Special Issue "Contact Mechanics and Elastomer Friction of Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2017).
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Jorg Wallaschek
Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research, Leibniz University Hannover, 30167 Hannover, Germany
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Interests: piezoelectric systems and ultrasonic technologies; automotive engineering (in particular NVH and acoustics); contact mechanics and friction; nonlinear oscillations; rotor dynamics
This Special Issue addresses “Contact Mechanics and Elastomer Friction”. Recent advances in modeling and simulation, as well as in surface coatings and other technologies, are fundamental for the development of new devices and mechanisms, and also for the advancement of already-established products. Three important fields are of particular interest: 1) Tire/road friction, where numerous design trade-offs have to be made, including criteria such as rolling-resistance, grip, and wear; 2) seals, where novel surface coating technologies are used to control friction characteristics; and 3) contact interfaces in friction drives, such as the travelling wave motor, where the function of the system strongly depends on the contact mechanics of the two partners.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. We are particularly interested in contributions concentrating on the role of materials. Often, very specific and particular material properties, of one or both of the contact partners, have a dominant influence on overall system behavior, such as ice and snow in the tire/road contact, surface coatings in seal system wear and friction, or temperature dependent behavior in friction drives.
Another field of primary interest is the non-stationary behavior of many systems with elastomer friction. Modeling of run-in behavior and the role of prior history of a friction contact on its actual behavior have become hot topics in fundamental research on contact mechanics and elastomer friction.
Contributions concentrating on computational aspects and contributions focused on experimental techniques are equally appreciated. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorg Wallaschek
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- Tire/road friction
- Friction drives, ultrasonic motors
- Surface coatings
- Third Body layers
- Non-stationary friction behavior, run-in processes