Special Issue "Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alan Hase

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Saitama Institute of Technology, 1690 Fusaiji, Fukaya-shi, Saitama, 369-0293, Japan
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Interests: adhesive wear; abrasive wear; fatigue wear; wear of specific materials; seizure/scoring/scuffing; electrolytic corrosion/electric wear; tribo-magnetization; journal bearings; rolling bearings; brakes; machining; ultrasonic/acoustic emission methods; friction and wear testing machines/testing methods; in situ observations; in situ measurements

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Acoustic emission (AE) is the emission of elastic stress waves resulting from the deformation and fracture of materials. During tribological processes, AE waves are generated by the deformation and fractures of material surfaces, and considerable information can be obtained by measuring them.

AE techniques have tremendous potential for in situ measurements of tribological characteristics. Furthermore, it is expected to be widely used as a tool to diagnose and evaluate wear phenomena that are very complex and changeable. However, to apply AE techniques to identify and evaluate tribological phenomena and their characteristics, relationships between AE signals and tribological phenomena must be fully understood.

In the Special Issue entitled "Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring", original papers focusing on wear monitoring by AE techniques for various tribo-materials and friction systems are welcomed. We hope that this Special Issue will be utilized to make breakthroughs in the evaluation and in situ measurement in the tribology field. We are looking forward to receiving your submission.

Prof. Dr. Alan Hase
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Acoustic emission
  • Adhesive wear
  • Abrasive wear
  • Fatigue wear
  • Sliding friction
  • Rolling friction
  • Bearings
  • Coatings
  • Lubricants
  • Condition monitoring

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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