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.

Key Features

* Contains extensive illustrations * Highlights limitations of current techniques


For those wishing to perform more effective tribological experiments

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


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Elsevier Science
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About the editors

Gwidon Stachowiak

Gwidon Stachowiak is a Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, specializing in tribology. His research interests include the development of methods for description of multiscale 3D surface topographies, tribocorrosion, and optimization of 3D surface textures for hydrodynamic contacts.

Andrew Batchelor

Andrew W. Batchelor has been involved in tribology for 30 years and has taught tribology at universities in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India. He has written books on topics relating to materials degradation, biomaterials and bioengineering.