Special Issue "Intelligent Tribological and Functional Coatings"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Tribology".

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Special Issue Editors

Prof. Shih-Chen Shi
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan
Interests: micro/nanotribology; nanomaterial; cellulose; photobiology; composite material
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Prof. Dr. Yunn-Lin Hwang
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Department of Mechanical Design Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
Interests: dynamics of multibody systems; mechanical vibrations and modal analysis, computer-aided engineering; biomechanics; walking robot
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Prof. Jason Hsiao Chun Yang
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Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: plasma processing; biomaterials; electrospinning; surface modification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s industry trends are moving toward achieving high speed, high precision, and sustainability in new product development. In this light, the research challenges posed by the surface friction between two components, including movement, wear, and lubrication, become extremely crucial. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in tackling the aforementioned challenges and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. The Special Issue will provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and academics to present and discuss ideas, challenges, and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in the field of engineering tribology toward achieving high speed, high precision, energy conservation, sustainable use, and advanced design in industrial tribology, in addition to issues related to application.

  • Basic friction and wear
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Contact mechanics and adhesion
  • Surface engineering and coating
  • Material analysis and examination
  • Tribology in machine elements
  • Tribochemistry and tribocorrosion
  • Biotribology
  • Green tribology and sustainability
  • Micro- and nanotribology
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Tribotronics and active tribology
  • Dynamic and vibration engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Measurement and signal processing technology
  • Power engineering technology
  • Fire science and technology
  • System design engineering
  • Other engineering technologies

Prof. Shih-Chen Shi
Prof. Yunn-Lin Hwang
Prof. Jason Hsiao Chun Yang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • tribology
  • lubricating
  • surface modification
  • wear
  • friction
  • nanomaterial
  • additive

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Low-Temperature Large-Area Zinc Oxide Coating Prepared by Atmospheric Microplasma-Assisted Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis
Coatings 2021, 11(8), 1001; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11081001 - 22 Aug 2021
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) coatings have various unique properties and are often used in applications such as transparent conductive films in photovoltaic systems. This study developed an atmospheric-pressure microplasma-enhanced ultrasonic spray pyrolysis system, which can prepare large-area ZnO coatings at low temperatures under atmospheric-pressure [...] Read more.
Zinc oxide (ZnO) coatings have various unique properties and are often used in applications such as transparent conductive films in photovoltaic systems. This study developed an atmospheric-pressure microplasma-enhanced ultrasonic spray pyrolysis system, which can prepare large-area ZnO coatings at low temperatures under atmospheric-pressure conditions. The addition of an atmospheric-pressure microplasma-assisted process helped improve the preparation of ZnO coatings under atmospheric conditions, compared to using a conventional ultrasonic spray pyrolysis process, effectively reducing the preparation temperature to 350 °C. A program-controlled three-axis platform demonstrated its potential for the large-scale synthesis of ZnO coatings. The X-ray diffraction results showed that the ZnO coatings prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis exhibited (002) preferred growth orientation and had a visible-light penetration rate of more than 80%. After vacuum treatment, the ZnO reached a 1.0 × 10−3 Ωcm resistivity and a transmittance of 82%. The tribology behavior of ZnO showed that the vacuum-annealed coating had a low degree of wear and a low coefficient of friction as the uniformly distributed and dense coating increased its load capacity. Full article
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Effect of Pulsed-Plasma Treatment on the Structural-Phase Composition and Tribological Properties of Detonation Coatings Based on Ti–Si–C
Coatings 2021, 11(7), 795; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11070795 - 01 Jul 2021
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The structural-phase state and tribological characteristics of detonation coatings based on Ti–Si–C before and after pulsed-plasma exposure have been experimentally investigated. The authors of the research used a detonation set-up of CCDS2000 to obtain coatings. The modification of coating surfaces was carried out [...] Read more.
The structural-phase state and tribological characteristics of detonation coatings based on Ti–Si–C before and after pulsed-plasma exposure have been experimentally investigated. The authors of the research used a detonation set-up of CCDS2000 to obtain coatings. The modification of coating surfaces was carried out by a pulsed-plasma flow using the “Impulse-6” installation. The results of the research have shown that the modification of coatings surface by a pulsed-plasma effect causes an increase in the microhardness of the surface layer and in its wear resistance. It was determined that after such type of treatment, there is an increase in the content of the Ti3SiC2 phase. According to the results of XRD analysis, the improvement in the mechano-tribological properties of detonation spraying coatings of the Ti–Si–C system as a result of pulsed-plasma treatment is associated with an increase in the content of Ti3SiC2 phases in the coatings, as well as the formation of carbide and oxide phases on the surface layer. Full article
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Influence of Detonation-Spraying Parameters on the Phase Composition and Tribological Properties of Al2O3 Coatings
Coatings 2021, 11(7), 793; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11070793 - 30 Jun 2021
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Al2O3 coatings were applied on the surface of 12Ch18N10T steel by the detonation method at different degrees of filling of the detonation gun. The aim was to study the influence of technological parameters on the formation of the coating’s structure, [...] Read more.
Al2O3 coatings were applied on the surface of 12Ch18N10T steel by the detonation method at different degrees of filling of the detonation gun. The aim was to study the influence of technological parameters on the formation of the coating’s structure, phase composition and tribological characteristics. The degree of filling the gun with a gas mixture (C2H2/O2) varied from 53% to 68%. X-ray diffraction study showed that the content of α-Al2O3 increases depending on the degree of filling. The results showed that the hardness increases with an increase in the α-Al2O3 phase. When the gun is 53% filled with gas, the Al2O3-based coating has the hardness of 20.56 GPa compared to 58%, 63% and 68% fillings. Tribology tests have shown that the wear rate and friction coefficient of the coating is highly dependent on the degree of filling of the gun. Full article
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