Special Issue "Green Tribology"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: erosion and tribology resistant coatings; thermal spraying; CVD; PVD; paints; antifouling, superhydrophobic, functionally graded coatings; tribocorrosion; sensing
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This Special Issue will look at the science and engineering research that is exploring environment-friendly solutions to problems of friction, wear, and lubrication and seeking inspiration from nature. Currently tribology solutions to lubrication, friction and wear often rely on petrochemical-based lubricants which are associated with their own environmental costs. Green Tribology is a newly established field of engineering research with a focus on low impact ways of reducing friction and wear, as well as exploiting recycling of materials and reducing dependency on rear earth elements in tribological systems. New lubricants (i.e., aqueous or environmentally friendly) can be designed based on renewable natural materials or may even be dispensed with altogether if solid self-lubricating an wear-resistant surface coatings can be introduced. Renewable energy systems, such as wind turbines, are a natural area for Green Tribology engineering and research papers from this area will be encouraged.
A further major impetus for research is bioinspiration—studying the solutions that nature has evolved for the lubrication of joints in living organisms. One area already receiving intense research efforts is the replacement of diseased hip and knee joints in human patients, and this continues to be a focus of Green Tribology. Biomimetic approaches to design low drag, antifouling, self-healing surfaces, and multifunctional surfaces will also be within the scope of the Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Robert J. K. Wood
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Aqueous lubricants
- Low friction
- Low wear
- Green tribology