Special Issue "Machining and Surface Properties of Steel Parts"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Krzysztof Żak
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Interests: turning; milling; burnishing; machining operations; surface roughness; modeling of machining processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to the development of the automotive and aerospace industries at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, it was shown that topography—more broadly, the geometry of surfaces (SGP)—has extremely high importance for the utility of manufactured elements. It also emerged that the measured surface is more complex, and its description should include not only include altitude/amplitude parameters but also other normalized parameters which are not included in the standards, e.g., fractals and wavelets.

Surface geometry measurements and tests can serve different purposes, but it was experimentally proven that these parameters influence the friction and wear of interacting surfaces; deformation and contact strength; stresses and their concentration; corrosive reactions; tightness of connections; deposition quality, adhesion, and durability of coatings; and aero- and hydrodynamic properties.

In mentioning surface or the geometric structure of the surface, we must remember its functional properties (its functionality), which is closely related to its topography (stereometry), depending on the method of processing.

Nowadays, the technological shifts in surface metrology allow the surface features generated by modern manufacturing processes (including hard part machining) to be characterized with a higher accuracy using a number of the areal field parameters (S-parameters and V-parameters sets).

Prof. Krzysztof Żak
Guest Editor

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  • surface metrology
  • surface topography
  • areal parameters
  • machining operation
  • precision manufacturing
  • friction

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