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International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: “Energy-based Analysis of Wear: Advances and Future Trends”

Guest Editor: Prof. Hisham A. Abdel-Aal, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, USA

Tribo-systems are representative of many engineering devices that entrain relative motion between complying surfaces. Examples of such systems include bearings, brakes, metal removal operations, electrical contacts, etc. Although energy based investigation of wear originated in the early decades of the twentieth century, further development of the theories and investigation methods have witnessed subsequent considerable decline. The tribology literature, therefore, is rich with mechanical, continuum based studies but with a considerable lack of thermo-energetic oriented studies.

The past decade or so has witnessed a resurgence of energy-based analysis of wear and failure in tribo-sytems. This special issue of the IJMPT is dedicated to documenting the recent advances and future trends in this field of investigation.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Thermal analysis of sliding systems
  • High temperature-high flux tribological behaviour of materials
  • Thermodynamics of wear
  • Modelling of thermal behaviour of sliding systems
  • Computational methods applied to study of thermally dominated wear
  • Thermo-mechanical interaction in friction and wear
  • Advances in temperature measurements in sliding systems
  • Energy based analysis of lubricated contacts
  • Tribo-energetic aspects of wear in MEMS and NEMS
  • Tribo-energetic analysis of coating wear
  • Energy based analysis of fretting contacts

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full paper before: 1 February 2007

Notification of acceptance before: 15 March 2007

Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 30 April 2007