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Special Issue "Lubricating Greases"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015).
Interests: bio-sourced materials; bio-lubricants, lubricating greases; colloids; biopolymers; rheology; tribology; adhesion and adhesives; gels with emphasis on oleogels and organogels
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Interests: organic synthesis; natural products; lubricating greases; biopolymers; supramolecular chemistry in water media; bioactive compounds; photoactive organic compounds
Although lubricating greases are widely used in many specific applications, their market only constitutes a very low percent of the total amount of lubricants processed in the world. This may be one of the reasons why, up to now, not much attention has been paid to innovation and research on lubricating grease formulations and related functional properties. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that the mechanical response of greases in a lubricated contact is not yet fully understood. This is due to its complex rheological behavior in comparison with other liquid lubricants. Since lubrication is mainly a deformation and flow problem, the knowledge of the rheological properties of lubricating greases may contribute to elucidate one of the unresolved problems in tribology: the effect of viscoelasticity on lubrication characteristics and, consequently, the way in which a lubricating grease behaves under operating conditions. Suitable structural and physical characteristics may be reached from a proper selection of the ingredients but, also, from a process optimization.
The relationship among composition, microstructure and functional properties is another important issue which deserves more investigation as well as the development of new formulations with improved characteristics. In this sense, mostly in the last two decades, lubricant customers are aware of the negative effects that traditional lubricants exert on the environment and, therefore, are demanding new green products able to reduce this impact.
This special issue aims to collect and disseminate the latest developments and trends in the field of lubricating greases including physical, chemical, microstructural and rheological characterization, tribological response and associated mechanisms, technical information and modeling on grease behavior in lubricated contacts (bearings, seals, etc.), processing of greases and pumpability, development of new formulations including bio-greases and new thickeners agents, etc.
Prof. Dr. José M. Franco
Prof. Dr. Jesús F. Arteaga
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- lubricating grease
- biodegradable greases
- grease composition
- grease microstructure