Engineering Tribology / Edition 4

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As with the previous edition, the third edition of Engineering Tribology provides a thorough understanding of friction and wear using technologies such as lubrication and special materials. Tribology is a complex topic with its own terminology and specialized concepts, yet is vitally important throughout all engineering disciplines, including mechanical design, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics and biomedical engineering. This edition includes updated material on the hydrodynamic aspects of tribology as well as new advances in the field of biotribology, with a focus throughout on the engineering applications of tribology.

This book offers an extensive range if illustrations which communicate the basic concepts of tribology in engineering better than text alone. All chapters include an extensive list of references and citations to facilitate further in-depth research and thorough navigation through particular subjects covered in each chapter.

• Includes newly devised end-of-chapter problems
• Provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid non-specialists.
• Gives a reader-friendly approach to the subject using a graphic illustrative method to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology.

The field of tribology encompasses knowledge drawn from the disciplines of mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry and physics. The control of friction and wear, the aim of the subject, is comprehensively and accessibly addressed in this 2nd edition of Engineering Tribology. This interdisciplinary approach has proven to be a very successful way of analyzing friction and wear problems. In conjunction with this 2nd Edition, MATLAB computer programs will be accessible for practical applications via the Butterworth-Heinemann website.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Tribology is the science of friction, wear, and lubrication of surfaces in relative motion. This tome is intended to provide a more interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to tribology than the numerous other books on this subject; it may also be considered more of an encyclopedia than a text." Summing Up: Recommended—Choice Reviews Online, June 2014
Finding most textbooks on tribology either too specialized or too literal, Stachowiak and Batchelor (both mechanical and materials engineering, U. of Western Australia) offer a graduate or advanced undergraduate textbook on tribology using terminology and concepts familiar to engineering students. They emphasize the interaction between the several fields of knowledge that contribute to the study of friction and wear. The contents of the first edition (no date noted) have been updated and augmented with a number of new topics as suggested by reviewers. The CiP cites Stackowiak's first name as Gwidion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123970473
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 884
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gwidon Stachowiak is a Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, specializing in tribology. His research interests include the development of methods for description of multiscale 3D surface topographies, tribocorrosion, and optimization of 3D surface textures for hydrodynamic contacts.

Andrew W. Batchelor has been involved in tribology for 30 years and has taught tribology at universities in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India. He has written books on topics relating to materials degradation, biomaterials and bioengineering.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Physical Properties of Lubricants 11
3 Lubricants and Their Composition 59
4 Hydrodynamic Lubrication 121
5 Computational Hydrodynamics 241
6 Hydrostatic Lubrication 307
7 Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication 335
8 Boundary and Extreme Pressure Lubrication 425
9 Solid Lubrication and Surface Treatments 485
10 Fundamentals of Contact Between Solids 527
11 Abrasive, Erosive and Cavitation Wear 557
12 Adhesion and Adhesive Wear 613
13 Corrosive and Oxidative Wear 637
14 Fatigue Wear 657
15 Fretting and Minor Wear Mechanisms 683
16 Wear of Non-Metallic Materials 715
Appendix 773
Index 851
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