Tribosystem Analysis A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Wear Problems
Tribosystem Analysis: A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Wear Problems provides a systematic framework for conducting root cause analyses and categorizing various types of wear. Designed specifically for engineers without formal training in tribology, this book:
- Describes a number of direct and indirect methods for detecting and quantifying wear problems
- Surveys different microscopy techniques, including those for light optics, electron optics, and acoustic imaging
- Discusses the selection of wear and friction test methods, both standard and custom, identifying possible pitfalls for misuse
- Presents practical examples involving complex materials and environments, such as those with variable loads and operating conditions
- Uses universally accepted terminology to create consistency along with the potential to recognize similar problems and apply comparable solutions
Complete with checklists to ensure the right questions are asked during diagnosis, Tribosystem Analysis: A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Wear Problems offers pragmatic guidance for defining wear problems in the context of the materials and their surroundings.
What Is a Tribosystem? How Wear Problems Reveal Themselves. Types of Surface Damage and Wear. Tools for Imaging and Characterizing Worn Surfaces. The Tribosystem Analysis Form. Wear Problem Solving—The Next Steps.
"… an extremely methodical and comprehensive approach for addressing tribological issues. … an excellent reference."
—Donald Smolenski, Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc., Grosse Pointe, Michigan
"Peter Blau has the ability to take the sometimes hopelessly complex and sort it out into a very logical pattern that can be readily understood. This is another book of his that does that. … This book reviews the types of wear and various tools available to detect it and then elegantly describes an analysis regiment to make sense of the collected data. This is followed by several real-world problems that were resolved by the methodology."
—Robert M. Gresham, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
"The book concentrates on a clear, practical, comprehensive interpretation of how wear- or friction-related technical problems arise and what methods can be used to identify and observe wear. Blau is well known in the wear community, most recently as the coeditor of Wear, one of the leading journals in the field. The highlight of the book is the development of tribosystem analysis, an engineering approach used to interpret evidence of wear. In the engineering world, friction and wear are omnipresent problems that all engineers have to address. This book can be read by an engineer with an undergraduate or an associate’s degree and, preferably, a few years of experience. The book concentrates mostly on metals and less on brittle materials, such as glasses, ceramics, coatings, and polymers. Wear is obviously detrimental, but, from the point of view of material removal, it is an important manufacturing approach, for example in grinding, finishing, and polishing. Such intended material removal aspects are not included in the book. The references at the conclusion of each chapter, though not exhaustive, are an excellent starting point to delve further into the subject."
—CHOICE, January 2017