Special Issue "Friction Mechanisms"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: materials physics; condensed-matter theory; computer simulation; tribology; friction mechanisms; contact mechanics; phase transformations; force fields
There can be many different processes leading to friction. To name a few: Near-surface plastic deformation, viscous dissipation, sliding-induced elastic or adhesive instabilities, geometric interlocking of matching surfaces, and pinning of non-matching surfaces through third bodies, which can range from boundary lubricants to hard abrasive particles.
Although many friction mechanisms are well understood qualitatively, any quantitative prediction for specific tribological systems remains challenging. Part of the difficulty lies in the non-trivial scale-dependence of many processes leading to energy dissipation and the complex coupling between these processes. In the last one or two decades, important steps were made that improved our ability to predict friction in specific systems or to unravel the scale-dependence of processes leading to friction. However, the journey has just begun.
This Special Issue is aimed at further improving our understanding of the scale-dependence and the interplay of dissipation mechanisms. While the focus should lie on sliding or rolling contacts, systems may range from soft-matter systems, such as rubber moving past a rough surface to single-asperity metal on metal contacts. Theoretical, computational, and experimental submissions are welcome.
Prof. Martin H. Müser
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- Kinetic friction
- Plastic deformation
- Rubber friction
- Boundary lubricants
- Adhesive wear
- Multiscale modeling
- Multiphysics modeling