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Last October, The Managing Editor of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology (ILT) and myself were fortunate to attend the World Tribology Congress held in Washington, DC, USA.
It was especially pleasing to meet many of our authors whose contributions to ILT we have enjoyed in recent years. Of course, it was interesting as well to talk with those of you currently engaged in research and whose work may be published in ILT in the future.
What is clear both from the number and quality of papers presented is that tribology and lubrication are possibly being studied more today than at any time in the past. The obvious energy saving and environmental protection side of our field of activity are coming more to the fore. However, much valuable work is in evidence across the spectrum and we will try to continue to reflect a wide field of activities within the pages of ILT.
In this issue, we are pleased to publish five pieces of work.
Zhang continues his series of papers and this time presents a different aspect of elastohydrodynamic lubrication. Two papers are included describing work done at the Erciyes University in Turkey using neural networks in analysing bearing systems. Workers from Saudi Arabia describe investigations into how a well used coating technique is affected by corrosion while researchers at the Indian School of Mines present another aspect of their long-term study of condition monitoring techniques.
We hope you enjoy and are interested in the contents, but please remember, we are always happy to hear your views.