DescriptionIntegrating very interesting results from the most important R & D project ever made in Germany, this book offers a basic understanding of tribological systems and the latest developments in reduction of wear and energy consumption by tribological measures.
This ready reference and handbook provides an analysis of the most important tribosystems using modern test equipment in laboratories and test fields, the latest results in material selection and wear protection by special coatings and surface engineering, as well as with lubrication and lubricants.
This result is a quick introduction for mechanical engineers and laboratory technicians who have to monitor and evaluate lubricants, as well as for plant maintenance personnel, engineers and chemists in the automotive and transportation industries and in all fields of mechanical manufacturing industries, researchers in the field of mechanical engineering, chemistry and material sciences.
Economic Importance of Tribology
FRICTION AND TRIBOSYSTEM ANALYSIS AND TESTING
Fundamentals of Friction
Machine Elements: Tribology of Sliding Bearings, Roller Bearings, Gear Teeth, Seals, Shock Absorbers, Machine Guide Ways, Wet Clutches
Machines: Tribology of Internal Combustion Gasoline and Diesel Engines, Industrial and Automotive Gears, Other Transmissions, Compressors, Turbines, Hydraulic Systems with Different Pump Types, Machine Tools for Cutting and Forming Processes
WEAR AND WEAR PROTECTION, MATERIAL SELECTION AND SURFACE ENGINEERING
Fundamentals of Wear
Wear Protection and Surface Engineering
Developing, Selection, Testing and Application of Special Coatings e.g. PVD or CVD Coatings for Gears, Bearings, Hydraulic Cylinders
Cutting and Forming Tools
LUBRICANTS AND LUBRICATION
Lubricant Families as Automotive Engine Oils and Gear Oils, Industrial Gear Oils, Compressor Oils Including Refrigerating Oils, Hydraulic Fluids, Turbine Oils, Lubricating Greases, Metalworking Fluids and Compounds (Cutting and Forming)
Lubricants in the Environment
“Although this book is generally of interest to mechanical engineers and surface scientists; it provides all researchers, graduate students, engineers, and chemists working in the field of tribiology with an easy-to-read and concise introduction to this fast-growing discipline.” (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 1 May 2013)