A significant, comprehensive and convenient reference on wear processes and prevention of damage. Sections include:
Solid Friction–introduction, basic theory, frictional heating calculations, lab testing methods for solid friction, measuring and modeling during metal forming.
Lubricants and Lubrication–liquid lubricants, lubrication regimes, lubricant additives and their functions, solid lubricants (grease), applications.
Wear–wear by particles or fluids, by rolling/sliding/impact, chemically-assisted wear, monitoring and diagnosis.
Laboratory Characterization Techniques–characterization of roughness and wear scar dimensions, microscopy, micromechanical properties, thermal/chemical/x-ray methods.
Systematic Diagnosis of Test Data–basic tribological parameters, design of experiments, presentation of data, concepts of reliability and failure modes.
Friction and Wear Components–bearings/gears/seals, transportation system components, industrial and mining machinery, medical and dental materials, electrical contacts, semiconductors.
Materials for Friction and Wear Applications–ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys, ceramics and composites, carbon-base materials and polymers.
Surface Treatments and Coatings–surface finishes and patterned surfaces, thermal spray coatings, electroplated coatings, PVD and CVD coatings, ion implantation, laser surface processing, carburizing, nitriding.