Special Issue "Friction and Wear of Materials Surfaces"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Andrzej Dzierwa
Guest Editor
Department of Manufacturing Processes and Production Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Powstancow Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: tribology; friction; wear; surface engineering; surface metrology; manufacturing processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The surface topography is one of the most important factors determining the quality of a surface layer. It defines a set of all overlapping irregularities of surface resulting from the machining processes and wear of materials. Irregularities of surface have varied dimensions, shapes and location. The quality of the surface has a significant impact on the operational properties of machine elements, which are expressed, among others, through: frictional conditions on contact surfaces, corrosion resistance, fatigue strength, contact stresses or tightness of joints. All mechanical, physical, chemical, and geometrical aspects of the surface contact affect the surface interactions and thereby also the tribological characteristics of the system.

A number of scientists studied the effect of surface topography and materials properties on the tribological performance of sliding elements. However accessible papers contain ambiguous and sometimes contradictory opinions about connections between values of surface topography parameters, materials properties and various tribological properties of sliding pairs. In addition a continuous development of measuring equipment makes possible more precision measurement and as a consequence makes possible extended analysis of phenomena taking part on surfaces in frictional contact.

Therefore the aim of this special issue is to collect high-quality research papers that focus on friction and wear of materials surfaces. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Andrzej Dzierwa
Guest Editor

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  • Friction 
  • Wear 
  • Tribology 
  • Surface topography 
  • Surface engineering 
  • Materials 
  • Surface metrology

Published Papers

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