Many tribologists are today not only explicitly concerned with interface action but also with interface composition. This proceedings volume presents a timely review on topics ranging from interface dynamics to interface elimination, covering all factors such as contact stress fields, interface rheology, and boundary slip, that control the passage from formation to elimination. The volume contains 45 papers divided into 13 sessions, that were presented at the symposium.

Table of Contents

I. Pictures in Tribology. Shear behaviour of an amorphous film with bubbles soap raft model (D. Mazuyer et al.). Optical studies of the wear of polymers against glass (S. Taheri, D. Dowson). Interface dynamics in polymer friction (L. Vincent, N. Dahmani). Boundary conditions: adhesion in friction (Y. Berthier et al.). II. Fracture Mechanics. Measurement of propagation initiation and propagation time of rolling contact fatigue cracks by observation of acoustic emission and vibration (T. Yoshioka, T. Fujiwara). Surface fatigue considerations in fretting (D.A. Hills et al.). Crack behaviour under cyclic loading (M.C. Dobourg et al.). III. Lubricant Rheology I. Redistribution of solidified films in rough Hertzian contacts. I. Theory. (B. Jacobson et al.). Redistribution of solidified films in rough Hertzian contacts. II. Experimental (B. Jacobson). A contribution to the study of shear rheology of grease (L.A. Ferreira et al.). IV. Powders. Granular flow as a tribological mechanism - a first look (H.G. Elrod). Experiments on the rapid shear flow of metal powders (K. Craig et al.). Unlubricated fretting wear of mild steel surfaces in air at room temperature. III. The conversion of (artificial) metallic wear particles to oxide (R.E. Pendlebury). Fractals: a method of characterisation of third body morphology (Y. Berthier et al.). V. Particle Detachment. Crack propagation and particle detachment in the wear of glass under elastic contact conditions (J.K. Lancaster). Formation of wear fragments by fracture processes in abrasive contacts (B. Lamy, T. Mathia). True normal loading at asperity contacts (D.F. Moore). VI. Load Carrying Mechanisms I. Behaviour of non-Newtonian lubricants in rough bearing applications (L.A. Abdel-Latif et al.). On the flow perturbations and friction reduction introduced by surface dimples (G.K. Rightmire et al.). Roughness effects o


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About the authors

D. Dowson

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering/University of Leeds/Leeds/UK

M. Godet

Affiliations and Expertise

INSA, Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts, Villeurbanne, France


@qu:It contains very much more valuable information for the specialist than this review could possibly reveal and will prove an essential source of reference. @source:Industrial Lubrication Tribology @qu:All the 44 papers included in this valuable thesis work are remarkable by their high scientific level, by their theoretical contributions or experimental results. @source:IASI Polytechnic Magazine