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Tribology for Engineers

Book Description

Tribology for engineers discusses recent research and applications of principles of friction, wear and lubrication, and provides the fundamentals and advances in tribology for modern industry. The book examines tribology with special emphasis on surface topography, wear of materials and lubrication, and includes dedicated coverage on the fundamentals of micro and nanotribology. The book serves as a valuable reference for academics, tribology and materials researchers, mechanical, physics and materials engineers and professionals in related industries with tribology.

  • Edited and written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected researchers in the field
  • Examines recent research and applications of friction, wear and lubrication
  • Highlights advances and future trends in the industry

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. List of figures
  7. List of tables
  8. About the contributors
  9. Chapter 1: Surface topography
    1. Abstract:
    2. 1.1 Introduction
    3. 1.2 Characteristics of surface layers
    4. 1.3 Roughness parameters
    5. 1.4 Statistical aspects
    6. 1.5 Multiscale characterization of surface topography
    7. 1.6 Surface roughness measurement
    8. 1.7 Advanced techniques for surface topography evaluation
    9. 1.8 Summary
  10. Chapter 2: Friction and wear
    1. Abstract:
    2. 2.1 Friction
    3. 2.2 Wear
  11. Chapter 3: Lubrication and roughness
    1. Abstract:
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Lubricants
    4. 3.3 Regimes of lubrication
    5. 3.4 Reynolds’ equation
    6. 3.5 Applications of hydrodynamic lubrication theory
    7. 3.6 Hydrodynamic lubrication of roughened surfaces
    8. 3.7 Nomenclature
    9. 3.8 Subscripts
    10. 3.9 Acknowledgement
  12. Chapter 4: Micro/nano tribology
    1. Abstract:
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Experimental investigation
    4. 4.3 Theoretical investigation
    5. 4.4 Summary
    6. 4.5 Note
  13. Chapter 5: Tribology in manufacturing
    1. Abstract:
    2. 5.1 Friction in manufacturing
    3. 5.2 Lubrication to control friction in manufacturing
    4. 5.3 Solid lubrication
    5. 5.4 Tribology of rolling
    6. 5.5 Tribology of drawing
    7. 5.6 Tribology of extrusion
    8. 5.7 Tribology of forging
    9. 5.8 Tribology of sheet metalworking
    10. 5.9 Conclusions
  14. Chapter 6: Bio and medical tribology
    1. Abstract:
    2. 6.1 Bio-tribology
    3. 6.2 Basic concepts of anatomy and physiology of hip and knee joints
    4. 6.3 Brief history of hip and knee prostheses
    5. 6.4 Biomaterials used in hip and knee prostheses
    6. 6.5 Wear of biomaterials
    7. 6.6 Wear evaluation
    8. 6.7 Biological effects of wear
    9. 6.8 Acknowledgements
  15. Index