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Lubricants, Volume 6, Issue 4 (December 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Environmental concerns have led scientists to come up with alternative bio-degradable lubricants, [...] Read more. Environmental concerns have led scientists to come up with alternative bio-degradable lubricants, such as water, to replace oil-based lubricants. However, this solution presents challenges regarding material selection. Furthermore, polymers might be subjected to harsh environmental conditions such as a hygrothermal conditions, which could possibly lead to tribological polymer composite failure, and hence must not be neglected in life estimation/design analyses. Therefore, understanding the absorption behaviour of polymers is crucial in environments where water is present. Consequently, further studies are required to investigate the influence of hygrothermal ageing on the tribological behaviour of polymeric materials. View this paper.