Special Issues

Lubricants runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Superlubricity: From Nanoscale to Macroscale
edited by Wei Cao and
submission deadline 23 Sep 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2338 | Submission Open
Keywords: structural superlubricity; hydration lubrication; boundary lubrication; ultra-low friction; size scaling; velocity dependence
Methods of Application of Cutting Fluids in Machining submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 9 articles | Viewed by 10117 | Submission Open
Keywords: cutting fluids; conventional flood cooling system; minimum quantity lubrication (MQL); minimum quantity cooling lubrication (MQCL); nanofluid applied with MQL (nanoMQL); biodegradable MQL; cryogenic cooling lubrication (CCL); high-pressure cooling (HPC); tool life and tool wear; cutting temperature; cutting force and power consumption; workpiece surface quality
Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7485 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear; nanoadditive; lubrication mechanism; synergetic effect; surface modification; structural regulation; material characterization
Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale
edited by Yang Wang and Wen Wang
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1426 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotribology; nanoscale wear; superlubricity; tribochemistry; interfacial bonding; surface adhesion; tribofilm; AFM/TEM; molecular dynamics; first principles
Science and Technology in Nanotribology submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1304 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotribology; microtribology; molecular tribology; friction; wear; lubrication; nanomechanics; nanomanufacturing; atomic force microscopy; molecular dynamics; 2D materials; semiconducting materials; hydrogels
Self-Lubricating 3D Printing Materials
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 241 | Submission Open
Keywords: additive manufacturing; self-lubricating; cladding; tribology; wear; high-temperature; 3D printing; structures
Advanced Polymeric and Colloidal Lubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 179 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; coating; materials; biomaterials; polymers; nanomaterials; electrolytes; interface science; lubricants; biolubrication; joints; cartilage; osteoarthritis; hydration; wear protection; drag reduction; sustainability; tribology
New Developments and Future Trends of Ionic Liquids as Lubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Oct 2023 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7963 | Submission Open
Keywords: ionic liquids; friction; wear; lubrication; additives; tribochemistry; biolubricants
Advances in Sustainable Cooling/Lubrication Techniques for Improving the Tribological Characteristics and Machining Performance submission deadline 20 Oct 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2739 | Submission Open
Keywords: cryogenic; MQL; NFMQL; hybrid cryoMQL; manufacturing processes (turning; milling; drilling; grinding; etc.); machining of difficult-to-cut materials (titanium alloy; superalloy; stainless steel; high-strength steel; etc.); machinability (cutting force; cutting temperature; tool wear; chip formation; chip morphology; etc.) and surface integrity (surface roughness; surface topography; surface defects; microstructural features; microhardness; work hardening; residual stresses; etc.); friction and wear; friction-reducing properties; wear-reduction capability; tribological characterisitcs (friction coefficient; wear volume; wear morphology; wear scar; etc.); wettability; tribological model; lubrication mechanism; water-based nanolubricant; oil-based nanolubricants; finite element analysis; modelling and simulation; machining simulation; energy efficiency; material characterization
Progress and Challenges in Lubrication: Green Tribology submission deadline 20 Oct 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 845 | Submission Open
Keywords: green tribology; nanoparticles in lubricants; biodegradability; monitoring of lubricants; waste cooking oil; biotribology
Tribological Behavior of Metal Coatings submission deadline 30 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 139 | Submission Open
Keywords: PVD coatings; CVD coatings; electroless coatings; plasma-deposited coatings; tribological behavior; hard coatings; wear mechanism; metallic coatings; tribological behavior; friction coefficient
Selected Papers from the K-TRIB2023 submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4086 | Submission Open
Keywords: fluid film lubrication; lubricants; additives; grease
Coatings and Lubrication in Extreme Environments
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2747 | Submission Open
Keywords: coatings; lubricants; surface and interface; tribology; friction and seizure; extreme operational environments
Self-Organization during Friction: Do We Know Enough about It? submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2097 | Submission Open
Keywords: self-organization; self-organized criticality; tribology; dissipative structure; complex system; nano-materials
State-of-the-Art of Tribology in North America
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 924 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricants; coatings; nanotribology; artificial intelligence; electric vehicles; manufacturing
Recent Advances in Automotive Powertrain Lubrication submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 500 | Submission Open
Keywords: automotive lubricants; engine oil; transmission oil; renewable lubricants; nano additives; oil degradation; oil condition monitoring; oil analysis
Advances in Tailor-Made Lubricants submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 274 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubrication theory; molecular dynamics simulations; experiments; tailor-made fluids; mineral oils; additives; surface energy; interfaces; wetting; contact line dynamics; wall slip; adsorption
Corrosion Behavior and Wear Properties of Friction Stir Welded/Processed Metals
edited by and Ali M. Nasiri
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 114 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction stir welding; corrosion behavior; characterization; post-weld treatments; lubricants and coolants
Skin Tribology
edited by Andrei Tudor and Andrei Calin
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 62 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction skin; mechanical properties; adhesion; mixed lubrication; cosmetic lubricants; tactile perception; skin amputation; finger grasp; stick– slip
Laser Surface Engineering for Tribology
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Nov 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4540 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; friction; lubricant; wear; erosion; tribo-corrosion; laser texture; laser cladding; laser modification
Friction and Wear at the Nanoscale submission deadline 1 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 96 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; wear; adhesion; atomic force microscope; molecular dynamics simulation; tribochemistry; mechanochemistry; superlubricity; interfacial mechanics; lubrication; nano-biotribology
Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Textured Surfaces
edited by
submission deadline 10 Nov 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2092 | Submission Open
Keywords: turbulent hydrodynamic lubrication; multi-objective optimization method; friction noise and wear; lubrication and cavitation mechanism; soft elastohydrodynamic lubrication; micro-hydrodynamic effect; hydrodynamic lubrication performance promotion; fluid– structure interaction; rotor-journal bearing system; mechanical seal; piston ring and cylinder liner system; cutting tool; textured surface bionic design; lubrication measurement methods; characteristic coefficient of liquid film
Condition Monitoring and Simulation Analysis of Bearings
edited by Zhiwei Wang, and
submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2503 | Submission Open
Keywords: bearing; signal processing; fault diagnosis; monitoring technology; modeling and simulation; tribological analysis; dynamics analysis; fault features
Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Tool Steels in Metal Forming and Machining submission deadline 20 Nov 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5496 | Submission Open
Keywords: tool steels; metal forming; machining; metal-working lubricants; wear of tool steels
Dynamics of Lubricated Interfaces
edited by and Zhenxing Wu
submission deadline 23 Nov 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6394 | Submission Open
Keywords: interface; tribology; wear; drag reduction; anti-wear material
Advances in Water-Based Nanolubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 9 articles | Viewed by 30544 | Submission Open
Keywords: water-based nanolubricant; nanoparticle; nanoadditive; surfactant; dispersion stability; lubrication mechanism; friction and wear; modelling; metal forming; metal machining; material characterisation
Water-Lubricated Bearings
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7787 | Submission Open
Keywords: water-lubricated bearing; lubrication regime; dynamic behaviors; tribological performances; rotor dynamics
Erosion-Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Characteristics of Hydraulic and Marine Structures
edited by Xingguo Feng, , and
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2791 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydraulic structures; marine structures; friction and wear; cavitation and erosion; corrosion and tribo-corrosion; damage monitoring; structural safety evaluation and prediction
Advances in Gear Tribology
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2591 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology and wear; gear transmission system; lubricants; efficiency of transmission; advance materials; numerical simulation; finite element analysis
Heat Dissipation and Electron Transport Phenomena in the Tribomechanical Systems with Conductive Lubricants submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1439 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; heat dissipation; viscosity index; thermal conductivity; electrical conductivity; contact mechanics; lubrication mechanism; wear; corrosion; wear mechanism; electrical signal; noise
Gas Lubrication and Dry Gas Seal
edited by , Kai Zhang, Tianwei Lai and Changlin Li
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1268 | Submission Open
Keywords: gas lubrication; dry gas seal; aerodynamic lubrication; aerostatic lubrication; gas bearings; hybrid bearing
Fretting Fatigue in Mechanical Joints submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1241 | Submission Open
Keywords: fretting involving press-fitted joints; fretting involving dovetail joints; fretting involving bolted joints; fretting involving any mechanical connection; experimental studies on fretting-affected joints; testing rigs reproducing fretting in mechanical joints; numerical models on fretting; analytical models on fretting; predictive models on fretting; effect of the environment on joints subjected to fretting; design strategies related to joints operating under fretting
Corrosion, Friction and Wear under Marine Environment: Advances in Manufacturing Processes
edited by Guido Di Bella
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 79 | Submission Open
Keywords: manufacturing; coatings; protection; lubrication; ageing; shipbuilding
Additive Manufacturing and Nano-Structured Surfaces in Tribology submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4297 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribo-fatigue; tribo-corrosion; wear process in additive manufacturing materials; wettability of AM functional structures; lubrication in additive manufacturing materials; tribological characterization of AM prosthesis; optimized textured surfaces; thermographic evaluation of wear process; friction; wear; surface roughness
Friction Assessment in Pavement Engineering
edited by
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1962 | Submission Open
Keywords: skid resistance; contaminants; measuring devices; prediction and classification; roads; runways; metro rails; electric vehicles
Advances in Plasma Surface Treatment and Modification
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 318 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; lubrication; wear; plasma surface engineering; coatings
Advances in Contact Mechanics
edited by , and Xiaoyu Ding
submission deadline 15 Dec 2023 | 9 articles | Viewed by 8487 | Submission Open
Keywords: rough contact mechanics; experimental methods in contact mechanics; modelling and numerical methods; real contact area; adhesion; visco-elastic-plastic contact; soft contact; heterogeneous materials; coatings; structured surface; complex geometry; friction and wear
Frictional and Wear Behaviors of Sliding Interfaces across Scales
edited by , and Peng Zhang
submission deadline 15 Dec 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3037 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; wear; tribology; (super)lubricity; anti-wear; lubricants; additives; modeling; simulation
Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring II
edited by
submission deadline 20 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 4097 | Submission Open
Keywords: acoustic emission; tribology; adhesive wear; abrasive wear; fatigue wear; tool wear; sliding friction; rolling friction; bearings; coatings; lubricants; condition monitoring; machine learning
Tribological Properties and Failure Prediction in Mechanical Elements submission deadline 20 Dec 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3815 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; mechanical elements; failure prediction
Fundamentals in Building Tribological Digital Twins of Machine Elements
edited by and
submission deadline 22 Dec 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3180 | Submission Open
Keywords: machine elements; bearings; seals; gears; hydrodynamic lubrication; EHL; mixed lubrication; roughness; digital twin; real-time measurement; data assimilation; life prediction
Advances in Biolubrication and Biomaterials
edited by
submission deadline 22 Dec 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1945 | Submission Open
Keywords: biolubrication; biolubricants; bioinspired lubricants; cartilage lubrication; artificial joints; osteoarthritis
Advances in Bearing Lubrication and Thermodynamics 2023
edited by , , Bei Yan and Fei Chen
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8776 | Submission Open
Keywords: bearing lubrication; bearing thermal analysis; dynamic modelling; lubricant flow simulation
Advances in Surface Engineering and Tribology submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 10 articles | Viewed by 7691 | Submission Open
Keywords: solid lubricants; smart tribological coating; surface treatment; wear phenomena; coatings; surface treatment; corrosion; nanotribology
Tribology Problems in Rotating Machinery
edited by Katia Lucchesi Cavalca, Tiago Henrique Machado and Gregory Bregion Daniel
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6281 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydrodynamic bearings; rolling bearings; foil bearing; bearing modelling; bearing power losses; friction reduction; bearing failure analysis; fault diagnosis; condition monitoring; rotating machinery
Tribology of Polymer-Based Composites
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3956 | Submission Open
Friction and Wear of Cutting Tools and Cutting Tool Materials
edited by Guoliang Liu, Chuanzhen Huang, Xiangyu Wang, Bin Zhao and Min Ji
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3289 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear; friction; lubricant; coating; micro-texture
Wear Behavior of Aluminum Matrix Composite submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3228 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear behavior; microstructure; aluminum matrix composite materials; wear surface analysis; worn surface and wear debris
Friction and Wear of Rolling-Element Bearings
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2210 | Submission Open
Keywords: EHL; friction heat; grease lubrication; contact mechanics; impact wear; abrasive wear; fatigue; superfinish; surfache texture; surface coating; tribo-chemistry and tribo-corrosion; optical EHL experiments; vibration and acoustic problems
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