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Tribology (friction & lubrication)

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Tribology Testing Replicating Real World Engineering Systems

Tribology Testing Replicating Real World Engineering Systems

Tribology Testing: Replicating Real World Engineering Systems explores the gap that exists between standard tests, procedures and the systems they are intended to reproduce. The author draws on decades of experience working in both commercial and academic tribological tests to provide proven techniques to successfully and efficiently bridge that gap. This is essential reading for any researcher or engineer who is working with the results of tribology tests, but it is also an ideal reference for anyone interested in increasing the efficiency of tribology research.

Failure Atlas for Hertz Contact Machine Elements

Failure Atlas for Hertz Contact Machine Elements

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Part I contains vital introductory material about each major failure class and gives perspective on the role of that failure in component performance. The author presents specific background on diagnosis by failure morphology, relevant literature, general concepts of failure classification, and distinguishing features. Part II offers more than 500 reference images accompanied by interpretive text. This comprehensive visual identification material provides the diagnostician with a ready comparison with observed failures. Each plate image carries a list of specimen and image data, plus descriptions of failure mode, image details, and failure cause.

Automotive Tribology

Automotive Tribology

Author: Jitendra Kumar Katiyar Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

This book presents a comprehensive study of all important aspects of tribology. It covers issues and their remedies adopted by researchers working on automobile systems. The book is broadly divided in to three sections, viz. (i) new materials for automotive applications, (ii) new lubricants for automotive applications, and (iii) impact of surface morphologies for automotive applications. The rationale for this division is to provide a comprehensive and categorical review of the developments in automotive tribology. The book covers tribological aspects of engines, and also discusses influence of new materials, such as natural fibers, metal foam materials, natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, carbon fiber/silicon nitride polymer composites and aluminium matrix composites. The book also looks at grease lubrication, effectiveness and sustainability of solid/liquid additives in lubrication, and usage of biolubricants. In the last section the book focuses on brake pad materials, shot peening method, surface texturing, magnetic rheological fluid for smart automobile brake and clutch systems, and application of tribology in automobile systems. This book will be of interest to students, researchers, and professionals from the automotive industry.

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 1

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 1

Author: Girma Biresaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Surfactants play a variety of critical roles in tribology. In addition to controlling friction and wear, they also allow for control of a wide range of properties of lubricants, such as emulsification/demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, and rust/corrosion prevention. This book explains recent advances in the role of surfactants within the purview of tribology, with an emphasis on product development. Includes Theoretical, Experimental, and Technological Advances Providing a unique exploration of the nexus between surfactants and tribology, this text represents the cumulative expertise of leading scientists and technologists engaged in the study of surfactants in variegated tribological phenomena. Organized thematically for easy reference, the volume covers- * Fundamentals of surfactants * Tribological aspects of micro- and nanodevices, including micro-patterns of two-dimensional asperity arrays, MEMS, NEMS, and magnetic recording devices * Self-assembled monolayers and ultra-thin films relevant to tribological phenomena, including aspects of organosilane monolayers, ultrathin self-assembled films, super-hydrophobic films, MoDTC/ZDDP tribofilms, and surfactant-coated copper nanoparticles * Polymeric and biobased surfactants, covering various tribological aspects related to polymeric gels, elastomers sliding against hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, agriculture-based amphiphiles, vegetable oils, and biobased greases * Surfactant adsorption and aggregation relevant to tribological phenomena, such as the design of surfactants for lubrication, aqueous non-ionic surfactant-based lubricants, adsorption and aggregation kinetics, surfactant and polymer nanostructures, a

Modeling and Analytical Methods in Tribology

Modeling and Analytical Methods in Tribology

Author: Ilya I. Kudish, Michael Judah Covitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Improving our understanding of friction, lubrication, and fatigue, Modeling and Analytical Methods in Tribology presents a fresh approach to tribology that links advances in applied mathematics with fundamental problems in tribology related to contact elasticity, fracture mechanics, and fluid film lubrication. The authors incorporate the classical tenets of tribology while providing new mathematical solutions that address various shortcomings in existing theories. From contact interactions to contact fatigue life, the book connects traditionally separate areas of tribology research to create a coherent modeling methodology that encompasses asymptotic and numerical techniques. The authors often demonstrate the efficacy of the models by comparing predictions to experimental data. In most cases, they derive equations from first principles. They also rigorously prove problem formulations and derive certain solution properties. Solutions to problems are presented using simple analytical formulas, graphs, and tables. In addition, the end-of-chapter exercises highlight points important for comprehending the material and mastering the appropriate skills. Unlocking the secrets that govern the physics of lubricated and dry contacts, this book helps tribologists on their quest to reduce friction, minimize wear, and extend the operating life of mechanical equipment. It provides a real-world industrial perspective so that readers can attain a practical understanding of the material.

Advances in Computational Methods in Manufacturing Select Papers from ICCMM 2019

Advances in Computational Methods in Manufacturing Select Papers from ICCMM 2019

Author: R. Ganesh Narayanan Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

This volume presents a selection of papers from the 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM 2019). The papers cover the recent advances in computational methods for simulating various manufacturing processes like machining, laser welding, laser bending, strip rolling, surface characterization and measurement. Articles in this volume discuss both the development of new methods and the application and efficacy of existing computational methods in manufacturing sector. This volume will be of interest to researchers in both industry and academia working on computational methods in manufacturing.

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 2

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 2

Author: Girma Biresaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

The premier symposium on Surfactants in Tribology, held in Seoul in 2006, was an enormously successful event that generated a high level of interest in the topic, leading to the publication of the first volume in this series in 2008. The tremendous response was echoed at the follow-up symposium in Berlin that same year, and leading researchers, many of whom participated in the second event, were invited to submit chapters for Surfactants in Tribology, Volume Two. Reflecting the cumulative wisdom of a contingent of researchers, this text explores all-new topics critical to the future of tribology. Topics discussed in this second volume include: Properties of silane, thio, phthalocyanine and phospholipid films, membranes, grafts, and SAMs on gold, silica, and graphite substrates Water/oil emulsions used as oil-well drilling fluids Properties of organized surfactant assemblies and aqueous solutions of alkyl polyglucosides Surfactants as demulsifiers in enhanced crude oil production from old wells Oil/water emulsions with biobased surfactants The synthesis of novel biobased materials Properties of biobased lubricants and surfactants Modeling and statistical predictive methods in the development of biobased lubricants The fundamentals of surface chemistry at tribological interfaces The role of surface science in magnetic recording tribology Antiwear and friction modifier compounds for automotive applications Surfactants as antimicrobial agents in lubricants Tribological phenomena are of significant importance in a host of industries ranging from simple products to high-tech devices. This volume and its predecessor reflect the sage contributions of a cadre of experts who report on current possibilities and future potential for harnessing sur

Compliant Mechanisms Design of Flexure Hinges

Compliant Mechanisms Design of Flexure Hinges

Author: Nicolae (University of Alaska Anchorage, USA) Lobontiu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Flexure hinges hold several advantages over classical rotation joints, including no friction losses, no need for lubrication, no hysteresis, compactness, capacity to be utilized in small-scale applications, ease of fabrication, virtually no assembly, and no required maintenance. Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges provides practical answers to the present and future needs of efficient design, analysis, and optimization of devices that incorporate flexure hinges. With a highly original approach the text: Discusses new and classical types of flexure hinges (single-, two- and multiple-axis) for two- and three-dimensional applications Addresses a wide range of industrial applications, including micro- and nano-scale mechanisms Quantifies flexibility, precision of rotation, sensitivity to parasitic loading, energy consumption, and stress limitations through closed-form compliance equations Offers a unitary presentation of individual flexure hinges as fully-compliant members by means of closed-form compliance (spring rates) equations Fully defines the lumped-parameter compliance, inertia and damping properties of flexure hinges Develops a finite element approach to compliant mechanisms by giving the elemental formulation of new flexure hinge line elements Incorporates more advanced topics dedicated to flexure hinges including large deformations, buckling, torsion, composite flexures, shape optimization and thermal effects Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges provides practical answers and directions to the needs of efficiently designing, analyzing, and optimizing devices that include flexure hinges. It contains ready-to-use plots and simple equations describing several flexure types for the professional that needs quick solutions to current applications. The book also provides self-contained, easy-to-apply mathematical tools that provide sufficient guidance for real-time problem solving of further applications.

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 3

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 3

Author: Girma Biresaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

The manufacture and use of almost every consumer and industrial product rely on application of advanced knowledge in surface science and tribology. These two disciplines are of critical importance in major economic sectors, such as mining, agriculture, manufacturing (including metals, plastics, wood, computers, MEMS, NEMS, appliances), construction, transportation, and medical instruments, transplants, and diagnostic devices. An up-to-date reference with contributions by experts in surface science and tribology, Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 3 discusses some of the underlying tribological and surface science issues relevant to many situations in diverse industries. The tradition of presenting new developments and research that began with the first volume in this groundbreaking series continues in the third volume. Comprising 19 chapters on various aspects of surfactants in tribology-including subjects not covered in previous volumes-this book is presented in four parts: Nanotribology and Polymeric Systems, Biobased and Environmentally Friendly Lubricants and Additives, Tribological Properties of Aqueous and Nonaqueous Systems, and Advanced Tribological Concepts. Topics include tribological properties of nanoparticles, biopolymer friction, environmentally friendly surface-active agents, biolubricants, aqueous mixed surfactant systems, and surfactants in motor oil, drilling fluids, and in electrowetting for MEMS and NEMS. The information in this volume provides a cutting-edge reference connecting the fields of surfactants and tribology as a way forward to novel, enhanced methods of controlling lubrication, friction, and wear. Written by a global team of established authorities, this book reflects the latest developments, highlighting the relevance of surfactants in tribological phenomena in a broad range of industries. It provides a valuable resource for readers working in or entering the fields of

Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Revised and Expanded

Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Revised and Expanded

Author: Raymond G. Bayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2019

Written by a tribological expert with more than thirty years of experience in the field, Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Second Edition compiles an extensive range of graphs, tables, micrographs, and drawings to illustrate wear, friction, and lubrication behavior in modern engineering applications. The author promotes a clear understanding of wear testing methodologies for avoidance and resolution of deterioration and weakening in specific engineering designs. Comprehensively describes more than 20 different phenomenological wear tests and over 10 operational wear tests

Mechanical Tribology Materials, Characterization, and Applications

Mechanical Tribology Materials, Characterization, and Applications

Author: George E. Totten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2019

Studying the morphology, defects, and wear behavior of a variety of material surfaces, Mechanical Tribology examines popular and emerging surface characterization techniques for assessment of the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of various modified surfaces, thin films, and coatings. Its chapters explore a wide range of tribological applications while promoting reduced component deterioration and improved efficiency and reliability of mechanical systems. The book includes extensive coverage of critical technologies that are usually absent in other references on the subject, delving into procedures affecting metal cutting and forming, physicochemical issues involved in the design of fiber finishes, and recent progress in biotribological research. It provides strategies to characterize the friction and wear properties of tribological systems and procedures to assess the quality and lifetime of ceramic materials. It also outlines methods to avoid scuffing and seizure in machine operations and novel techniques to prevent oil from spreading and creeping in lubricating applications. Mechanical Tribology is a practical guide for mechanical, industrial, chemical, process, design, and process engineers, materials scientists, and tribologists in the selection of materials, surface treatments, coatings, and environments best suited for a particular industrial application.

Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design

Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design

Author: Shirley Seireg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This book demonstrates how to control mechanisms of contact mechanics, heat generation and transfer, friction, noise generation, lubrication, and surface damage due to mechanical and thermal variables. Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design reviews various classical and new tribology problems beginning with history and ending with numerical optimization and examples, simplifies access to information for predicting and preventing friction and wear, and provides a useful tool for everyone involved in mechanical design, or in machinery monitoring.