Special Issue "Gear Tribology"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Lars-Göran Westerberg
Gears are unquestionably crucial parts in a mechanical system, responsible for transmitting torque in various applications, and in equally varying characteristic length scales, such as car and truck engines, wind turbines, lawn mowers, and watches. Without a reliable- and fully-functioning gearbox, or as in the case of an old reputable bicycle—just a single gear, it does not matter how powerful engine is set to drive the vehicle. For wind power, the gearbox ensures the rotational energy of the turbine generated by the wind is transmitted to the electrical generator.
A well-functioning gear is directly dependent on the quality of its lubrication, and its lifetime is dependent on the friction- and wear dynamics in the system. To be able to optimize the performance of a gear and its lifetime, an understanding of the tribological mechanisms in the system is vital. This is not a simple task; great advancements have been made the last few decades due to the increased computational capacity enabling more sophisticated numerical simulations and refined experimental and evaluation techniques. However, due to the inherent multidisciplinarity of tribology in general, with intersecting areas such as rheology, fluid and solid mechanics, contact mechanics, material sciences, and chemistry, the complexity of lubrication, friction and wear dynamics in gears is highly prominent. We still have a great deal to discover in this intriguing area of engineering sciences.
The current Special Issue is devoted to the latest developments and findings in the versatile area of gear tribology. This Special Issue cover both the functionality of gears by means of the tribology aspects, and the modelling of issues related to gear performance such as lubrication and wear.
Prof. Dr. Lars-Göran Westerberg
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