Special Issue "Cavitation Erosion, Abrasive and Sliding Wear Behaviour of Metal-Based Structures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mirosław Szala
Guest Editor
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Interests: cavitation erosion; abrasion; tribology; failure analysis; additive manufacturing; thermal spraying; thin films; shot peening; ion implantation; hardfacing; welding; cobalt alloys; nickel alloys; cermets; metal matrix composites; stainless and structural steels; fatigue; mechanical properties; microstructure
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor to announce a Special Issue of Metals (IF 2.259) entitled “Cavitation Erosion, Abrasive, and Sliding Wear Behavior of Metal-Based Structures”. The Issue will include experimental or numerical papers and review manuscripts regarding advances in the wear resistance and development of metal-based structures (metallic materials). The content of this Special Issue is addressed to a broad group of scientists and engineers systematically working in the field of wear prevention of machine parts and components manufactured with metallic materials.

The literature includes systematic studies of the wear behavior and phenomena responsible for materials degradation resistance. Overall, from the broad range of the deterioration processes, tribological wear, namely sliding and abrasive wear, is the dominant type of engineering material degradation. Cavitation erosion is a unique wear process that still is not entirely understood. Even though the literature on the subject explains the general factors influencing both cavitation erosion and tribological wear of materials, the continuous development of metal-based structures fabrication, processing, and treatment technology demands systematic reporting on the advances in the wear properties of metallic materials. From both the scientific and engineering points of view, the wear of metallic components must be minimized to improve their reliability. The engineering industry is demanding metal-based structures that perform well in terms of cavitation erosion or tribological wear environments or optimally to both. First, to manage that task, material wear mechanisms should be understood. To facilitate the selection and design of wear-resistant materials, computer simulation, numerical calculations, or artificial neural networks can be employed. Therefore, papers containing the experimental and numerical results combined with the effect of material properties on the cavitation, abrasion, or sliding wear resistance are especially welcome.

This Special Issue is focused on the studies related to cavitation erosion, abrasive or sliding resistance, and wear mechanisms of metal-based structures: metal alloys, sinters, hardfacings, thermally sprayed deposits, thin films, composites, and additive manufactured metal structures, and many more. Papers focused on wear improvement via microstructural properties modification, surface layer treatment, and the deposition of wear-resistant coatings onto a metal-based substrate are encouraged. The scientific papers contained in this Special Issue will provide new knowledge in the fields of materials science and mechanical engineering.

This Special Issue is open for submissions, and welcomes original research contributions and review articles highlighting recent advances and future directions in the fields of cavitation erosion, and abrasive and sliding wear behavior of metal-based structures.

Dr. Mirosław Szala
Guest Editor

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. Metals 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.


  • Cavitation erosion
  • Abrasion and sliding wear
  • Tribology and friction
  • Wear behavior and wear mechanisms
  • Additive manufacturing technology
  • Hardfacing and overlay welding
  • Surface engineering and laser surfacing
  • Thermal spraying
  • PVD thin-film deposition
  • Ion implantation
  • Shot peening and cold working processing
  • Artificial neural network
  • Computational simulations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Cavitation erosion and sliding wear resistance of Al/Al2O3 and Cu/Al2O3 cermets manufactured by low pressure cold spray
Authors: Professor Leszek Łatka; Dr. Mirosław Szala
Affiliation: 1. Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland 2. Department of Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland

Title: Methodology for the assessment of cavitation and corrosion resistance of metals taking into account the fatigue character of the process
Authors: Professor Jarosław Chmiel
Affiliation: Akademia Morska w Szczecinie, Szczecin, Poland

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