Advances in Tribology and LCA Applied to Thermal Machines
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 22153
Interests: internal combustion engine; exergo-environmental analysis; fluid simulation; lubrication; waste heat recovery system
Interests: internal combustion engine; exergo-environmental analysis; LCA; waste heat recovery system
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Throughout history, there has been a constant growth in the use of thermal machines to generate electrical energy and power. These thermal machines have different technical and operational characteristics; therefore, it has been necessary to develop advanced lubrication systems and fluids for these types of equipment. Similarly, there is a need to study the environmental impact of using advanced lubrication systems and other fluids applied to thermal machines, and the materials used in their manufacturing and operation. Previous descriptions prove the importance of environmental impact in the current designs of lubrication systems.
Despite the constant evolution of technology, there is a continuous loss of heat energy in thermal machines. For this reason, attempts to improve the thermal machine's performance by reducing wasted energy have been partially successful. Thermal machines have limitations in their thermal performance due to the physical laws that support their operation. For this reason, it is essential to develop efficient procedures to improve the effects of proper lubrication systems in these machines.
The current Special Issue concerns the latest developments of tribology and LCA applied to thermal machines. These developments also involve a rheology approach, a simulation of phenomena in lubrication systems, the development of new materials and manufacturing processes, and the life cycle assessment. This Issue is expected to generate new knowledge in this specific research field, with environmental impact strategies and improvements in design approaches for these important machines, which are used worldwide.
Prof. Dr. Jorge Duarte Forero
Prof. Dr. Guillermo Valencia Ochoa
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- Carbon footprint analysis
- Thermal machine
- Life Cycle Assessment