The second edition of a bestseller, this book introduces tribology in a way that builds students’ knowledge and understanding. It includes expanded information on topics such as surface characterization as well as recent advances in the field. The book provides additional descriptions of common testing methods, including diagrams and surface texturing for enhanced lubrication, and more information on rolling element bearings. It also explores surface profile characterization and elastic plastic contact mechanics including wavy surface contact, rough surface contact models, friction and wear plowing models, and thermodynamic analysis of friction.
The State of Knowledge in Tribology.
Strength and Deformation Properties of Solids.
Adhesion and Cohesion Properties of Solids: Adsorption to Solids.
Contact of Nonconforming Surfaces and Temperature Rise on Sliding Surfaces.
Overview of Friction.
Lubrication Overview – Physical Aspect.
Lubrication Overview — Chemical Aspect.
Equations for Friction and Wear.
Designing for Wear Life and Frictional Performance: Wear Testing, Friction Testing, and Simulation.
Diagnosing Tribological Problems.
Characterization of Surfaces.
Surface Engineering and Processes.
Example of Tribological Systems.