Wear Resistance and Lubrication Properties of Composites in Extreme Service Conditions

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 1161

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School of Material Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an, China
Interests: tribology and wear behavior of metals and metal matrix composites; processing engineering of advanced composites
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Shiyou University, Xi'an 710065, China
Interests: first principle in designing metal matrix composites; material corrosion prevention and strength prediction; preparation of new light alloy materials
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Interests: tribology and wear behavior of metal matrix composites; preparation of ceramic metal composites
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Dear Colleagues,

Wear and friction is a basic type of failure, which will lead to the loss of the original function of the parts and cause the equipment to become a possible safety hazard. As one of the three failure forms, wear is widely found in mechanical equipment of mining, energy, metallurgy, electric power, and other industries, causing a large number of economic losses. For the wear problem of equipment in extreme service conditions, in addition to optimizing its own structure, the wear resistance of the material itself is also very important. Composites have been used for a long time since they were smelted by human beings. Compared with other materials, composites have excellent comprehensive mechanical properties, wear resistance, low cost, simple smelting process and other advantages. They are widely used as various engineering structural materials, but also face the problem of wear in extreme service conditions. The aim of this Special Issue is to understand the basic principles of wear resistance and lubrication properties of composites in extreme service conditions. 

The scope of this Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts:

  • Theoretical and experimental research, knowledge and new ideas in anti-wear and lubrication mechanisms in extreme service conditions.
  • Recent developments and application in lubricating metal or ceramic matrix composites.
  • Self-lubricating composites produced by different processing or deposition methods.
  • Understanding the degradation mechanisms of composites in extreme service conditions.
  • Computer modeling, simulation to predict composites tribological properties, performance, durability and reliability in extreme service environments.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your article to this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your paper for the Special Issue “Wear resistance and lubrication properties of composites in extreme service conditions” of <MDPI Lubricants>.

Dr. Yiran Wang
Dr. Liang Sun
Dr. Wenyan Zhai
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • metal matrix composites
  • ceramic matrix composites
  • wear resistance
  • extreme service conditions
  • lubricating properties

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Tribological Properties of Cu-Based Self-Lubricating Materials Composed with Cu- or Ni-Plated Graphite
by Yiran Wang, Liujie Xu and Xiuqing Li
Lubricants 2023, 11(7), 271; https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants11070271 - 21 Jun 2023
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Cu-based self-lubricating materials can effectively adapt to complex natural environments and ensure consistency in materials used for switch transitions. These materials were tested through interface reinforcement research, improving their mechanical and tribological properties and providing a theoretical basis for new switch slide baseplate [...] Read more.
Cu-based self-lubricating materials can effectively adapt to complex natural environments and ensure consistency in materials used for switch transitions. These materials were tested through interface reinforcement research, improving their mechanical and tribological properties and providing a theoretical basis for new switch slide baseplate materials. Results showed that the coefficient of friction and wear weight loss of Cu-based self-lubricating materials decreased with an increase in graphite content after Cu and Ni plating on the graphite surface, reaching a minimum value at a graphite content of 6 wt.%. The coefficient of friction and wear weight loss of the Ni-plated material were reduced 11.1% and 85.6%, respectively, whereas the coefficient of friction and wear weight loss of Cu-plated materials were reduced 7.2% and 78.4%, respectively. Compared to Cu plating, Ni plating substantially enhanced the friction and wear performance of Cu-based self-lubricating materials. Cu and Ni plating increased the adhesion of the materials on the pin surface and the adhesive materials’ composition was consistent with the lubricating film, which changed the grinding mechanism between the pin and the disk. Ni plating had a stronger effect on the tribological performance of Cu-based self-lubricating materials than Cu plating. Full article
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