Special Issue "Materials Processing and Surface Engineering in Tribology"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023)

Special Issue Editor

School of materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, 263 Kaiyuan Road, Luo-Long District, Luoyang, Henan Province, China
Interests: wear, friction, and lubrication; surface engineering technology; electron microscopy and spectroscopy; research, development, and manufacturing of steel bearings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tribology is closely related to energy consumption, material loss and mechanical motion reliability in human daily life and industrial production. Friction consumes 1/3~1/2 of the world's primary energy, and wear causes about 80% of the failures in equipment parts. About 50% of equipment accidents occur due to lubrication failure and excessive wear. The surface and interface tribology effects have important, even decisive, impacts on the efficiency, accuracy, reliability, and life of equipment, seriously affecting the security and reliability of equipment in the fields of traditional mechanical processing, transportation, aerospace, marine, chemical, energy, biological, and medical instruments, etc.

This Special Issue aims to collect research papers, case studies, and topic reviews on basic frontiers of tribology and surface interface science, including the tribology of basic parts and surface engineering, tribology under extreme conditions, biological surface interface science, bionic tribology, smart tribological design and preparation of advanced wear-resistant coatings. We hope that the Special Issue will become a platform for the exchange of experiences and valuable observations for researchers in various fields and will also provide theoretical and technical support for the energy conservation, reliability and intelligence of motion interfaces.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and preparation technology of high-performance wear-resistant coatings;
  • Regulation of surface interface behavior and tribological properties in mechanical parts, systems and equipment;
  • Mechanical surface damage and protection under the coupling of force, heat, chemistry, electromagnetism and other factors;
  • Surface interface characteristics and control in biological and biomimetic mechanical systems;
  • Intelligent tribology: intelligent lubrication and damage self-repair, intelligent online monitoring, remote operation and maintenance, intelligent maintenance theory and technology;
  • Advanced surface strengthening and life extension technology: surface nanocrystallization, surface chemical heat treatment, surface texturation technology in wear.

Prof. Dr. Sanming Du
Guest Editor

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  • high-performance wear-resistant coatings
  • surface interface behavior
  • tribology under extreme conditions
  • bionic tribology
  • smart tribological
  • surface strengthening technology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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