Surface Integrity in Machining

  • J. Paulo Davim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Georgios P. Petropoulos, Constantinos N. Pandazaras, J. Paulo Davim
    Pages 37-66
  3. Jianmei Zhang, Z. J. Pei
    Pages 127-141
  4. Wit Grzesik, Bogdan Kruszynski, Adam Ruszaj
    Pages 143-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book


In machining, a surface can be defined as a border between a machined component and its environment. The term ‘surface integrity’ is used to describe the attributes of a machined surface and its relationship to functional performance. Surface Integrity in Machining describes the fundamentals and recent advances in the study of surface integrity in machining processes.

In general, surface integrity can be divided into two aspects: the external topography of surfaces (surface finish); and the microstructure, mechanical properties and residual stresses of internal subsurface layers. Performance characteristics that are usually sensitive to surface integrity include; fatigue strength, fracture strength, corrosion rate, and tribological behavior (such as friction, wear and lubrication, and dimensional accuracy).

Surface Integrity in Machining gathers together research from international experts in the field. Topics covered include: the definition of surface integrity and its importance in functional performance; surface topography characterization and evaluation; microstructure modification and the mechanical properties of subsurface layers; residual stresses; surface integrity characterization methods; and surface integrity aspects in machining processes.

A useful reference for researchers in tribology and materials, mechanical and materials engineers, and machining professionals, Surface Integrity in Machining can be also used as a textbook by advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Machining Processes Microstructure Transformations Residual Stresses Surface Integrity Surface Roughness machining

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Paulo Davim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-873-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-874-2
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