Special Issues

Lubricants publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building 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 on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 13439 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear; nanoadditive; lubrication mechanism; synergetic effect; surface modification; structural regulation; material characterization
Additives for Lubricating Oil and Grease: Mechanism, Properties and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 11532 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricant; grease; additive; tribology; antiwear; antioxidation; anticorrosion; dispersion
Friction Assessment in Pavement Engineering
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 9449 | Submission Open
Keywords: skid resistance; contaminants; measuring devices; prediction and classification; roads; runways; metro rails; electric vehicles
Wear Prediction in Aeroengine Rotor System
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 9018 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear mechanisms; wear law; wear prediction; aero-engine; rotor
Progress and Challenges in Lubrication: Green Tribology submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4168 | Submission Open
Keywords: green tribology; nanoparticles in lubricants; biodegradability; monitoring of lubricants; waste cooking oil; biotribology
Advanced Polymeric and Colloidal Lubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2483 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; coating; materials; biomaterials; polymers; nanomaterials; electrolytes; interface science; lubricants; biolubrication; joints; cartilage; osteoarthritis; hydration; wear protection; drag reduction; sustainability; tribology
Emission and Transport of Wear Particles
edited by , Yezhe Lyu, and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1927 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear mechanism; wear debris; airborne wear particles; wear particle transport; wear particle characterisation
Radiation Tolerant Lubricants
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1736 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricants; radiation effects; radiation-tolerant lubricants; greases; oils; radiation damage; dose; high-radiation areas; irradiation facilities
Tribology in Germany: Latest Research and Development
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1455 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; alternative fuels; biotribology; coatings; hydrogen; ice tribology; lubricants; nanotribology; simulation; superlubricity; water-containing fluids
Microstructure, Anti-wear Properties and Numerical Simulation of Lubricants, Volume II
edited by and
submission deadline 1 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2616 | Submission Open
Keywords: microstructure; wear and corrosion; simulation analysis; lubricant design; surface coating technology
Advances in Colloidal Lubricants and Interfacial Tribology
edited by Lu Xu, and Baogang Wang
submission deadline 1 May 2024 | Viewed by 301 | Submission Open
Keywords: colloidal lubricants; interfacial tribology; oil- and water-based lubricants; gels and greases; tribofilm; tribochemistry; lubrication mechanisms; lubrication control
Rheological Characteristics of Lubricants and Soft Tribo-Materials submission deadline 10 May 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6424 | Submission Open
Keywords: rheology; tribology; lubricants; viscosity; viscoelasticity; elastomers; soft solids; friction; wear
New Technologies to Improve Machining Performance from a Tribological Viewpoint submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3335 | Submission Open
Keywords: machining; tool wear; friction; cutting force; temperature; surface integrity; textured cutting tool; cutting fluid; MQL; cryogenic cooling; tool material; coating; cutting-edge geometry; tool geometry; chip flow
Surface Treatment Using Waterjet Technology and Tribological Applications
edited by Deng Li and Zhenlong Fang
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 181 | Submission Open
Keywords: surface roughness; surface peening; surface strengthening; polishing; waterjet; boundary lubrication; surface quality; residual stress; mechanical property; surface treatment; cavitation; gaussian or non-gaussian nature of the developed/created surfaces
Lubricating Protective Materials for the Worn Surface Modification of Metals
edited by and
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 87 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricating protective materials; surface modification; metals; friction and wear; additive; tribological mechanisms
Advances in Gear Tribology
edited by
submission deadline 17 May 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7020 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology and wear; gear transmission system; lubricants; efficiency of transmission; advance materials; numerical simulation; finite element analysis
Wear Mechanism Identification and State Prediction of Tribo-Parts
edited by Shuo Wang and Ying Du
submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1784 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear monitoring; wear mechanism identification; wear state prediction; tribological performance; friction and wear; engineering application
Advances in Water-Based Nanolubricants
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 42933 | Submission Open
Keywords: water-based nanolubricant; nanoparticle; nanoadditive; surfactant; dispersion stability; lubrication mechanism; friction and wear; modelling; metal forming; metal machining; material characterisation
Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Tool Steels in Metal Forming and Machining submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 9802 | Submission Open
Keywords: tool steels; metal forming; machining; metal-working lubricants; wear of tool steels
Recent Advances in Automotive Powertrain Lubrication submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5768 | Submission Open
Keywords: automotive lubricants; engine oil; transmission oil; renewable lubricants; nano additives; oil degradation; oil condition monitoring; oil analysis
Hydration Lubrication in Biomedical Applications
edited by Luyao Bao
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 583 | Submission Open
Keywords: articular cartilage; phosphorylcholine; hydration; friction; self-assembly; molecular dynamics simulations; multiscale model
Tribology in Road and Rail Vehicles submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 208 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear in EVs; lubrication in EVs; tire– road contacts; wheel– rail systems; braking systems; novel frictional surfaces; bio-inspired design; braking emission; frictional noise and vibration
2nd Edition of Multiscale Tribology of Solid Lubricants submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 130 | Submission Open
Keywords: polymer tribology; thin films; lamellar solids; mechanochemistry; nanotribology; superlubricity
Tribology of Metals and Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 112 | Submission Open
Keywords: metals; alloys; friction; wear; lubrication; microstructure; contact mechanics; lubricants; coatings; models
Gas Lubrication and Dry Gas Seal
edited by , Kai Zhang, Tianwei Lai and Changlin Li
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5196 | Submission Open
Keywords: gas lubrication; dry gas seal; aerodynamic lubrication; aerostatic lubrication; gas bearings; hybrid bearing
Applied Nanotribology, 3rd Edition
edited by , Seong Han Kim, and Yang Wang
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1829 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanowear; tribochemistry; interfacial adhesion; lubricants and additives; modeling and simulation; superlubricity at small scale; ultra-precision surface manufacturing; novel experimental and computational approaches for nanotribology
Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring II
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 6586 | 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
Wear in Additive Manufacturing
edited by Xiangjun Jiang and Zhen Chen
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 100 | Submission Open
Keywords: modeling and validation of wear in additive manufacturing; wear-resistant materials; coatings; or surface treatments produced through additive manufacturing; relationships between additive manufacturing materials; structures; and processing and their wear behaviors; wear testing methods in additive manufacturing; lubricant properties for wear in additive manufacturing
Tribology for Lightweighting submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 18228 | Submission Open
Keywords: Lightweight; Automotive contacts; Vehicle efficiency; E-mobility; Advanced high strength steels; Aluminium; Tribology in manufacturing processes  ; Novel lubricants; Surface integrity; Sustainability; Green tribology
Marine Tribology
edited by , and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6159 | Submission Open
Keywords: marine equipment; marine vessels; lubrication mechanism; water-lubricated bearing; intelligent lubricating management
Friction and Wear of Alloys
edited by , , Ping Zhang and Kai An
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4701 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear properties; wear mechanism; alloys; surface treatment technologies; lubrication conditions
Mechanical Tribology and Surface Technology
edited by Zhenpeng He
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2158 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubrication and sealing technology; tribology research; surface technology; roughness modeling; surface texture
State-of-the-Art of Tribology in North America
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1466 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricants; coatings; nanotribology; artificial intelligence; electric vehicles; manufacturing
Wear-Resistant Coatings and Film Materials
edited by Xuan Yin and Jianxun Xu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1281 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanolubrication; two-dimensional materials; functional polymer; quantum dot materials
Eco-Friendly Lubricating Additives
edited by Ke Li and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1119 | Submission Open
Keywords: eco-friendly lubrication; biodegradability; biocompatibility; friction modifiers; antiwear additives; extreme-pressure additives; antioxidants; pour point depressants; viscosity modifiers; corrosion inhibitors; emulsifiers; detergents; ashless additives; multifunctional additives; bio-based additives; nanoparticle additives
Wear Resistance and Lubrication Properties of Composites in Extreme Service Conditions submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1057 | Submission Open
Keywords: metal matrix composites; ceramic matrix composites; wear resistance; extreme service conditions; lubricating properties
Friction and Wear of Coatings/Films, 2nd Edition
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 137 | Submission Open
Keywords: coatings/films; lubricants; tribology; friction; wear; boundary lubrication; experiments and simulations
Tribological Properties of Coatings
edited by Jizhou Kong, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 136 | Submission Open
Keywords: surface coatings; preparation techniques; materials; microstructure; model simulation; tribological properties; wear surface analysis; wear mechanism
Advances in Sustainable Cooling/Lubrication Techniques for Improving the Tribological Characteristics and Machining Performance submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4547 | 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
Minimum Quantity Lubrication: Environmental Alternatives in Processing, 2nd Edition
edited by and Ibrahim Deiab
submission deadline 10 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 120 | Submission Open
Keywords: minimum quantity lubrication; sustainable machining; green machining; lubrication efficiency; friction reduction; environmentally friendly machining; alternative cooling technique
Preparation, Tribological Behavior, and Applications of Lubricant Additives
edited by Jincan Yan
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 669 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricant additives; preparation; triblogical behavior; application; surface and interface technology; friction; wear; lubrication; tribology
Tribology of Textured Surfaces
edited by Min Zou, and Robert “Drew” Fleming
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4346 | Submission Open
Keywords: textured surfaces; friction; wear; lubrication; contact mechanics; surface engineering; microfabrication; nanofabrication; surface design
Friction–Vibration Interactions
edited by Guo Xiang and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3588 | Submission Open
Keywords: interficial mechanics; friction-indcued vibration; tribo-dynamic; mechanical system; key components; numerical study; experimental study
2D Materials in Tribology
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2682 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; friction; wear; 2D materials; adsorption; adhesion; superlubricity; nanotribology
Friction and Wear of Ceramics
edited by Yanchun Zhou, Yongsheng Zhang and Hengzhong Fan
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 685 | Submission Open
Keywords: ceramics; ultra-high temperature ceramics; composites; friction; tribology; lubrication
Recent Advances in Biotribology submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 450 | Submission Open
Applied Tribology: Rotordynamics
edited by Junning Li, and Rufei Yu
submission deadline 25 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 884 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; rotordynamics; multibody system dynamics; bearing; rotor-bearing system
Comprehensive Progress in Mixed Lubrication
edited by Jordan (Shuangbiao) Liu
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 154 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubrication; mixed lubrication; friction; wear; micro-pitting; film-thickness measurement; scuffing; simulation; additives; tribo-chemistry
Advances in Ceramic-Based Lubricants
edited by Junjie Song and Yuan Fang
submission deadline 16 Sep 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 973 | Submission Open
Keywords: ceramic coating; ceramic matrix composites; liquid lubrication; solid lubrication; lubrication method; tribological properties; lubrication mechanism; friction wear mechanisms
Synthesis, Characterization and Tribological Investigation of Bio-Based Lubricants submission deadline 24 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2829 | Submission Open
Keywords: biomass valorization; bio-based lubricants; friction; tribology; wear
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