Special Issue "Surface Forces and Friction"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2014
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Stolarski
School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
Interests: surface mechanics and tribology; high speed air bearings; boundary lubrication - analytical models; dry face seals; surface fatigue of coatings; acoustic bearings
Friction as one of the oldest problems in physics and engineering is inevitably associated with surface forces. Although it has been studied intensively for centuries there are still unresolved issues of fundamental nature related to the origin of friction and its irreversibility, the role of dynamical phase transitions in molecularly thin lubricant layers, the mechanism of boundary layer formation by nano-lubricants, the importance of surface texture in friction and lubrication. The ability to produce effective low-friction surfaces either by the use of lubricating fluids or by the modification of contacting surfaces has become an important factor in the miniaturisation of moving components in many engineering devices such as magnetic storage, recording systems, miniature motors, and components in micro-machines.
The purpose of this special issue is to create a platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners to present their latest theoretical and technological advancements in the understanding of phenomenon of friction and its association with surface forces.
The solicited papers should contain original ideas and new approaches, with clear indication of advances made in problem formulation, methodology, or application with respect to existing and know results. Papers presenting newly emerging areas in the studies of surface forces and friction are especially welcome.
Scope of the Special Issue
Topics to be covered in this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
• sliding on clean (dry) surfaces
• sliding on lubricated surfaces
• sliding of adsorbed layers
• boundary lubrication by nano-fluids
• lubricated friction dynamics in molecularly thin layers
• novel sliding systems
• friction and lubrication of engineered surfaces
• surface topography role in friction
• measurement of surface forces contribution to friction
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Stolarski
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- dry sliding
- lubricated sliding
- boundary lubrication
- sliding on surface oxides
- nano-fluids lubrication
- lubricated friction dynamics
- novel sliding systems
- engineered surfaces (friction)
- surface topography and friction
- surface forces’ measurement
- friction under complex kinematics
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The Influence of Surface Roughness and Particulate Size on the Tribological Performance of Environmentally Friendly Bio-Based Lubricants with Particle Additives
Authors: Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA; Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
Abstract: In the present investigation, a pin-on-disk apparatus was used to study the effects of particle size and surface roughness on the tribological performance of bio-based lubricants containing particulate additives. In the experiments, copper pins were slid against aluminum disks of different surface roughnesses in the presence of canola oil containing nano-, submicron-, and micron-sized hexagonal boron nitride particulate additives. Results showed that for rough surfaces, the tribological performance increases when larger particles are used in the lubricants and vise-versa for smooth surfaces. The improved tribological performance is attributed to the size effect of the particles and the transfer film formation.
Last update: 8 October 2013