Special Issue "Wear Resistant Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Diego Martinez-Martinez

Center of Physics, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
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Interests: tribology, protection, wear, friction, mechanical properties, hardness, toughness, coatings, deposition on flexible substrates, thin films, self-lubrication, nanomaterials, nanocomposites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A recent study [1] calculated that 20% of the world energy consumption is used to overcome friction, and 3% to repair damages caused by wear. In addition, wear reduces the lifetime of devices and leads to their ultimate failure. Therefore, the development of new materials and solutions to reduce friction and wear have a large importance in the development of a sustainable economic growth.

Strategies for protection and design of new materials to control and minimize wear are often guided by trial-and-error approaches, while well stablished ground science is sometimes missing. The reason for this is the complexity of the mechanisms that take place, which include factors like the mechanical properties of the materials (e.g., hardness, toughness), presence of self-lubricating compounds, influence of the environment, geometry, operation conditions, presence of corrosion, etc. In addition, all these factors are influenced by the nano- and micro-structures of the materials involved.

The current Special Issue is devoted to the latest developments concerning wear resistant materials. Emphasis will be put in revealing the parameters playing a critical role in such behaviour and the description of the underlying operation mechanisms.

[1] Holmberg, K.; Erdemir, A. Influence of tribology on global energy consumption, costs and emissions. Friction 2017, 5, 263–284.

Dr. Diego Martinez-Martinez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Wear
  • Protection
  • Friction
  • Nanostructures
  • Mechanism
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Tribology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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