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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Friction Stir Processed Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Chi Tat Kwok Website E-Mail
1. Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, E11 Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
2. Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, E11 Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Interests: corrosion; cavitation erosion and wear of materials; surface engineering; laser materials processing; friction stir processing; nanomaterials/biomaterials
Recently, a novel surface modifying technique, friction stir processing (FSP), has been developed for microstructural modification and fabrication of surface coatings of metallic materials based on the basic principles of friction stir welding. The conventional surface modification techniques including high-energy laser/electron beam surface treatment and thermal spraying are generally based on liquid phase processing at high temperatures. In the case of fabricating the surface composites, it is very difficult to avoid the interfacial reaction between reinforcement and metal matrix and formation of some detrimental phases. On the other hand, FSP is a solid-state surface modification process, which causes severe plastic deformation, mixing of material and lower temperature exposure, leading to significant microstructural refinement, densification, and homogeneity of the processed layer. Difficulties encountered in the fusion route of surface modification like cracks, porosity, segregation and grain growth can be overcome by FSP. This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the recent advances and innovations in "New Coating Materials", "Processing Conditions" and "Applications" for FSP. The goal of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles, as well as critical reviews and perspectives from academics and industry.
Prof. Dr. Chi Tat Kwok
Manuscript Submission Information
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Novel coating materials
corrosion resistant coatings
wear resistant coatings
characterization and applications of FSPed coatings
mechanisms responsible for the formation of FSPed region and microstructural refinement
effects of FSP processing conditions on resultant microstructure and final mechanical properties