This book discusses dissipative phenomena, in particular the origins of friction at all scales, in mechanics, physics and chemistry, encountered in all fields of tribology, from thick film lubrication to dry friction.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Sessions I: Opening Session. Friction and energy dissipation of the atomic scale - a review (I.L. Singer). The mechanics of adhesion, deformation and contamination in friction (K.L. Johnson). II: Liquid and Powder Lubrication. A rheological basis for concentrated contact friction (S. Bair and W.O. Winer). On the theory of quaisi-hydrodynamic lubrication with dry powder: application to development of high-speed journal bearings for hostile environments (H. Heshmat). The influence of base oil rheology on the behaviour of VI polymers in contentrated contacts (P.M. McCann, H.A. Spikes). Temperature profiling of EHD contacts prior to and during scuffing (J.C. Enthoven, H.A. Spikes). Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of stream functions in lubrication (D. Dowson and T. David). Shear properties of molecular liquids at high pressures - a physical point of view (E.N. Diaconescu). III: Surface Damage and Wear. Magnetic damage in Mn-ZN and Ni-Zn Ferrites induced by abrasion (Y. Ahn et al.). Effects of surface roughness pattern on the running-in process of rolling/sliding contacts (J. Sugimara, T. Watanabe, Y. Yamamoto). Influence of frequency and amplitude oscillations on surface damages in line contact (J. Pezdirnik, J. Vižntin). Effects of surface topography and hardness combination upon friction and distress of rolling/sliding contact surfaces (A. Nakajima, T. Mawatari). Anti-wear performance of new synthetic lubricants for refrigeration systems with new HFC refrigerants (T. Katafuchi, M. Kaneko, M. Iino). IV: Miscroscopic Aspects. A molecularly-based model of sliding friction (J.L. Streator). Friction of dielectric materials: how is energy dissipated: (B. Vallayer et al.). Friction energy dissipation on organic films (B.J. Briscoe, P. Thomas). V: Polymers. Interfacial friction and adhesion of wetted monolayers (J.-M. Georges, A. Tonck, D. M


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