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Encyclopaedia of Tribology for Engineers (4 Volumes) (2 Volumes)

9781788359108

Contributors: Enrico Ciulli, Yanbao Guo, Kun Zhang, Wojciech Szczypinski-Sala, et al.

Publisher: Brigs Academics

£675


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About the Book

Volume 1: Whether a technical device or a living being?every system is made up of connected parts. These connections of various kinds?from simple supports to rivets, screws, glued connections, various types of bearings, wheels, and so on are the subject of a science named Tribology. Tribology is the multidisciplinary science of rubbing surfaces. It deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Tribology is associated with a wide range of scientific disciplines like reliability, materials science, and diagnostics. In high speed rotating machines such as turbines and generators, vibrations of a rotating shaft often hinder the smooth operation of the machine or even cause failure. Oil whip is one of such vibrations due to oil film action of journal bearing. The subjects of tribology are of great significance for engineers. Reduction of frictional losses will lead to an improvement in economy. This book covers all the fields of friction, wear and lubrication. It is intended to the development of the science of tribology and its applications, particularly focusing on the forefront of tribological science and that address the fundamentals of friction, lubrication, wear, or adhesion. Its mechanism and preventive method is explained. Furthermore, theoretical and experimental analyses are made for considering heat generation and temperature rise in hydrodynamic lubrication. The necessity of unifying science and technology related to friction, wear and lubrication was strongly recognized, and finally a new word ?tribology? was introduced as an interdisciplinary concept. In this book, some recent achievements in hydrodynamic lubrication and those in friction, wear and solid lubrication will be explained. From economical point of view wear is of the most important aspects of viability of an industrial enterprise. Mobile components in structures undergo wear and need to be replaced. New methods have to be developed for wear mitigation in PBMs. Several such methods are under investigation showing positive results: blending, application of magnetic fields, application of radiation, and creation of micro- and nano-composites such as metal filler in polymer matrix. The aim of this book is to compile information from a variety of experts and researchers in the fields of surface engineering, tribology with a particular emphasis on the interconnection between these two fields. Volume 2: In spite of its obvious importance, the subject of tribology has relatively low visibility in the engineering community and among the general public. Advances in bearing design, materials, and lubricants have been sought throughout human history and the focus has gradually shifted from ?mobility? in ancient era to ?durability? and now to ?efficiency?. The consensus is that more than 10% of energy used by the transportation, industrial and utilities sectors can be saved by new research and developments in tribology and lubrication. Tribology deals with multiple scales in both space and time domains and truly is interdisciplinary, involving mechanical engineering, materials science, and chemistry. A tribological interface is an extremely dynamic system with transient mechanical and thermal stress resulting in complex solid-solid and solid-liquid physicochemical interactions. These interactions depend on the surface material composition and mechanical properties as well as the lubricant viscosity and chemistry, and ultimately govern friction and wear behavior. This book is intended to cover the latest advances in tribology and lubrication research and development. The reach of tribology has expanded in diverse fields and tribology related research activities have seen immense growth during the last decade. This book presents state of the art of the recent advances in research pertaining to different aspects of tribology within the last several years. Different aspects of tribology that have been reviewed including lubrication, wear and surface engineering, biotribology, high temperature tribology, and computational tribology. This book attempts to highlight recent research and also presents future outlook pertaining to these aspects. It also contains new experimental and modeling results from nanoscale phenomena to real-world applications. Volume 3: The field of tribology had gained a significant prominence, i.e., it became clear that without advancements in tribology the technological progress would be limited. Friction is one of the important factors of energy loss in mechanical parts. Lubrication plays a very important role in the correct, continuous and economic movement. The lack of proper lubrication of machinery reduces the mechanical efficiency; additionally, it will result in excessive erosion and exhaustion. Movement between contacting surfaces ranges from macro to micro scales, from the movement of continental plates and glaciers to the locomotion of animals and insects. Surface topographies, lubricant layers, contaminants, operating conditions, and others control it, i.e., this movement depends on the tribological characteristics of a system. During the industrial revolution, with the introduction of trains and other machinery, the operating conditions at the contacting surfaces changed dramatically. The choice of suitable lubricant has a special effect on the performance of the machinery. It became critical to understand the lubrication mechanisms involved. This book compiles research and review articles that examine the state of the art in the science of friction, wear, and lubrication, identify emerging trends, and suggest future directions for developing fields. In manufacturing process, friction and wear result in the increase of energy consumption and the reduction in the life of mechanical parts. Therefore, how to reduce the friction and wear is an important issue, which needs to be studied urgently. The oil is a kind of traditional medium to reduce the friction and wear. However, with the development of mechanical manufacturing technology, high temperature and pressure during the friction process make the oil work not so well, which requires enhancing the lubrication characteristics of oil. The book presents an analysis of the state of the art in research into the effect of the composition of lubricants and additives of various origins on the friction of solids. It is highlighted that the combined application of additives with various structure, including those containing nanomaterials, is most effective from the viewpoint of lubricity. Projected benefits from these newer technologies are low levels of friction and wear, economy in the use of expensive hard metals, less pollution and toxicity hazards. In this book current developments into friction and wear control in materials processing are reviewed. This book is aimed to highlight the research and development carried out in the field of lubricating oil with additives for tribological applications. Volume 4: Tribology is the science of friction, wear and lubrication. In the major field of design and manufacturing of mechanical, production, automobile, and industrial engineering, typical and advance methodologies and processes are implemented for the best performance of product or machinery. Several developments of the last decades have the potential to change the future standing of tribology among other engineering sciences. Friction and wear affect all processes involved in the extraction of materials and their conversion into finished products. Physical contact between tool, die, clamp or any other device that contacts the processed material is the basic cause of wear. Excessive friction imposes limits on the efficiency of cutting tools, dies and other equipment. Wear is a severe problem in the extraction and primary processing of raw materials and even the conveyance of raw materials from mine site to refinery imposes additional problems of wear. Therefore research and development into means of controlling friction and wear in materials processing is actively pursued by many research groups. The tendencies of the world?s tribology development in the 21st century significantly change the subjects of tribological studies aimed at expanding on the molecular-level mechanisms of friction and wear and at creating tribological materials capable of serving under the most adverse external impact conditions. Although the tribology in the broadest sense has studied for so long all the facets of this complex subject have not yet been thoroughly examined and research in this field is going on all over the world. This book will focus on progress in understanding both the fundamental and applied aspects of wear and friction of materials. The book includes all aspects of materials science, surface science, applied physics and mechanical engineering which relate directly to the subjects of wear and friction. Moreover, it also covers investigations into contact mechanics, wear and damage processes, surface and coating engineering, and lubrication technology. This book is intended to be a valuable resource for researchers and engineers of different disciplines covering the latest results of their research.

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