Special Issue "Multiphysics and Multiscale Models of Tribology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andreas Almqvist

Division of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, SE-971 87, Sweden
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Interests: computational tribology; developing new applied math and the application of novel multiphysics and multiscale models and methods to the field of Tribology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “Multiphysics and Multiscale Models of Tribology”, in the open access journal Lubricants, is open for submissions presenting modelling and simulations involving the multiphysics and/or multiscale nature of tribological interfaces found in bearings, gears, seals, etc. While it encourages a broad spectrum of contribution in tribology, its core interest lies in issues concerning the development, verification and validation of the models and their numerical solution procedures. Papers of transdisciplinary nature presenting and connecting fundamental research with more applied are particularly welcome.

Papers devoted to the purely mathematical aspects without a discussion of the physical implications of the results or the consideration of specific examples are discouraged. Papers should not be limited merely to the description and recording of observations and should include an elaborate verification of the numerical solution procedure, validation against experimental findings or against already well-established approaches. They should, preferably, also contain theoretical or quantitative discussion of the results.

We are enthusiastically looking forward to receiving your submission.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Almqvist
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. Lubricants is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 350 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.


  • Elastohydrodynamic lubrication
  • Contact mechanics
  • Leakage/percolation
  • CFD
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Mechanical deformation
  • Thermal expansion
  • Roughness
  • Cavitation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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