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Principles and Applications of Tribology



Principles and Applications of Tribology

Bharat Bhushan

ISBN: 978-0-471-59407-9 March 1999 1040 Pages


A current and comprehensive treatment of tribology theory andapplications

A solid understanding of tribology is essential for engineers inmany fields working to design and ensure the reliability of machineparts and systems. Principles and Applications of Tribology is thefirst truly broad-based book on this vital subject. Moving frombasic theory to practice, it examines tribology from the integratedviewpoint of mechanical engineering, mechanics, and materialsscience. It offers detailed coverage of the mechanisms of materialwear, friction, and all of the major lubrication techniques--liquids, solids, and gases-- and examines a wide range of bothtraditional and state-of-the-art applications.

Based on the author's extensive research and teaching experience inthe areas of tribology, mechanics, and materials science for morethan thirty years, this book emphasizes a contemporary knowledge oftribology that includes the emerging field of micro/nanotribologyand various industrial applications, including cutting-edge topicssuch as magnetic information storage devices andmicroelectromechanical systems.

Principles and Applications of Tribology is invaluable formechanical, chemical, and materials engineers involved in productand process design, as well as graduate students and researchers inthese areas.
Structure and Properties of Solids.

Solid Surface Characterization.

Contact Between Solid Surfaces.



Interface Temperature of Sliding Surfaces.


Fluid Film Lubrication.

Boundary Lubrication and Lubricants.


Friction and Wear Screening Test Methods.

Bulk Materials, Coatings, and Surface Treatments forTribology.

Tribological Components and Applications.