Engineers in industry will find useful advice on solving problems based on an understanding of basic wear mechanisms. Ways in which new materials can be tested in laboratories are also examined. This will all help successful application in real situations.
For research engineers and scientists in testing laboratories and universities, the Guide to Wear Problems and Testing for Industry provides practical guidance on the selection and operation of appropriate wear test methods for various materials and wear mechanisms.
- Solution of industrial wear problems
- Wear tests to simulate practical conditions
- Selecting the appropriate wear test
- Exaiminatin of worn services
- Recommended tests, operating conditions, and procedures
A major study, drawing on international experience of industrial wear problems and indepth testing in research laboratories, was carried out over four years to develop this publication. Support from the UK Department of Trade and Industry helped to fund this massive undertaking. The resulting information will benefit engineers worldwide.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK, have made a major input from their extensive experience of carrying out laboratory wear testing, co–ordinated by Dr. Mark Gee. Neale Consulting Engineers have added their worldwide experience of solving practical wear problems in industry, and have co–ordinated the links between theory and practice.
Series Editor′s Foreword.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Industrial Wear Problems.
Chapter 3. Wear Tests to Simulate Practical Conditions.
Chapter 4. A Guide to Wear Test Selection.
Chapter 5. A Guide to the Examinination of the Worn Surfaces.
Chapter 6. A Summary of the Approach to Wear Testing.
Appendix A. Description of Recommended Tests and Their Operating Conditions.
Appendix B. Recommended Detailed Test Procedures for the Various Tests.
Appendix C. Guide to Notation.
Appendix D. Bibliography for Further Reading.
Mark Gee, DPhil, MIM, MinstP is a principal research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, where he manages projects concerned with the development of an improved infrastructure for friction and wear testing in the UK.
The Tribology in Practice Series aims to be accessible and industry–relevant bringing the latest developments in tribological research, as well as established ideas and techniques, to bear on real engineering problems.