Special Issues

Lubricants runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Advances in Fuel-Lubricant Interactions
edited by Neal M. Morgan
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2550
Keywords: Fuels; Lubricants; Combustion; Friction; Tribology; Wear; Knock; Pre-ignition; Measurements; Modelling; Engine design; Additive transfer; Fuel dilution
Programmable/Controllable Friction in Tribology
edited by , Stefan Reinicke and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 994
Keywords: friction; wear; ionic liquids; surface interaction; tunable friction; controllable friction; programmable friction; intelligent tribosystems; energy efficiency; sustainability
Rolling Contact Fatigue and White Etching Cracks of Bearings
edited by Walter Martin Holweger and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4474
Keywords: rolling bearings; rolling contact fatigue (RCF) and tribology; new findings in classical (subsurface) RCF; mixed friction and surface RCF; RCF modified by additional loadings; material response; white etching cracks (WEC) in component/bearing tests and real applications; failure analysis of field returns and rig test bearings; preparation methods; WEC root cause hypotheses and life models; influence of lubricants/additives on RCF and WEC; tailored lubricants; protective coatings; and surface reinforcement; preventive design rules; condition monitoring and predictive maintenance; artificial intelligence systems
Friction and Lubrication of Sliding Bearings, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3639
Keywords: roller/ball bearing; hydrodynamic bearing; hydrostatic bearing; gas bearing; magnetic bearing; sliding; modeling and simulations; monitoring; maintenance; materials; lubricants; any other related topics
Advanced Industrial Lubricants and Future Development Trends of Tribo-Systems for Tribological Performance Evaluation
edited by , George Totten and
submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4789
Keywords: Industrial lubricants; Industrial and manufacturing machinery; Automotive lubricants; Tribo-systems; Driveline lubrication; Lubricant tribological performance testing; EV/hybrid vehicle applications
Multiscale Tribology of Solid Lubricants
edited by Harman Khare and Zhijiang (Justin) Ye
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2779
Keywords: polymer tribology; thin films; lamellar solids; mechanochemistry; nanotribology; superlubricity
Advances in Water-Based Nanolubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6995
Keywords: water-based nanolubricant; nanoparticle; nanoadditive; surfactant; dispersion stability; lubrication mechanism; friction and wear; modelling; metal forming; metal machining; material characterisation
Tribological Characteristics of Bearing System
edited by
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 991
Keywords: bearing; tribology; wear; fatigue characteristics; dynamic characteristics
Multiscale and Modern Solutions in the Simulation of Lubricated Contacts
edited by , Arthur Francisco and
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 232
Keywords: multiscale methods; multithreading computation; GPU calculation; machine learning; hydrodynamic lubrication; roughness; surface texture
Friction and Wear in Vehicles
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1917
Progress and Challenges in Superlubricity
edited by Chenhui Zhang, Xavier Banquy and Xinchun Chen
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 484
Keywords: superlubricity; solid superlubricity; liquid superlubricity; lubrication mechanism; interfacial friction; energy dissipation; origin of friction
Wide Temperature Range Lubrication Materials
edited by Junhong Jia and Bo Li
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 113
Keywords: lubricants; wide temperature range; materials; composites; coatings; tribological properties; tribo-chemistry; mechanism
Matching Ability and Anti-Wear Properties of Lubricants
edited by Fengming Du
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 463
Keywords: structure of lubricant; friciton; simulation; surface; matching ability
Green Tribology: New Insights toward a Sustainable World 2022
edited by Lorenza Mattei and
submission deadline 1 Nov 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1294
Keywords: friction; wear; lubrication; biodegradable; green lubricants; superlubricity; biomimetics; surface texturing; coatings; real-time monitoring
Gear Load-Independent Power Losses
edited by
submission deadline 15 Nov 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1678
Keywords: gear lubrication; load-independent power losses; transition; numerical simulation; engineering application
Friction and Wear of Coatings/Films
edited by and Liuquan Yang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2675
Keywords: coatings/films; lubricants; tribology; friction; wear; boundary lubrication; experiments and simulations
Additive Manufacturing and Nano-Structured Surfaces in Tribology submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 551
Keywords: tribo-fatigue; tribo-corrosion; wear process in additive manufacturing materials; wettability of AM functional structures; lubrication in additive manufacturing materials; tribological characterization of AM prosthesis; optimized textured surfaces; thermographic evaluation of wear process; friction; wear; surface roughness
Advances in Wear Predictive Models
edited by Francesca Di Puccio, Lorenza Mattei and Cristina Curreli
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3594
Keywords: tribology; wear mechanisms; wear law; wear prediction; finite element model; wear simulation
Synovial Lubricated Joints—Devices and Mechanical Behavior
edited by Tarun Goswami
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1814
Keywords: medical devices; synovial fluid analysis and properties; hydrodynamics; total joint replacement devices; wear rates; tribology; biomarkers presenting osteoarthritis; measurement and modeling
Assessment of Abrasive Wear
edited by , and
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1377
Keywords: abrasive wear; friction; cutting; grinding; abrasive machining; cutting tools; assessment; tribology; metallography; characterization; surface modification; ultraprecision machining; micro/nano manufacturing; biomedical manufacturing
Tribological Properties of 2D Materials and Polymer Composites
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 134
Keywords: 2D materials; tribology; coatings; lubrication; polymer composites
Grease II submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 477
Friction and Wear in Composite Materials submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2287
Friction and Wear in Machine Design submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6041
Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale
edited by Yang Wang and Wen Wang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 169
Keywords: nanotribology; nanoscale wear; superlubricity; tribochemistry; interfacial bonding; surface adhesion; tribofilm; AFM/TEM; molecular dynamics; first principles
Graphene-Based Lubricant Additives
edited by and Xiangyu Ge
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 506
Keywords: graphene; friction and wear; nanoadditive; lubrication mechanism; synergetic effect; surface modification; structural regulation; material characterization
Applied Nanotribology II
edited by and Seong Han Kim
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1199
Keywords: nanowear; tribochemistry; interfacial adhesion; lubricants and additives; modeling and simulation; superlubricity at small scale; ultra-precision surface manufacturing; novel experimental and computational approaches for nanotribology
Tribology in Processing and Application of Steels
edited by Liang Jiang, Binghai Lyu and Yanjun Han
submission deadline 6 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 560
Keywords: tribology; wear; friction; lubrication; steel; polishing; bearing; gear
Frictional Behavior and Wear Performance of Cast Irons
edited by
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 505
Keywords: cast iron; wear; friction; tribology; heat treatment; coatings; surface treatment; lubrication; microstructure
Tribological Applications of Nano & Submicro Structured Materials submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2262
Keywords: Nanomaterials; Submicrograin materials; Nanocomposites; Friction; Wear; Abrasion; Adhesion; Load; Aggressive media; Lubrication
Tribology of Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2998
Keywords: biotribology; tribology; friction; wear; lubrication; biocomposites; composites; mechanical properties; physiological fluids; implants
Frictional and Wear Behaviors of Sliding Interfaces across Scales
edited by Chen Xiao, Yunhai Liu and Peng Zhang
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 374
Keywords: friction; wear; tribology; (super)lubricity; anti-wear; lubricants; additives; modeling; simulation
Minimum Quantity Lubrication: Environmental Alternatives in Processing submission deadline 21 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 911
Keywords: minimum quantity lubrication (MQL); environmentally friendly lubrication; sustainable machining; vegetable oil
Superlubricity: From Nanoscale to Macroscale
edited by Wei Cao and
submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 664
Keywords: structural superlubricity; hydration lubrication; boundary lubrication; ultra-low friction; size scaling; velocity dependence
Applications of Machine Learning Methods in the Nanoscale Energy Field submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1569
Keywords: nanomaterials; neural networks; mathematical methods
Biolubricants in Machining
edited by
submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 715
Keywords: minimum quantity lubrication (MQL); nanofluids; grinding; turning; milling; cutting performance; vegetable oil
Tribology in Manufacturing and Design submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2979
Keywords: tribology in manufacturing systems; tribology in manufacturing design; tribology in manufacturing efficiency; tribology in vibration and noise; tribology in mechanism design; tribology in surface damage; bio-lubricants; lubricant degradation; tribological failure diagnosis and monitoring
Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Behavior of Metals and Alloys
edited by Mobin Salasi, Christina Schultz, Jean Geringer and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3657
Keywords: corrosion; fretting corrosion; tribocorrosion; abrasion corrosion; erosion corrosion
Advances in Novel Lubricant Additives
edited by and Chanaka Kumara
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1959
Keywords: lubricants; additives; tribochemistry; friction; wear; tribology; environmentally friendly fluids; modeling
Tribology and Tribochemistry of Ceramics
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 140
Keywords: ceramics; tribology; tribochemistry; friction; wear; lubricants; self-lubrication
Plasma Surface Treatments for Wear and Corrosion Protection
edited by Yongfeng Jiang and Wei Yang
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 29
Keywords: plasma sputtering; plasma-enhanced sputtering; plasma spraying; plasma nitriding; plasma electrolytic oxidation; plasma electrolytic carboning; plasma electrolytic nitriding; plasma electrolytic boriding; plasma electrolytic saturation; corrosion; wear
Advances in Surface Engineering and Tribology submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 804
Keywords: solid lubricants; smart tribological coating; surface treatment; wear phenomena; coatings; surface treatment; corrosion; nanotribology
Tribology for Lightweighting submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4692
Keywords: Lightweight; Automotive contacts; Vehicle efficiency; E-mobility; Advanced high strength steels; Aluminium; Tribology in manufacturing processes  ; Novel lubricants; Surface integrity; Sustainability; Green tribology
Acoustic Emission in Friction
edited by Malik Yahiaoui
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 165
Keywords: acoustic emission; adhesive wear; abrasive wear; adhesion; ploughing; cutting; allotropic transformation; third body approach; interfacial rheology; tribological surface transformation
Friction Stir Welding and Processing of Alloys
edited by Abhishek Sharma and Jinu Paul
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 149
Keywords: friction stir welding (FSW); friction stir processing (FSP); friction stir alloying (FSA); alloy; tribology; wear; tool wear; metal matrix composite; dissimilar welding; microstruture; mechanical properties
Nanolubrication and Superlubrication
edited by Yongfeng Bu and Hongyu Liang
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 38
Keywords: friction; wear; nanolubrication/superlubrication; ionic/quasi-ionic liquids; nano additives/nanoparticle; nanoelements/nanocomposites; nano-inorganic/organic composite films/coatings; lubrication mechanism; dispersion/surface modification; advanced lubrication
Advances in Wear Particle Generation and Emissions
edited by Oleksii Nosko, , Hiroyuki Hagino and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 513
Keywords: wear mechanism; wear debris; airborne wear particles; wear particle transport; wear particle characterisation
Sustainable Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 845
Keywords: elastohydrodynamic lubrication; sustainability; green lubrication; friction reduction; liquid superlubricity; ecofriendly lubricants; aqueous lubricants; on-demand oil supply; minimum quantity lubrication; self-lubrication; ecofriendly materials; coatings; surface finish
Studies on Fretting
edited by
submission deadline 7 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 137
Keywords: fretting; wear; fatigue; oxidation; corrosion; test rigs; modelling; contact mechanics; materials and coatings
Friction and Wear in Harsh Conditions
edited by Shaogang Cui and
submission deadline 20 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 57
Keywords: friction; wear; high temperature tribology; severe wear; harsh conditions; high pressure
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