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Wear-Corrosion Synergy

Call for Papers

In terms of industrial needs, such as applied research within the context of safety, durability, reliability, and sustainability, there has been a focus on multidisciplinary research that can provide design solutions in a global context.

The issue of corrosion (electrochemical reaction) is significant in terms of structural integrity within materials in almost all industrial applications. Similarly, dynamic systems and components that are in relative motion endure failure due to wear. The combined effects of corrosion and wear in interacting systems present challenges within the context of durability and lead to detrimental consequences. These consequences are usually in the form of down time, higher maintenance costs, and energy loss and, in some cases, end up in fatal accidents.

There existed latest developments in terms of investigating and understanding wear-corrosion synergistic effects on the reliability of interacting systems to mitigate premature failures and both experimental and modelling works have been published for the prediction and prognosis of either corrosion or wear. However, there is still a need for comprehensive design solutions applied to various environmental and operational conditions where both corrosion and wear are in action and pose challenges to the durability of systems, components, and mobile assets.

Recent emphasis on providing precision-based solutions through multidisciplinary research and approaches has been attracting significant attention. A multidiscipline-based approach provides both reliable and cost-effective design solutions for industrial applications.This special issue therefore invites latest research developments within the theme of wear-corrosion synergy to include the following indicative topics.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Surface engineering to include thin films and hard coatings, CVD, PVD, nanocoatings (DC/AC), MoCVD, and HVoF (plasma)
  • Surface texturing to include dimples and grooves
  • Corrosion: experimental techniques and research, modelling, and/or simulation
  • Tribocorrosion: experimental and modelling or both
  • Lubrication: friction modifiers such as ZDDP and/or MoDDP
  • Condition monitoring: remote and/or in situ, LPRs, MEMS, and NEMS

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 6 April 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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