Lubrication at the Frontier: The Role of the Interface and Surface Layers in the Thin Film and Boundary Regime

Lubrication at the Frontier: The Role of the Interface and Surface Layers in the Thin Film and Boundary Regime

1st Edition - June 1, 1999

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  • Authors: M. Priest, P. Ehret, L. Flamand, G. Dalmaz, T.H.C. Childs, D. Dowson, Y. Berthier, C.M. Taylor, A Lubrecht, J.M. Georges
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535661

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The 25th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology was held at the Institut des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, from 8-11th September, 1998. Its central theme was, "Lubrication at the frontier: the role of the interface and surface layers in the thin film and boundary regime". This topic was chosen because it represents an important evolution of the research field.The Symposium opened with a keynote address entitled "Role of surface-anchored polymer chains in polymer friction" which described the processes taking place at the interface between "solid" and "liquid". The keynote address was followed by two invited lectures. Firstly, "Fuel efficient engine oils, additive interactions, boundary friction and wear" presented the industrial point of view on lubricant formulation and engine testing and its evolution. The second lecture was entitled "For establishment of a new EHL theory" and stressed the need to extend the current EHL theory.Beginning in 1974, The Leeds-Lyon Symposia have now covered a wide range of topics. The essential aim each year is to select a topic of current interest to tribologists and to contribute to further the advance of knowledge in selected fields.


For scientists and engineers with an interest in tribology, lubrication and boundary friction and wear.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter headings and selected papers: Introduction. Keynote Address. Role of surface-anchored polymer chains in polymer friction (R. Léger et al.). Invited Session. Surface Force Applications. Structure and mechanical properties of ZDTP films in oil (A. Tonck et al.). Asperity Contacts. Coatings. A tribological comparison of some carbon-carbon composites sliding against stainless steel (D.M. Elliot et al.). Roughness and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication. Mapping of surface features in the thin film lubrication regime (G. Guangteng et al.). Stribeck Curves. Contact Fatigue. Shakedown in dry and lubricated surfaces (G.E. Morales-Espejel et al.). Boundary and Mixed Lubrication 1. Roughness. The effect of roughness orientation on mixed friction (T. Makino et al.). Tribochemistry. Molecular Modelling. Modelling tribochemical processes using a combined molecular and hydrodynamic approach (D. Ben-Amotz, I. Kudish). Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication 1. Solid and Powder Lubrication. First steps for a rheological model for the solid third body (I. Iordanoff, Y. Berthier). Lubricants. Friction and Wear. Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication 2. Thermal effects in elliptical contacts with spin conditions (P. Ehret et al.). Lubrication and Friction. Effect of particles concentration on friction (M. Tomimoto, K. Mizuhara). Boundary and Mixed Lubrication 2. Solidified films and adsorbed films in concentrated contacts (J. Sugimura et al.). Written Discussion. List of Delegates.

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  • No. of pages: 890
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1999
  • Published: June 1, 1999
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535661

About the Authors

M. Priest

P. Ehret

L. Flamand

G. Dalmaz

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Mechanique des Contacts, INSA de Lyon, France

T.H.C. Childs

Brief Author Bio: Peter Childs is Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at Imperial College London. His general interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design process and design rationale; fluid flow and heat transfer, particularly rotating flow; sustainable energy component, concept and system design; robotics. Prior to his current post at Imperial he was director of the Rolls-Royce supported University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at the University of Sussex. He has contributed to over 180 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books including the Handbook on Mechanical Design Engineering (Elsevier, 2013, 2019) as well as co-authoring books on rural urban migration, inclusive sports and sports technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling over £80 million. His roles at Imperial include joint course director for the Innovation Design Engineering double master degree run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art, and Design Lead for the Manufacturing Futures Lab. He is Editor of the Journal of Power and Energy and Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Dyson School of Engineering Design, Imperial College London, UK

D. Dowson

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Y. Berthier

C.M. Taylor

A Lubrecht

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Mechanique des Contacts, INSA de Lyon, France

J.M. Georges

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