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New Book on Industrial Tribology

Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Industrial Tribology: Tribosystems, Wear and Surface Engineering, Lubrication" to their offering.

Tribology is the science of friction, wear and lubrication. It is a fast growing discipline generating a lot of interest at universities, industrial and other research centers, and has produced promising new results over the past five years. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it requires efficient cooperation between mechanical engineers, materials scientists, chemists and chemical engineers, and even specialists in toxicology and environmental protection.

Integrating very interesting results from the most important R&D project ever made in Germany, this ready reference and handbook offers a basic understanding of tribological systems and the latest developments in reduction of wear and energy consumption by tribological measures. The result is 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.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction.
    • The Term Tribology.
    • Importance of Tribology.
    • History of Tribology.
  2. The Tribological System.
    • Tribological Surfaces.
    • Wetting of Solid Surfaces.
    • Tribo Contact Surfaces.
    • Tribological Loading.
  3. Friction.
    • Kinetic and Static Friction.
    • Coefficient of Friction.
    • Stick-Slip.
    • Sliding and Rolling Friction.
    • Friction Regimes: Friction and Lubrication Conditions.
    • Hydrodynamic and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication.
  4. Wear.
    • Wear Mechanisms.
    • Types of Wear.
    • Wear Parameters.
  5. Tribological Materials.
    • Basic Principles of Materials Science.
    • Metallic Materials.
    • Non-Metallic Inorganic Materials.
    • Organic Materials.
    • Composite Materials.
  6. Surface Engineering.
    • Introduction to Surface Engineering.
    • Processes of Surface Engineering.
  7. Lubricants.
    • Lubricants and their Market.
    • Mineral Base Oils.
    • Synthetic Base Oils.
    • Rheology of Lubricants.
    • Additives.
    • Lubricants for Internal Combustion Engines.
    • Gear Lubrication Oils.
    • Hydraulic Oils.
    • Turbine Oils.
    • Compressor Oils.
    • Metal-Working Fluids.
    • Lubricating Greases.
    • Solid Lubrication.
    • Laboratory Methods for Testing Lubricants.
    • Lubricants in the Environment.
    • Disposal of Used Lubricants.
  8. MechanicalDynamic Tribology and Testing Methods.
    • Introduction.
    • Tribological System Categories within MechanicalDynamic Tests.
    • Simple Tribological MechanicalDynamic Test Machines and Test Methods.
    • Tribology of the Gearbox, Transmission, and Transfer Case.
    • Tribology of Internal Combustion Engines.
    • Tribology of Hydraulic Pump and Circuit Design.
    • Interpretation and Precision of Tribological MechanicalDynamic Testing.


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