Special Issue "Friction and Lubrication of Bearings"


A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Romeo P. Glovnea
Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QT, UK
Website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/250860
E-Mail: r.p.glovnea@sussex.ac.uk
Phone: +44 127 367 8911
Fax: +44 127 367 8399
Interests: lubrication; machine elements; mechanical transmissions; fluid rheology

Guest Editor
Dr. Michel Fillon
Pprime Institute, CNRS - University of Poitiers - ISAE-ENSMA, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Complex Systems, SP2MI - Téléport 2, 11 Boulevard Marie et Pierre Curie, BP 30179, F86962 FUTUROSCOPE CHASSENEUIL Cedex, France
Website: http://www.pprime.fr/?q=en/fillon-michel
E-Mail: michel.fillon@univ-poitiers.fr
Phone: +33 549 496 543
Fax: +33 549 496 504
Interests: thermal effects in hydrodynamic journal and thrust bearings; non-laminar regime; transient effects; risk of bearing seizure; misalignment effects; thermal and mechanical deformations; dynamically loaded bearings; mixed lubrication; lubrication of textured surfaces and wear of hydrodynamic bearings; PTFE and PEEK layered journal and thrust tilting pad bearings; theoretical analyses and numerical simulations under THD or TEHD regime and experimental analyses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Every year, billions of bearings of all kinds are working worldwide. Without exaggeration, bearings are by far the most common machine elements. From miniature bearings used in watches to rolling bearings used in cars, and to huge sliding bearings used in hydro turbines, bearings are present in almost every possible aspect of our lives.

The role of bearings is to guide and support surfaces in relative motion and at the same time, to reduce friction. At a first glance, this may seem a simple task. However, not only does this task involve complex, physical, chemical, mechanical, and energetic phenomena, this role is of paramount importance in our current efforts to increase the efficiency of machines, to extend their working lives, and to protect the environment.

The significant research into all aspects of bearing operations has been extensive in the last century. However, the drive for better quality and longer-lasting bearings and the use of new materials, designs, and lubricants enable continuous research and add new knowledge to engineering science. The current Special Issue is aimed at the latest developments concerning lubrication mechanisms and lubricants and the effect of working parameters upon their functionality and the modelling of their behavior.

Dr. Romeo P. Glovnea
Dr. Michel Fillon
Guest Editors


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  • bearing
  • rolling
  • sliding
  • modeling
  • hydrodynamic lubrication
  • hydrostatic lubrication,
  • journal bearings
  • thrust bearings
  • materials
  • lubricants

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Lubricants 2015, 3(1), 27-53; doi:10.3390/lubricants3010027
Received: 29 January 2015 / Revised: 28 February 2015 / Accepted: 3 March 2015 / Published: 16 March 2015
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Lubricants 2015, 3(1), 3-13; doi:10.3390/lubricants3010003
Received: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 23 December 2014 / Published: 21 January 2015
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