they are less energy demanding, do not have toxic residuals, can be applied to temperature-sensitive materials, and generally promote higher production rates.

In spite of the great potential of these processes, their utilization has been confined to a few industrial fields and applications.

The present Special Issue is focused on these processes, with the ambition to provide an international forum for the dissemination of scientific information and advance the state-of-the-art of different kinetic-based surface treatments, both from a technological point of view and/or in terms of properties of the treated materials, opening an avenue to new possible applications. 

This Special Issue aims to cover the modelling, design and characterization of surfaces and material treated by kinetic surface treatments (including cold spray, severe shot peening, SMAT, surface burnishing, deep rolling and many others) are welcome. In particular, high quality articles addressing technological advancements and new treatments, new fields of applications, application to new materials, advanced characterization methods and review articles are strongly encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Mario Guagliano
Dr. Sara Bagherifard
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Impact treatments
  • Severe plastic deformation
  • Cold spray
  • Shot peening
  • Surface mechanical rolling treatment (SMRT)
  • Surface burnishing
  • Surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT)
  • Multifunctional surfaces
  • Kinetic sprayed coatings
  • Bio-functional surfaces
  • Microstructural characterization
  • Fatigue
  • Wear
  • Corrosion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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