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About: Tribology is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 15002 publications have been published within this topic receiving 295084 citations.

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01 Jan 1992
TL;DR: In this paper, surface topography and surfaces in contact are discussed, as well as surface engineering in tribology, materials for bearings and sliding wear by hard particles, friction and friction.
Abstract: Preface * Introduction * Surface topography and surfaces in contact * Friction * Lubricants and lubrication * Sliding wear * Wear by hard particles * Wear and design * Surface engineering in tribology * Materials for bearings * Author index * Subject index.

2,647 citations

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13 Apr 1995-Nature
TL;DR: In this paper, an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of tribology in thin films and at surfaces has been presented, which is of fundamental importance in many pure and applied sciences, such as computer simulations.
Abstract: Friction, wear and lubrication between materials in contact are of fundamental importance in many pure and applied sciences. Owing to the development of experimental and computer-simulation techniques for studying these phenomena at the atomic scale, an understanding is beginning to emerge of the molecular mechanisms of tribology in thin films and at surfaces.

1,393 citations

01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a theory of the real area of contact (ROC) between two surfaces and show that the ROC can be represented as a triangle of a triangle.
Abstract: Foreword. Preface. 1 Introduction. 1.1 De.nition and History of Tribology. 1.2 Industrial Signi.cance of Tribology. 1.3 Origins and Signi.cance of Micro/Nanotribology. 1.4 Organization of the Book. References. 2 Solid Surface Characterization. 2.1 The Nature of Surfaces. 2.2 Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Surface Layers. 2.3 Analysis of Surface Roughness. 2.4 Measurement of Surface Roughness. 2.5 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 3 Contact between Solid Surfaces. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Analysis of the Contacts. 3.3 Measurement of the Real Area of Contact. 3.4 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 4 Adhesion. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Solid-Solid Contact. 4.3 Liquid-Mediated Contact. 4.4 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 5 Friction. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Solid-Solid Contact. 5.3 Liquid-Mediated Contact. 5.4 Friction of Materials. 5.5 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 6 Interface Temperature of Sliding Surfaces. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Thermal Analysis. 6.3 Interface Temperature Measurements. 6.4 Closure. References. 7 Wear. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Types of Wear Mechanisms. 7.3 Types of Particles Present in Wear Debris. 7.4 Wear of Materials. 7.5 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 8 Fluid Film Lubrication. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Regimes of Fluid Film Lubrication. 8.3 Viscous Flow and Reynolds Equation. 8.4 Hydrostatic Lubrication. 8.5 Hydrodynamic Lubrication. 8.6 Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication. 8.7 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 9 Boundary Lubrication and Lubricants. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Boundary Lubrication. 9.3 Liquid Lubricants. 9.4 Greases. 9.5 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 10 Micro/Nanotribology. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 SFA Studies. 10.3 AFM/FFM. 10.4 Atomic-Scale Simulations. 10.5 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 11 Friction and Wear Screening Test Methods. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Design Methodology. 11.3 Typical Test Geometries. 11.4 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. 12Tribological Components and Applications. 12.1 Introduction. 12.2 Common Tribological Components. 12.3 Microcomponents. 12.4 Material Processing. 12.5 Industrial Applications. 12.6 Closure. References. Suggested Reading. Problems. Appendix Units, Conversions, and Useful Relations. A.1 Fundamental Constants. A.2 Conversion of Units. A.3 Useful Relations. Index.

1,375 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the state of the art in LST and the potential of this technology in various lubricated applications like mechanical seals, piston rings and thrust bearings.
Abstract: Surface texturing has emerged in the last decade as a viable option of surface engineering resulting in significant improvement in load capacity, wear resistance, friction coefficient etc. of tribological mechanical components. Various techniques can be employed for surface texturing but Laser Surface Texturing (LST) is probably the most advanced so far. LST produces a very large number of micro-dimples on the surface and each of these micro-dimples can serve either as a micro-hydrodynamic bearing in cases of full or mixed lubrication, a micro-reservoir for lubricant in cases of starved lubrication conditions, or a micro-trap for wear debris in either lubricated or dry sliding. The present paper reviews the current effort being made world wide on surface texturing in general and on laser surface texturing in particular. It presents the state of the art in LST and the potential of this technology in various lubricated applications like mechanical seals, piston rings and thrust bearings. The paper also describes some fundamental on going research around the world with LST.

1,123 citations

01 Mar 1987
TL;DR: In this paper, the progress of wear is measured by the number of worn surfaces and the effect of surface roughness on the wear properties of a given surface on the performance of the wear process.
Abstract: 1. Introduction. History. Mechanisms of damage. Definition of wear. 2. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Materials. Structure of solids. Structure of solid surfaces. Volume properties of materials. Surface properties of materials. 3. Surfaces in Contact. Surface topography. Contact mechanics. Surface temperature. 4. Classification of Wear Processes. Tribosystem. Wear mechanism. Worn surfaces. Tribological testing. 5. Grooving Wear. Wear mechanism. Metals. Polymers. Ceramics. Composites. 6. Sliding Wear. Wear mechanism. The progress of wear. Influence of surface roughness. Metals. Polymers. Ceramics. Composites. 7. Rolling-Sliding Wear of Metals. Wear mechanism. Operating conditions. Microstructure and properties of materials. 8. Erosive Wear of Metals. Wear mechanism. Physical properties. Microstructural elements. (All chapters include References). Subject Index.

1,054 citations

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