Recent Advances in Experimental Tribology: Devices and Methods
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 6576
Interests: polymer tribology and sealing systems; vacuum tribology including lubricants, hard coatings and materials; material surface characterization and engineering; design of scientific equipment for tribology
The progresses made by technology in the last decades and the key challenges the human kind will have to face in various areas including the exploration of the space and other planets, the climate change, the advances of the medical technologies and so on, need a deeper understanding of material surfaces, interfaces and their complex mechanical and tribological behaviour. The special working conditions the materials are supposed to work, the temperature ranges from cryogenic to over thousands of degrees C, ultrahigh vacuum, extremely clean or harsh environments, is pushing the researchers to develop highly specialized custom devices and machines able to reproduce such conditions and perform experimental simulation of novel materials and lubricants under most relevant ambient conditions. Furthermore, new methods of studying complex physico-chemical processes at hidden mechanical interfaces using novel multidisciplinary approaches are being developed and applied.
Recently, such developments have been drawn continuously growing interest in the scientific sector. The current Special Issue is aimed at highlighting the latest development in such field to foster the knowledge exchange in between the scientific community, engineers and industrial stakeholders as well as at providing relevant state of the art for academy.
Dr. Marcello Conte
Dr. Roman Nevshupa
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- tribological device
- tribological methods
- vacuum triblogy
- environmental tribology
- high temperature tribology