Tribological Properties of Coatings

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 172

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College of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Interests: new energy materials; corrosion and protection of metal materials; super-hydrophobic structural materials; functional films
College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Interests: corrosion; corrosion protection; corrosion testing; coatings; surface mechanical treatment; functional surface rebuilding
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
Interests: process simulation; metal forming; material joining
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The application of coatings is widely considered as an efficient way to enable metals and alloys to prolong their tribological properties, such as the friction and wear resistance of contacting surfaces in relative motion. A large number of novel materials have been designed to develop tribologically compatible coatings with exceptional wear resistance and low friction. These coating materials can be classified into three types: epoxy-based coating, metal-based coatings, and ceramic-based coatings. Although notable studies have been carried out on the preparation and mechanical properties of coatings for anti-friction purposes, further new design, synthesis, simulation, and experimental techniques are required to significantly improve the tribological properties of coatings.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following concepts:

  • Recent developments and application in anti-friction coatings.
  • Friction and wear properties of coatings.
  • Theoretical and experimental research about tribological properties of coatings.
  • Modeling, simulation to predict tribological properties in various environments.
  • Tribo-corrosion characteristics of coatings in some corrosive fields.

We would like to invite you to submit your original scientific contributions (full paper, communication, or review article) to this Special Issue “Tribological Properties of Coatings” of Lubricants.

Dr. Jizhou Kong
Dr. Hongyu Wei
Dr. Joseph Domblesky
Guest Editors

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  • surface coatings
  • preparation techniques
  • materials
  • microstructure
  • model simulation
  • tribological properties
  • wear surface analysis
  • wear mechanism

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