Coatings: Status, State of the Art Manufacture, Applications and Future Trends

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology".

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Interests: surface engineering; shape memory alloys; condition monitoring; wear; lubricants

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, industry and medical use of coatings has grown exponentially. This growth has been accompanied by an increase in the complexity and variety of the coatings, to meet diverse demands. Different manufacturing techniques and processes have been developed to produce coatings of a varied nature to meet the requirements of the gamut of operating regimes, such as ceramic coatings, to provide thermal protection in automotive components. The high-temperature operating regime of the reciprocating engine, a result of the protection of its metal components by the ceramic coatings, enables efficient operation of the vehicle and leads to a reduction in emissions. The coatings can also provide friction-reducing surfaces in the sliding partners, such as piston groups and cylinder liners in the reciprocating engine of the vehicles. Ceramic coatings find myriad applications in a variety of medical interventions such as orthopaedics and dentistry.

Thermal barrier coatings in general provide, for example, protection of components of spacecraft operating in high-temperature environments, as well as protection for components operating in harsh environments leading to their corrosion or oxidation. This protection leads to efficient operation of vehicles as well as component life extension.

Solid lubricant coatings exhibit desirable tribological operating properties such as anti-friction behaviour under normal or extreme environmental operating conditions, including extremely high loads, high speeds, high temperature, and vacuum, as often encountered in space. Diamond-like carbon coatings provide a high level of lubricity, and their application in automotive components can lead to a large improvement in fuel efficiency, a reduction in emissions, and a significant component life extension.

This Issue seeks papers including, but not limited to, studies on the following coatings: ceramic coatings, thermal barrier coatings, solid lubricant coatings and diamond-like carbon coatings, discussed under one, or a combination, of the following headings:

  • Status
  • State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Techniques
  • Applications
  • Future trends
  • Theoretical Modelling and Prediction of Coatings Failure/Reliability and Experimental Validation Methods

Prof. Dr. Sylvester Abanteriba
Dr. Subir Ghosh
Dr. Chi Yang
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Keywords

  • diamond-like carbon coating;
  • lubricity;
  • harsh environment;
  • component life extension
  • Thermal barrier Coatings
  • Ceramics
  • Solid lubricants
  • Corrosion effects
  • Friction reducing
  • Biomedical applications of coatings

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Energy, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Thermal Barrier Application in Building Envelope Structures
by Daniel Kalús, Veronika Mučková and Daniel Koudelková
Coatings 2021, 11(12), 1538; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11121538 - 14 Dec 2021
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Thermal engineering requirements for building structures are becoming more and more strict. Thermal barriers (TBs) are energy-active elements integrated into the building structure in which a heat transfer medium (water or air) flows. A survey of the scientific literature on the subject points [...] Read more.
Thermal engineering requirements for building structures are becoming more and more strict. Thermal barriers (TBs) are energy-active elements integrated into the building structure in which a heat transfer medium (water or air) flows. A survey of the scientific literature on the subject points to the fact that this is a very topical and promising area of research and, so far, most studies on TBs are based on calculations, computer simulations and experimental measurements. Few studies have focused on the economic and environmental aspects of TB use. Following the research results presented by authors from all over the world, as well as our contributions in this scientific field that are described in a European patent, three utility models and scientific articles, in this study we have focused on the evaluation of the TB in terms of energy performance, economic efficiency and environmental friendliness by comparing the use of a classical envelope wall with the required thickness of thermal insulation meeting the normative requirements for thermal resistance R ((m2K)/W) and a perimeter wall with an integrated TB significantly eliminating the thermal insulation thickness. We evaluate the use of the thermal barrier using: economic indicator one, where we compare the cost of heat delivered to the TB in a structure with significantly eliminated thermal insulation and the saved cost of thermal insulation at the standard thickness; economic indicator two, where we compare the cost of heat delivered to the TB in a structure with significantly eliminated thermal insulation with the potential gain from the sale of the useful area of the building gained compared to the area at the normative thickness of thermal insulation; and economic indicator three, where we compare the cost of heat delivered to the TB in a structure with significantly eliminated thermal insulation with the cost of grey energy at the normative thickness of thermal insulation. Based on a parametric study based on theoretical assumptions, it can be concluded that the thermal barrier shows a very promising and efficient solution in terms of the evaluation of economic indicators one to three, which are even more significant if we use heat for the TB from renewable energy sources (RES) or waste heat. Full article
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