Experimental Methods in Tribology


  • Gwidon Stachowiak, Tribology Laboratory, University of Western Australia
  • Andrew Batchelor, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

This is an indespensible guide to both researchers in academia and industry who wish to perform tribological experiments more effectively. With an extensive range of illustrations which communicate the basic concepts in experimental methods tribology more effectively than text alone. An extensive citation list is also provided at the end of each chapter facilitating a more thorough navigation through a particular subject.
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For those wishing to perform more effective tribological experiments


Book information

  • Published: May 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51589-6

Table of Contents

Introduction, Simulation of Wear and Friction, Tribometers, Measurement of Friction and Wear, Control of the Test Environment, Characterization of Test Specimens, Sample Preparation and Execution of Tests, Surface Micrography and Analysis, Lubricant and Wear Particle Analysis, Analysis and Deduction by Dimensional Analysis