Mechanical Tribology: Materials, Characterization, and Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mechanical Tribology

Materials, Characterization, and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by George E. Totten, Hong Liang

CRC Press

508 pages

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Hardback: 9780824748739
pub: 2004-04-22

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Studying the morphology, defects, and wear behavior of a variety of material surfaces, Mechanical Tribology examines popular and emerging surface characterization techniques for assessment of the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of various modified surfaces, thin films, and coatings.

Its chapters explore a wide range of tribological applications while promoting reduced component deterioration and improved efficiency and reliability of mechanical systems. The book includes extensive coverage of critical technologies that are usually absent in other references on the subject, delving into procedures affecting metal cutting and forming, physicochemical issues involved in the design of fiber finishes, and recent progress in biotribological research. It provides strategies to characterize the friction and wear properties of tribological systems and procedures to assess the quality and lifetime of ceramic materials. It also outlines methods to avoid scuffing and seizure in machine operations and novel techniques to prevent oil from spreading and creeping in lubricating applications.

Mechanical Tribology is a practical guide for mechanical, industrial, chemical, process, design, and process engineers, materials scientists, and tribologists in the selection of materials, surface treatments, coatings, and environments best suited for a particular industrial application.


"Editors Totten and Liang have done a commendable job of combining surface characterization techniques as it applies to tribology of various classes of materials and applications . . . The book is of excellent quality and will be of value to practicing engineers and researchers."

– In JOM, February 2007

Table of Contents

Part One: Material and Tribological Characterization

Surface Characterization of Materials; P.J. Pigram, N. Brack, and P.D. Hodgson

Surface Characterization Techniques: An Overview; K. Miyoshi

Mechanical Behavior of Plastics: Surface Properties and Tribology; N.K. Myshkin and M.I. Petrokovets

Visualization and Characterization of Bulk and Surface Morphology by Microthermal Analysis and Atomic Force Microscopy; S. Edwards, N.D. Tran, M. Provatas, N.R. Choudhury and N. Dutta

Macromechanics and Micromechanics of Ceramics; B. Ben-Nissan, G. Pezzotti, and W.H. Müller

Scuffing and Seizure: Characterization and Investigation; T. Burakowski, M. Szczerek, and W. Tuszynski

Wear Mapping and Wear Characterization Methodology Characterization Methodology; Christina Y. H. Lim and S. C. Lim

Measuring Technique and Characteristics of Thin Film Lubrication at Nanoscale; Jianbin Luo and Shizhu Wen

Part Two Application Tribology

Tribology of Metal Cutting; V.P. Astakhov

Tribology in Metal Forming; E. van der Heide and D.J. Schipper

Tribology in Textile Manufacturing and Use; S. Michielsen

Biotribology; H. Liang and B. Shi

Biocompatible Metals and Alloys: Properties and Degradation Phenomena in Biological Environments; Alexia W. E. Hodgson, S. Virtanen, and H. Wabusseg

Epilamization/Barrier Films; Z. Rymuza


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