Thin Films in Tribology

Thin Films in Tribology

1st Edition - September 6, 1993

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  • Editors: G. Dalmaz, T.H.C. Childs, D. Dowson, M. Godet, C.M. Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080875897

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The tribological properties of relatively moving surfaces are greatly influenced by thin surface films which are of considerable importance in the design of machine components. From Victorian days when working lubricant films were calculated in tens of micrometres, to today when molecular dynamics simulations and even experiments are beginning to look at nanometre, single molecule thick films, the study of surfaces which is the tribologists' challenge has moved to finer and finer scales.The 66 papers in this volume provide reviews across the tribological field with thin films as their theme, giving a comprehensive and concise description on topics ranging from coatings and surface modification to bio-tribology. The articles provide the reader with an outline of their most effective application and potential uses in new technologies. The volume will be of interest not only to research workers and design engineers in the fields of new machine developments and lubrication, but also to engineers and students specialising in tribology.

Table of Contents

  • Abbreviated. Sessions: I. Keynote Address. Thin films in tribology (D. Dowson). II. Invited Reviews. Non-newtonian effects in elastohydrodynamic lubrication (K.L. Johnson). Engineering the surface to combat wear (T. Bell). Local effects in thin film lubrication (C.M. Myllerup, B.J. Hamrock). III. Contact, Friction, Traction. The effect of oil film thickness in the rolling friction under line contact in the range 0.1 to 10&mgr;m (K. Matsubara et al.). IV. Coatings and Surface Modification (1). Wear and friction behavior of Ni-SiC composite coatings (E.A. Rosset et al.). V. Analysis and Design of Highly Stressed Components. Micro-wear of tapered roller bearings lubricated by oil with and without foreign particles (S. Noguchi et al.). VI. Invited Reviews. Mixed lubrication and lubricated wear (H.S. Cheng). Metal machining mechanics and tribology from the macro to the nano scale (T.H.C. Childs). VII. Elastohydrodynamics (1). Aspects of two-sided surface waviness in an EHL line contact (A.A. Lubrecht, C.H. Venner). VIII. Lubricated Wear. Effect of corrosion on the wear behavior of passivating metals in aqueous solutions (S. Mischler et al.). The boundaries of ZDDP lubrication (J.S. Sheasby, T.A. Caughlin). IX. Hardness and Metal Cutting. Small scale effects in metal cutting (J.A. Williams). X. Invited Reviews. Boundary lubrication and boundary films (H.A. Spikes). Simulations of lubricant behavior at the interface with bearing solids (P.A. Thompson et al.). XI. Elastohydrodynamics (2). Experimental study to analyse the tribological behavior of silicon carbide in water (A. Blouin, J. Frene). Fractionated thin film lubrication (A. Jullien et al.). XII. Coatings and Surface Modification (2). Wear mechanisms of coated sliding surfaces (K. Holmberg, A. Matthews). A methodology for coating selection (A. Matthews et al.). XIII. Molecular Scale Thin Films. Surface roughness and squeezed films at molecular level (J.M. Georges et al.). Lubrication regimes for nanometer-scale lubricant films with capillary effects (J.L. Streator, J.P. Gerhardstein). XIV. Coatings and Surface Modifications (3). Characteristics of alumina coatings made by machining-assisted plasma spraying (K. Maekawa et al.). XV. Bio-Tribology (1). A model analysis of squeeze film effect in a hip joint (K. Ikeuchi, M. Oka). Fluid film lubrication in natural hip joints (Z.M. Jin et al.). XVI. Compliant Surfaces. Compliant foil bearings technology and their applications to high speed turbomachinery (H. Heshmat, P. Hermel). Thin film tribology and rubber bearings (R.L. Orndorff, Jr., J.C. Holzheimer). XVII. Wear/Coatings. Micro-raman spectroscopy for the characterization of wear induced surface modifications on hard coatings (B. Blanpain et al.). Modelling of discontinuous transfer films: Role of local shear stress in the build up of load carrying capacity (M. Brendle et al.). XVIII. Bio-Tribology (2). The friction and lubrication of human stratum corneum (S.A. Johnson et al.). The real area of contact measured on elastomers (M. Visscher et al.). XIX. Panel Discussion.

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  • No. of pages: 746
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1993
  • Published: September 6, 1993
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080875897

About the Editors

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

M. Godet

Affiliations and Expertise

INSA, Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts, Villeurbanne, France

C.M. Taylor

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