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Special Issue "Tribology and Contact Dynamics"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: tribology and dynamics; applied mechanics and biomechanics; friction-induced vibrations
Contact Dynamics is at the origin of several macroscopic phenomena, which take place each time a contact interface is put in relative motion. As a consequence, this topic is a relevant issue in different disciplines such as tribology, earth science, vibrational mechanics, or fracture mechanics.
In recent decades, research activities have attempted to highlight the origin and main features of contact dynamics, focusing on its impact on the transient response of the frictional system.
Indeed, in many research and industrial applications, the coupling between local (contact scale) and system (structure scale) dynamics, during frictional relative motion, needs to understood to solve complex phenomena like brake squeal, fretting, earthquake faults, tactile perception, etc.
This Special Issue will promote the latest developments concerning experimental, numerical (finite element method, discrete elements, and atomic-scale simulation), and theoretical investigations in the areas of tribology and contact dynamics, in order to reinforce the interactions and collaborations between mechanical, seismological, and mathematical communities. Researchers working in the field of contact dynamics and related applicative issues are invited to submit their contribution.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Massi
Prof. Dr. Laurent Baillet
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.
- Contact dynamics
- Interface waves
- Friction-induced vibrations
- Contact instabilities
- Rupture dynamics
- Contact simulation
- Friction experimentation