Composites Machining / Aims and Scope
Composites machining aims to publish original scientific and technical papers and review articles on topics related to traditional and nontraditional machining processes performed on composite materials (polymers, metals, and ceramics). There is no restriction on the length of papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.
The journal scope includes the following areas, although research in related fields may also be considered.
Mechanics of cutting, chip formation
Cutting forces, cutting temperatures
Cutting tool material, coatings, tool wear
Surface finish, integrity of surfaces
Hard turning, minimal lubrication; high-speed machining
Nontraditional machining processes: laser, EDM, ECM, USM, water jet cutting
Precision machining, micro/nano machining
Vibration/acoustic emission techniques
Machinability of composite materials
Design of experiments: Taguchi methods, response surface methodology, etc.
Machining simulation: FEM models, etc.
Optimization: genetic algorithms, neural networks, etc.
Predictive models for machining performance and optimization, including machining dynamics