Advances in Research on the Tribological Behavior of Steels in Lubricated and Unlubricated Contacts
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 6270
Interests: materials characterization; wear and friction; lubrication; bio-lubricants
Steel plays a key role in contemporary societies, and it is very difficult to imagine life today without this material. Its excellent resistance, plasticity, and versatility make it a unique material for many applications such as in railways, construction, household appliances, machinery, and industrial tools, to name a few.
Extending the useful life of mechanical components by controlling wear has become a very important tool for reducing production costs in industries. In the same way, the reduction in friction generated in any machinery means significant savings in energy consumption. Following such needs, research in tribology has been directed toward different areas of action, focusing on multidisciplinary disciplines such as coatings and surface treatments, wear analysis, and the design of new highly wear-resistant materials. The formulation and evaluation of new lubricants to reduce the friction and wear of steel contacts continue to increase since this represents a more environmentally friendly direction.
With this Special Issue, we seek to provide a series of articles on a wide variety of aspects related to the tribology of steels. The purpose is to exhibit recent advances in the characterization and evaluation of new technologies or techniques for the improvement of friction and wear behavior of steel materials. It is hoped that this open access Special Issue will provide a place for anyone wanting to familiarize themselves with the current state-of-the-art of tribological behavior of steels. Original research articles and short communications on the characterization and evaluation of new technologies applied to steels for the enhancement of their tribological performance are welcome.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Karla Judith Moreno
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- Wear resistance
- Dry contacts
- Lubricating regimes
- Surface treatments