Tribological Properties of Polymers and Their Composites and Blends

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 149

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: mechanical design; polymer; tribology; injection moulding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Even though polymers are widely used for commodity products, there are some technical components that still need to meet certain mechanical requirements. Among the most highly demanding requirements are those related to tribological properties.

Research conducted by different groups to understand the correlation between contact mechanics and the tribological behaviors of polymers and polymer composites by taking into account the surface forces and adhesion in the contact have yielded promising results, particularly in terms of self-lubrication behaviour enhancement, new tribological applications of polymers, sustainable development, and novel trends in tribological data analysis to generate predictive and optimization models.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for tribology and polymers experts to share their insights and knowledge, which could encourage further industrial applications of polymers.

  • self-lubrication
  • wear mechanisms in polymer blends
  • CoF modification
  • surface contact analysis
  • tribological applications of polymer blends
  • tribology–sustainability relationship
  • artificial intelligence applied to tribological data

Prof. Dr. Isabel Clavería Ambroj
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • self-lubrication
  • wear mechanisms in polymer blends
  • cof modification
  • surface contact analysis
  • tribological applications of polymer blends
  • relation tribology-sustainability
  • artificial intelligence applied to tribological data
  • wear mechanisms

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