Special Issues

Lubricants publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Tribological Study in Rolling Bearing
edited by He Liang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7655 | Submission Open
Keywords: rolling bearings; EHL; film forming; lubricants; fluid mechanics; extreme working conditions and special environments
Lubricant Additives and Ash: Do We Know Enough? submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2959 | Submission Open
Keywords: wear; lubricant; ash; anti-wear additive; detergents; over-based additives; ionic liquid lubricants; low-ash; ashless; catalyst poisoning
Advances in Molecular Rheology and Tribology
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1910 | Submission Open
Keywords: rheology; tribology; lubricant viscosity; normal stress difference; molecular simulations; mineral lubricants; ionic lubricants; water-based lubricants; green lubricants; lubricant additives; lubricant surface tension; hydration lubrication; biolubricants; surface engineering; boundary lubrication; elastohydrodynamic lubrication; hydrodynamic lubrication
Advances in Mixed Lubrication
edited by and Qin Dong
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1033 | Submission Open
Keywords: mixed lubrication; friction; wear; fluid mechanics; contact mechanics; multiphysics modeling; surface texturing; surface roughness; low-friction design; tribological properties
Thermophysical and Tribological Characterization of Additivated Lubricants with Nanoparticles
edited by and Khodor Nasser
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 720 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanoparticles; additives; lubricant; viscosity; density; friction; wear
Tribological and Mechanical Characteristics of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites and Their Applications
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 575 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribological characteristics; mechanical characteristics; aluminum; metal matrix composites; application
Lubrication of Biomimetic Surfaces
edited by Xiaolei Wang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 90 | Submission Open
Keywords: biomimetic; surface texture; friction; wear; lubrication; adhesion
Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films: Recent Progress and Future Trends
edited by Jongkuk Kim, and Jae-Il Kim
submission deadline 30 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 49 | Submission Open
Keywords: diamond-like carbon (DLC); coating system; tribo-corrosion; elementally modified DLC; structurally controlled DLC; functional durable coating; future application
New Conceptions in Bearing Lubrication and Temperature Monitoring
edited by , and Pan Zhang
submission deadline 1 Dec 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1268 | Submission Open
Keywords: bearing lubrication; bearing thermal analysis; dynamic modelling; lubricant flow simulation
Tribology of Nanocomposites 2024
edited by
submission deadline 15 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 563 | Submission Open
Keywords: advancement in nanocomposites for improved tribological behaviour; techniques for tribological measurements; machine learning for the diagnostics of friction; wear; and lubrication
Recent Advances in High Temperature Tribology submission deadline 20 Dec 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 8949 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; high temperature lubricant; wear; solid lubricant; simulation and modeling; metal forming; high temperature alloys and ceramics
Tackling Emissions from the Internal Combustion Engine: Advances in Piston/Bore Tribology submission deadline 20 Dec 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2378 | Submission Open
Keywords: internal combustion engine; piston/bore tribology; emissions; piston ring pack; cylinder bore honing; thermal spray coatings; low friction coatings; APS; PTWA; TWAS
Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale
edited by Yang Wang and Wen Wang
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5587 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotribology; nanoscale wear; superlubricity; tribochemistry; interfacial bonding; surface adhesion; tribofilm; AFM/TEM; molecular dynamics; first principles
Tribological Research on Transmission Systems
edited by Qingbing Dong, and Bo Zhao
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1830 | Submission Open
Keywords: mechanical transmission; tribology; lubrication; friction; wear; fatigue; fracture; competing failure; life prediction; fault diagnosis
Aerospace Tribology
edited by Jimin Xu and Yulei Yang
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 645 | Submission Open
Keywords: aerospace; bearings; seals; blade tenon joints; high temperature; cryogenic; extreme situations; coatings; surface texturing; tribometers
Tribological Properties of Biolubricants
edited by Xin Cui, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 501 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribological properties; biolubricant; nano-enhancer; preparation; fatty acid; viscosity; surface tension; extreme conditions; sustainable manufacturing
Tribology in Vehicles submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 304 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear; lubrication; tire-road contacts; wheel-rail systems; braking systems; novel frictional surfaces; bio-inspired design; braking emission; frictional noise and vibration
Tribology of Electric Vehicles
edited by Peter M. Lee and Carlos Sanchez
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 134 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; electric vehicles; EV fluids; rheology
Synthetic Greases and Oils
edited by Renguo Lu and Koji Takiwatari
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 86 | Submission Open
Keywords: synthetic lubricant; grease; oil; high performance; fluid structure interaction; friction and wear; lubrication; rheology; tribochemistry; adsorption; surface anylysis
Frictional Behavior and Wear Performance of Cast Irons, 2nd Edition
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 84 | Submission Open
Keywords: cast iron; wear; friction; tribology; heat treatment; coatings; surface treatment; lubrication; microstructure
Friction and Wear Properties of Composite Coatings in Air and Water
edited by Qianzhi Wang and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 66 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubrication; anti-friction; wear-resistant; composite coatings; tribochemistry; water-based lubricants
Recent Advances in Lubricated Tribological Contacts
edited by Marcus Björling and Deepak K. Prajapati
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 549 | Submission Open
Keywords: lubricated tribological contacts; rough contact mechanics; coatings; tribology; lubrication
Recent Advances in Electric Tribology
edited by Wei Cao
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 124 | Submission Open
Keywords: electric structure; electrostatics; electric field; quantum friction; electric dissipation
Magnetic Fluid Lubrication Technology
edited by Wei Huang and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 112 | Submission Open
Keywords: magnetic fluid; lubircation; load carrying capacity; anti-migration; ball bearings
The Tribology of Rotor-Bearing Systems
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 71 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction; lubrication; abrasion; vibration noise; propulsion shafting; nonlinear dynamics
Superlubricity: Current Processes, Prevailing Challenges and Future Perspectives
edited by Qiang Ma
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 51 | Submission Open
Keywords: superlubricity; negligibly wear; lubrication mechanism; design strategy; industrial applications
Tribology in Manufacturing Engineering
edited by Zhengyi Jiang and
submission deadline 28 Feb 2025 | 1 articles | Viewed by 951 | Submission Open
Keywords: tribology; friction; wear; lubrication; eco-friendly lubricants; green manufacturing; contact mechanics; computational mechanics; modelling and simulation; metal working; metal forming; metal machining; metal fabrication; composite materials; micro/nano manufacturing; computer-aided design; computer-aided manufacturing
Fundamentals and Applications of Tribocorrosion submission deadline 28 Feb 2025 | Viewed by 34 | Submission Open
Keywords: corrosion; wear; tribocorrosion; coatings; surface modification techniques; testing protocols; degradation mechanisms
Tribological Properties of Sprayed Coatings
edited by Hao Lan, Hao Lin and Fengkun Li
submission deadline 28 Feb 2025 | Viewed by 29 | Submission Open
Keywords: thermal spray; cold spray; coating; tribological properties; wear resistance; wear mechanisms
Tribological Properties of Soft Materials
edited by Lu Xu, and Baogang Wang
submission deadline 31 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 23 | Submission Open
Keywords: soft materials; tribological properties; liquids and liquid dispersions; gels and greases; lubrication mechanisms; tribochemical reactions; lubrication control
Tribological Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Materials
edited by Takashi Murakami
submission deadline 30 Apr 2025 | Viewed by 39 | Submission Open
Keywords: friction and wear; spark plasma sintering; powder metallurgy; metal; ceramics; alloy; intermetallics; resin; composite; tribological mechanisms
Gas Lubricated Bearings
edited by Dongjiang Han, Fangcheng Xu, Wenjun Li and
submission deadline 31 May 2025 | Viewed by 177 | Submission Open
Keywords: gas foil bearing; aerostatic bearing; squeeze air film bearing; hydrostatic porous gas bearings; hybrid lubricated bearings; bearings lubricated by other gaseous fluids
New Horizons in Machine Learning Applications for Tribology
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2025 | Viewed by 54 | Submission Open
Keywords: machine learning; artificial intelligence; knowledge discovery in databases; data mining; metamodels; artificial neural networks; classification; regression; friction; lubrication; wear; rheology; machine elements; condition monitoring; composite materials; surface modifications; lubricants and additives
Surface Modification and Strengthening of Metals and Alloys
edited by Gang Li
submission deadline 5 Aug 2025 | Viewed by 318 | Submission Open
Keywords: metal material; alloys; surface strengthening; coating; friction and wear; fatigue performance; microstructure
Tribology of Cycloidal Reducers: Enhancing Efficiency, Durability and Reliability through Experimental and Numerical Methods submission deadline 30 Sep 2025 | Viewed by 105 | Submission Open
Keywords: cycloidal speed reducers; efficiency; wear; durability; reliability; thermal stability; numerical analysis; FEM; CFD; experimental investigation
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