Special Issue "Advanced Lubrication for Energy Efficiency"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: advanced lubrication for energy efficiency; surface engineering for wear and corrosion protection; nanostructured energy materials; nuclear tribology; advanced manufacturing
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Interests: advanced lubrication for engine efficiency; advanced automotive powertrains; novel coatings and surface technologies for friction and wear reduction; nanoparticle lubricants and nanotribology; multiphysics and multiscale tribology models
Friction and wear are responsible for significant energy consumption. Specifically, among the 110 quads of energy currently consumed in transportation alone, over 30% is spent to overcome the parasitic losses due to friction and wear. Lubricants have always been essential in human history and the focus has gradually shifted from ‘mobility’ in ancient era to ‘durability’ in modern life and then to ‘efficiency’ currently and in the foreseeable future. There is a consensus that savings of 1.0−1.4% of a country’s GDP may be achieved through lubrication R&D, which has prompted the relentless pursuit of advances in lubricants in order to increase both energy efficiency and durability.
Lubrication science deals with chemomechanical interfacial phenomena that can be divided into four major regimes: Hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic, mixed, and boundary lubrication. A lubricated contact interface is an extremely dynamic system involving transient mechanical and thermal stress resulting in complex physical and chemical interactions.
This Special Issue aims the latest advances in lubrication research and development. Contributions are welcome from both academic researchers and their industrial peers dealing with innovating new lubricant chemistries (base stocks, additives, and formulations), revealing compatibilities between lubricants and contact surfaces (physical and chemical interactions), and investigating lubrication mechanisms (interfacial phenomena).
Dr. Jun Qu
Dr. Hamed Ghaednia
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy efficiency