This book offers an extensive range if illustrations which communicate the basic concepts of tribology in engineering better than text alone. All chapters include an extensive list of references and citations to facilitate further in-depth research and thorough navigation through particular subjects covered in each chapter.
* Includes newly devised end-of-chapter problems * Provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid non-specialists. * Gives a reader-friendly approach to the subject using a graphic illustrative method to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology.
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2 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LUBRICANTS
3 LUBRICANTS AND THEIR COMPOSITION
4 HYDRODYNAMIC LUBRICATION
5 COMPUTATIONAL HYDRODYNAMICS
6 HYDROSTATIC LUBRICATION
7 ELASTOHYDRODYNAMIC LUBRICATION
8 BOUNDARY AND EXTREME PRESSURE LUBRICATION
9 SOLID LUBRICATION AND SURFACE TREATMENTS
10 FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTACT BETWEEN SOLIDS
11 ABRASIVE, EROSIVE AND CAVITATION WEAR
12 ADHESION AND ADHESIVE WEAR
13 CORROSIVE AND OXIDATIVE WEAR
14 FATIGUE WEAR
15 FRETTING AND MINOR WEAR MECHANISMS
16 WEAR OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS
17 FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN TRIBOLOGY
Gwidon Stachowiak is a Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, specializing in tribology. His research interests include the development of methods for description of multiscale 3D surface topographies, tribocorrosion, and optimization of 3D surface textures for hydrodynamic contacts.
Batchelor, Andrew W
Andrew W. Batchelor has been involved in tribology for 30 years and has taught tribology at universities in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India. He has written books on topics relating to materials degradation, biomaterials and bioengineering.