A solid understanding of tribology is essential for engineers in many fields working to design and ensure the reliability of machine parts and systems. This Introduction to Tribology presents detailed coverage of the mechanisms of friction, material wear, and all major lubrication techniques–liquids, solids, and gases–along with traditional and state–of–the–art applications, as well as the latest material coverage of micro/nanotribology, MEMS, and magnetic surface storage applications.
The underlying theory and current applications of tribology are covered in an integrated treatment taken from a mechanical engineering, mechanics, and materials science point of view. This book′s straightforward presentation begins with the principles of tribology and prepares readers to understand the industrial applications of tribology. The principles of tribology and the emerging field of micro/nanotribology are then explored, and, finally, the author looks at tribological components and applications.
Complete with exercises and problems, Introduction to Tribology is invaluable to mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers in product and process design, as well as students in mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering and physics courses.
1.1 De.nition and History of Tribology.
1.2 Industrial Signi.cance of Tribology.
1.3 Origins and Signi.cance of Micro/Nanotribology.
1.4 Organization of the Book.
2 Solid Surface Characterization.
2.1 The Nature of Surfaces.
2.2 Physico–Chemical Characteristics of Surface Layers.
2.3 Analysis of Surface Roughness.
2.4 Measurement of Surface Roughness.
3 Contact between Solid Surfaces.
3.2 Analysis of the Contacts.
3.3 Measurement of the Real Area of Contact.
4.2 Solid–Solid Contact.
4.3 Liquid–Mediated Contact.
5.2 Solid–Solid Contact.
5.3 Liquid–Mediated Contact.
5.4 Friction of Materials.
6 Interface Temperature of Sliding Surfaces.
6.2 Thermal Analysis.
6.3 Interface Temperature Measurements.
7.2 Types of Wear Mechanisms.
7.3 Types of Particles Present in Wear Debris.
7.4 Wear of Materials.
8 Fluid Film Lubrication.
8.2 Regimes of Fluid Film Lubrication.
8.3 Viscous Flow and Reynolds Equation.
8.4 Hydrostatic Lubrication.
8.5 Hydrodynamic Lubrication.
8.6 Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication.
9 Boundary Lubrication and Lubricants.
9.2 Boundary Lubrication.
9.3 Liquid Lubricants.
10.2 SFA Studies.
10.4 Atomic–Scale Simulations.
11 Friction and Wear Screening Test Methods.
11.2 Design Methodology.
11.3 Typical Test Geometries.
12Tribological Components and Applications.
12.2 Common Tribological Components.
12.4 Material Processing.
12.5 Industrial Applications.
Appendix Units, Conversions, and Useful Relations.
A.1 Fundamental Constants.
A.2 Conversion of Units.
A.3 Useful Relations.