Special Issue "Computer Simulation in Tribology and Friction"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018
Computer-aided modeling is now gaining more and more implementation in various fields of modern knowledge and science due to development and application of advanced high-performance computing systems. Tribology has not become an exclusion from this trend. In addition to experimental approaches, the computer-aided modeling methods serve now as powerful tools in hands of a modern researcher that allow efficiently finding solutions to various problems in the field of wear and friction.
Given the study object scale factor, the computer-aided modeling methods may be classified into those serving for macroscopic integral description, for mesoscopic inner structure consideration and for nanometer scale studies. The latter ones are becoming now more and more popular among the researchers because of the growing interest to the nanosize object description. On the other hand, along with static and quasi-static description of the contact problems there are such extensively developing approaches as direct dynamics modeling methods. The rationale behind such a variety of the computer-aided modeling methods is the complexity and multi-scale correlation character of wear and friction processes.
This Special Issue will examine current advances and future trends in using various computer-aided modeling methods for resolving the wear and friction problems. Contributions from both academic and industrial researchers are welcome. The accepted papers should either aid obtaining the new knowledge in the field of tribology or provide the insight into developing the new computer-aided modeling approaches and directions promising for resolving problems of wear and friction.
Prof. Dr. Andrey I. Dmitriev
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