4 February 2017

Call for papers: "Energy Aspects of Tribology for Sustainable Development"

For a special issue of the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development.

It is well known that by reducing the coefficient of friction in vehicles and various types of machinery, substantial amounts of energy can be saved. This directly reduces the production of heat waste through friction losses, where the primary tribological energy gains. These savings are well established, relatively large in most cases, and comparatively easy to measure or estimate. However, the role of tribology in energy saving is actually more than this. By improving the performance of lubricants, lubricating systems, materials, surface topographies and coatings, we can also reach secondary tribological energy gains. These include keeping the efficiency of machinery from deteriorating, improved wear life and reduced downtime, new energy efficient designs of machine components and manufacturing processes.
Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to inform colleagues in industry and academia about how energy aspects of tribology can be applied in order to improve human life in modern industry for sustainable development.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Adhesion and fatigue
  • Bearing design and technology
  • Computer modelling and simulation in tribology
  • Dry friction and wear
  • Eco and bio-tribology
  • Engine performance and emission
  • Fuels and additives
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Materials for tribology
  • Surface coatings and technology
  • Surface modifications
  • Surface topography
  • Tribology in manufacturing
  • Tribology of engine and powertrain
  • Tribology of renewable energy
  • Wear mode and mechanisms
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 October, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 December, 2017
Second notification: 31 March, 2018
Final versions due: 30 April 2018

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