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Principles and Applications of Tribology

ISBN: 978-0-471-59407-9
1040 pages
March 1999
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A current and comprehensive treatment of tribology theory and applications

A solid understanding of tribology is essential for engineers in many fields working to design and ensure the reliability of machine parts and systems. Principles and Applications of Tribology is the first truly broad-based book on this vital subject. Moving from basic theory to practice, it examines tribology from the integrated viewpoint of mechanical engineering, mechanics, and materials science. It offers detailed coverage of the mechanisms of material wear, friction, and all of the major lubrication techniques-- liquids, solids, and gases-- and examines a wide range of both traditional and state-of-the-art applications.

Based on the author's extensive research and teaching experience in the areas of tribology, mechanics, and materials science for more than thirty years, this book emphasizes a contemporary knowledge of tribology that includes the emerging field of micro/nanotribology and various industrial applications, including cutting-edge topics such as magnetic information storage devices and microelectromechanical systems.

Principles and Applications of Tribology is invaluable for mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers involved in product and process design, as well as graduate students and researchers in these areas.
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Structure and Properties of Solids.

Solid Surface Characterization.

Contact Between Solid Surfaces.

Adhesion.

Friction.

Interface Temperature of Sliding Surfaces.

Wear.

Fluid Film Lubrication.

Boundary Lubrication and Lubricants.

Micro/Nanotribology.

Friction and Wear Screening Test Methods.

Bulk Materials, Coatings, and Surface Treatments for Tribology.

Tribological Components and Applications.

Problems.

Appendix.

Index.
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BHARAT BHUSHAN, PhD, DSc, is Ohio Eminent Scholar and Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he also serves as Director of the Computer Microtribology and Contamination Laboratory.
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