ISBN-10:
1574447270
ISBN-13:
9781574447279
Pub. Date:
10/26/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Tribology of Electrical Contacts / Edition 1

Tribology of Electrical Contacts / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781574447279
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Series: Electrical and Computer Engineering Series
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL CONTACTS
Introduction to Electrical Contacts
. Introduction
. Summary of Basic Features
Contact Mechanics
. Surface of Solids
. Surface Topography
. Modern Techniques of Measuring Surface Parameters
. Contact of Smooth Surfaces
. Contact between Rough Surfaces
Tribology
. Friction
. Wear
. Lubrication
. Current Trends in Tribology
Contact Materials
. Metallic Contact Materials
. Coatings for Electrical Contacts
. Composite Contact Materials
. Nanostructured Materials
Current and Heat Transfer across the Contact Interface
. Contact Resistance
. Interfacial Heating
Reliability Issues in Electrical Contacts
. Significance of Electrical Contacts Reliability
. Electrical Contact Requirements
. Factors Affecting Reliability
. Connection Degradation Mechanisms
. Impact of Connection Degradation

APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICAL CONTACTS
Power Connections
. Types of Power Connectors
. Design Features and Degradation Mechanisms
. Mitigating Measures
. Installation Procedures
Electronic Connections
. Types of Electronic Connections
. Materials for Electronic Connections
. Degradation Mechanisms in Electronic Connections
. Mitigating Measures
Sliding Contacts
. Tribology of Electrical Contacts
. Dry Metal Contacts
. Lubricated Metal Contacts
. Composite Contacts

DIAGNOSTIC AND MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES
Electrical Methods in Tribology
. Surface Characterization
. Diagnosis of Contact Area and Friction Regimes
. Evaluation of Tribological Performance of Materials and Lubricants
Monitoring Technologies
. Thermal Measurements
. Resistance Measurements
. Monitoring Contact Load (Pressure)
. Ultrasonic Measurements
. Wireless Monitoring
. Cost Benefits of Monitoring and Diagnostics Techniques
Appendix 1: Methods of Description of Rough Surface
Appendix 2: Shape-Memory Materials
Appendix 3: Electrical Contact Tables
References
Index

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