Advances in Fuel-Lubricant Interactions
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 11923
The transition to low-carbon fuels and powertrains is well under way; however, to paraphrase an old saying, talk of the death of the internal combustion engine is greatly exaggerated. While we navigate the transition, there is still much to be learned about how fuels and lubricants interact in the variety of interfaces present in the modern internal combustion engine.
While the predominant role of the fuel is to provide energy and the lubricant to reduce energy losses, the two do not exist in complete isolation—the piston/cylinder system being a perfect example where the two functional fluids interact both physically and chemically. Is this necessarily bad though? Are there ways to engineer systems so that the two fluids are synergistic rather than antagonistic? How would we quantify or model such interactions and measure their effect?
To expand still further, in the future the “fuel” could well be electrons stored in a battery rather than molecules in a liquid fuel—what then for the role of the lubricant and its interaction with its new fuel partner?
There is still significant research going into the development of new lubricants and fuels for engines both big (e.g., power/marine) and small (e.g., passenger cars), and this Special Issue aims to shine a light on the latest research and development in this area, which will hopefully create a clear pathway to a low-carbon future.
Dr. Neal M. Morgan
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- Engine design
- Additive transfer
- Fuel dilution