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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).
Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB Sheffield, UK
Interests: hard coatings; nitrided steels; shot-peened surfaces; and wear resistant metal alloys; materials characterization by analytical transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy; scanning electron microscpy; and X-ray diffraction; mechanical testing; tribological testing; and residual stress measurement
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Kaiyuan Road, Luoyang 471023, China
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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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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.