Special Issue "Tribological Challenges in Extreme Environments"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: manufacturing process; aeronautics; machine tools; Industry 4.0; machining
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Interests: green manufactuing; lubri-cooling processes; cryogenics manufacturing processes; friction and wear; rheology; coatings; life cycle assessment
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Extreme temperature affects viscosity and surfaces characteristics which are closely related with friction, durability and performance. Cryogenic and high temperature condition can be caused by the environment and final application, such as space, satellite or can be induced by processing methods. In space the use of solid lubricants is a classic application, basically using molybdenum sulfur or similar, including new coatings based on PVD technology. Other fields are scientific devices, in which oxygen-free copper is massively used, and devices are designed to work in near to zero or over 1200 Kelvin condition. In other cases, cryogenics gases and solid lubricants (graphite-base) are proposed, for instance in manufacturing processes, in which LN2 or CO2 are now being proposed as alternatives to emulsion coolants, working alone or in combination with minimum quantity of lubricants. The challenge is great, but the savings using cries cooling are very interesting.
This Special Issue aims the latest advances in tribological challenges in extreme environments. Contributions are welcome from both academic researchers and their industrial peers dealing with innovating novel cryogenics applications and revealing compatibilities with other solid lubricants.
This Special Issue will cover the following topics:
- Behavior of lubricants under extreme temperature
- Solid lubricants and applications
- Cryogenics in manufacturing processes
- Friction and wear in low temperature systems: artic engineering and offshore.
- Rheology of oils in relation to temperature.
- Space applications
- Testing under low temperatures
- Coatings with special application to extreme conditions.
- Tribology and lubricants of aero-turbines.
Prof. Dr. Luis Norberto López de Lacalle
Dr. Octavio Pereira Neto
Dr. Antonio J. Sánchez Egea
Manuscript Submission Information
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