Tribology International Keywords

Tribology International has traditionally contained author indexes and contents lists at the end of each year. Useful though these are, we believe that they would be enhanced by the addition of indexes compiled from keywords associated with each paper. This would allow readers to identify groups of papers in similar areas.
In an electronic environment, the need for a uniform keyword system is particularly important to facilitate effective information search and retrieval. To ensure a consistent approach we have prepared a list of preferred keywords for use. This list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guideline. If youfeel there are serious omissions please do not hesitate to contact the Editor-in-Chief or Publisher to ensure that new terms are added.

Adhesion:
Contact
Coating
Forces
Structural
Bonding

Wear:
Mild
Debris
Severe
Particles
Dry
Transfer
Lubricated
Grooving
Abrasive
Fretting
Adhesive
Scuffing
Maps
Chemical
Impact
Slurry erosion
Erosive
Factor/coefficient
Delamination
Running-in
Rate
Corrosive
Resistance
Pitting
Fatigue
Mild
Map
Spark erosion
Micro
Monitoring
Polishing
Abrasive, three-body
Severe
Rolling contact
Abrasive, two-body
Transitions
Third body
Erosion

Friction:Sliding
Traction
Rolling
Kinetic (dynamic)
Coefficient
Stick-slip
Adhesion
Mixed
Component
Ploughing
Static
Micro-/Nano-scale Friction
Microslip
Transitions
Lubricated
Measurement
Frictional heating
Dry

Damage:
Erosive
Impact
Cavitation
Galling
Fatigue
Fracture
Seizure
Spalling

Lubrication:
Boundary
Hydrostatic
Hydrodynamic
Super thin film
Powder
Elastohydrodynamic
Grease
Marginal
Aerodynamic
Emulsion
Mixed
Hydrocarbon
Extreme pressure
Solid
High temperature
Micro
Additives
Oils
Lubrication oil
Starved
Base oil
Lubricant additive
Traction fluid
Aqueous
Hydraulic fluid
Emulsion
Thin film
Synthetic
Film thickness

Hardness:
Scratch
Indentation
Microhardness
Dynamic
Nanoindentation
Static

Surface:
Topography
Texture
Chemical analysis
Roughness
Waviness
Wetting
Energy
Defects
Structure
Real
Engineering
Shot-peening
Fractal
Modification
Coating

Debris:
Removal
Fractal
Analysis
Formation
Ferrography
Monitoring

Contact:
Sliding
Static
Rolling
Fretting
Elastic
Conformal
Plastic
Welding
Uniaxial
Seizure
Non-conformal
Shakedown
Pitting
Failure
Scuffing
Deformation
Point
Area
Line
Temperature
Reciprocating

Metal:
Wear
Metal working
Machining
Forming

Intermetallic alloy

Polymer

Elastomer:

Thermoplastic:
Synthetic
Epoxy
Natural

Ceramic

Composite:
Metal matrix
Polymer
Ceramic
Cermet

Coating:
Hard
Self-lubricating
Soft
Ion-beam-assisted deposition
Wear-resistant
Organic
Antifriction
Electroless
Diamond-like
Thin
Chalcogenide
Ion-plated
Thick
Shear strength
Thermally-sprayed
Electroplated
Ion-implanted
Weld overlay

Fillers:
Particulates
Fibers

Model/Mechanism:
Friction
Analytical
Wear
Molecular simulation
Mesoscopic
Damage
Dislocation
Solid mechanics
Lubrication
Fracture mechanics
Plastic
Simulation
Contact temperature
Numerical analysis
Contact mechanics
Fracture mechanics
Finite-element method
Boundary element method
Contact area
Fluid mechanics
Elastic
Molecular dynamics
Slip-line field

Metal forming:
Chip
Forming
Dripless
Polishing/lapping
Grinding

Piston ring:
Systems
Cams and followers

Bearing:
Journal
Porous
Pad
Jewel
Rolling element
Tilting pad
Ball
Flexible
Trust
Magnetic
Hybrid
Rolling
Foil
Lip seal

Plain Bearings:
Materials
Failures
Installation
Rubbing bearings-plastic, graphite, ceramic
Steadily loaded, hydrodynamic
Dynamically loaded, hydrodynamic
Porous metal
Gas lubricated
Hydrostatic
Ball bearings
Roller bearings
Needle bearings
Installation
Materials
Failures

Brakes:
Clutches
Tools
Transmissions
Band
Turbomachining
Tire/Road
Wheel/Rail
Drum
Magn. head/disc
Electric contacts
Disc

Clutches:
Pistons
Piston rings
Cylinders
Couplings

Gears:
Spur
Helical
Bevel
Worm

Chain drives

Belt drives

Tyres, wheels, rails

Seals:
Lip
Vadial face
Labyrinth
Packed glands
Active
Mechanical
Wind back

Degradation:
Chemical
Thermal
Corrosive
Oxidative
Mechnochemical
Mechanical
Fatigue

Atomic Probe Microscopy:
Atomic force microscopy
Lateral force microscopy
STM
Nanoindentation
AFM
FFM

Microscopy:
Scanning electron
Atomic force
Optical
Scanning tunnelling
Acoustic
AFM
STM
Transmission electron

Spectroscopy:
Auger electron
Infrared
X-ray photoelectron
NEXAFS
RAMAN
UV

High-speed

Vacuum

High Temperature

Low Temperature Extreme

Environment Design:
Gear
Brake
Mechanical seal
Frictional clutch

Measurement:
Wear
Friction

Standards

Synergism (of e.g. wear andcorrosion ):

Tribochemistry

Maintenance:
Deterioration/Degradation
Condition monitoring
Database
Maintenance system
Diagnosis
Failure physics

Lubricant:
Solid
Greases
Hydrocarbon based
Mineral oils
Synthetics
Additives
Low temperature
Vacuum
High temperature
Emulsions
Rheology
Degradation
Cleaning

Processing:
Powder
Solid

Rheology:

Erosion:
Liquid
Solid
Cavitation