Special Issue "Tribology and Design"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2016).
Interests: tribology and design; ceramics in rolling contact; coatings
Interests: surface engineering; rolling sliding contacts; residual stress; design
In this Special Issue, we will consider aspects of Tribology that can lead to the successful development of durable and reliable engineering designs. There is an increasing emphasis on engineering design that, in addition to challenging functional requirements, also uses technology and resources efficiently, minimise waste, and considers environmental impact. In these terms, the designer must take a holistic viewpoint of taking into account social, economic and functional risks and benefits. Here, Tribology can take a central role in terms of providing understanding applied to the influence of complex surface interactions for a range of industrial sectors. We take a wide range of selected high-profile research studies from Tribology to produce a Special Issue that is a useful reference for engineering designers. Areas considered are Tribology of Surface Coatings, Sustainable Design, Life-oriented Products, Product Life Design Tools, Test Methods, Industrial Case-Studies, Lubricants, Analytical Studies, Advanced Materials, and Wear Mechanisms.
Prof. Dr. Mark Hadfield
Dr. Rehan Ahmed
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tribology and design
- surface coatings
- sustainable design
- wear mechanisms
- advanced materials