Special Issue "Surface Topography and Friction Studies"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion, Wear and Erosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 378

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland
Interests: tribology; wear testing; surface engineering; surface characterization; wear surface measurements; CAD systems
Department of Automotive Vehicle Service, Silesian University of Technology, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Interests: welding; joining; brazing; soldering; cutting; overlay welding; surfacing; cladding; thermal spraying; resistance welding; solid state welding; welding with micro-jet cooling
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Department of Logistics and Transport Technology, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Krasińskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Interests: welding technology; materials structure; coatings; new materials, micro-jet cooling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Surface topography is an important parameter in tribological research and more. The condition of the surface (e.g., roughness) depends on the technology of its execution and the operating conditions in which it works. In recent years, a number of technologies have been improved that allow the creation of coatings that increase resistance to abrasive and erosive wear. These can be CVD and PVD coatings, padding welds with microjet technology or laser surface modification technologies. During the sliding contact of surfaces, they wear and tear off particles. Therefore, an important aspect of friction testing is also the characterization of particles emitted into the atmosphere. It is an increasingly recognized aspect of tribological research that may affect the quality of our environment. This Special Issue focuses on the broadly understood aspects of surface topography in relation to (but not limited to) tribological and erosive research.

In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to

  • Study of surface topography;
  • Tribological coatings;
  • Surface erosion;
  • Analysis of airborne wear particles;
  • Surfaces after welding processes.

Dr. Wojciech Tarasiuk
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Węgrzyn
Prof. Dr. Bożena Szczucka-Lasota
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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