Special Issue "Improvement of Friction and Wear by Laser Surface Texturing"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: surface texturing, friction and wear mechanisms; lubrication regime; nano-scale materials characterization; nano-additives
Interests: tribofilm formation in machine elements; materials tribology; surface engineering; wear processes; contact mechanics at different length scales
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Although it started some decades ago, surface texturing, as a means to overcome the stochastic surface roughness of materials by creating well-defined surface topographies, is still a fascinating and growing research field. A number of advances have been made in improving surface texturing techniques and analytical methods. In particular, the development of new powerful laser sources with shorter pulse durations down to femtoseconds caused a great sensation, as laser are flexible and universal texturing tools, which can be used for almost all kind of materials. Many research articles have already been published dealing with effects of surface textures under different sliding and lubrication conditions. Especially under hydrodynamic and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, numerous papers appeared addressing these issues and the underlying mechanisms in those regimes can be considered as well-understood. Additionally, increasing progress in modeling and computation shed more light on the mechanisms in abovementioned lubrication regimes.
Nowadays, most machine elements operate in different lubrication regimes in one duty cycle due to start-stop processes for example. It is, therefore, highly necessary to take boundary, mixed and even dry contacts under consideration. This is exactly the point where most conflicting reports arise since the fundamental mechanisms are still not fully understood in this highly dynamic and exciting research area.
This Special Issue exclusively aims at the latest developments in the field of laser surface texturing under dry, boundary and finally mixed contacts. Hydrodynamic and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication should not be considered here. Research articles dedicated to improvements in the accuracy and processing speeds of laser surface texturing techniques, addressing fundamental relationships between the as-produced textures and the respective frictional regimes, as well as the resulting wear behavior, will be of great interest to this Special Issue. Advances in modeling and the cross-correlation to experimental findings in those lubrication regimes are also highly welcome.
Dr. Andreas Rosenkranz
Prof. Dr. Carsten Gachot
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Laser surface texturing
- dry contacts
- boundary lubrication
- mixed lubrication