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18-01-2019 | Research Article Open Access

Prediction of wear loss quantities of ferro-alloy coating using different machine learning algorithms

In this study, experimental wear losses under different loads and sliding distances of AISI 1020 steel surfaces coated with (wt.%) 50FeCrC-20FeW-30FeB and 70FeCrC-30FeB powder mixtures by plasma transfer arc welding were determined. The dataset …

18-01-2019 | Research Article Open Access

Tribological properties of textured stator and PTFE-based material in travelling wave ultrasonic motors

This study fabricated textures on the stator surface of a traveling wave ultrasonic motor (USM) using laser and investigated the tribological behavior of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) composite friction material and stator. Initially, the …

09-01-2019 | Research Article Open Access

Interplay between microstructural evolution and tribo-chemistry during dry sliding of metals

Understanding the microstructural and tribo-chemical processes during tribological loading is of utmost importance to further improve the tribological behavior of metals. In this study, the friction, wear and tribo-chemical behavior of Ni with …

15-12-2018 | Research Article Open Access

Lubricating performances of graphene oxide and onion-like carbon as water-based lubricant additives for smooth and sand-blasted steel discs

Graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets and onion-like carbon (OLC) nanoparticles were synthesized from natural graphite powder and candle soot, respectively, and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The lubricating …

14-12-2018 | Research Article Open Access

Model of contact friction based on extreme value statistics

We propose a model based on extreme value statistics (EVS) and combine it with different models for single-asperity contact, including adhesive and elasto-plastic contacts, to derive a relation between the applied load and the friction force on a …

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Friction is a peer-reviewed international journal for the publication of theoretical and experimental research works related to the friction, lubrication and wear. Original, high quality research papers and review articles on all aspects of tribology are welcome, including, but are not limited to, a variety of topics, such as:

• Friction: Origin of friction, Friction theories, New phenomena of friction, Nano-friction, Ultra-low friction, Molecular friction, Ultra-high friction, Friction at high speed, Friction at high temperature or low temperature, Friction at solid/liquid interfaces, Bio-friction, Adhesion, etc.
• Lubrication: Superlubricity, Green lubricants, Nano-lubrication, Boundary lubrication, Thin film lubrication, Elastohydrodynamic lubrication, Mixed lubrication, New lubricants, New additives, Gas lubrication, Solid lubrication, etc.
• Wear: Wear materials, Wear mechanism, Wear models, Wear in severe conditions, Wear measurement, Wear monitoring, etc.
• Surface Engineering: Surface texturing, Molecular films, Surface coatings, Surface modification, Bionic surfaces, etc.
• Basic Sciences: Tribology system, Principles of tribology, Thermodynamics of tribo-systems, Micro-fluidics, Thermal stability of tribo-systems, etc.

Friction is an open access journal. It is published quarterly by Tsinghua University Press and Springer, and sponsored by the State Key Laboratory of Tribology (Tsinghua University) and the Chinese Tribology Institute.

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