Tribology for Energy Conservation

Tribology for Energy Conservation

1st Edition - July 1, 1998

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  • Editors: L. Flamand, G. Dalmaz, D. Dowson, T.H.C. Childs, Y. Berthier, J.M. Georges, A Lubrecht, C.M. Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543284

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The 24th Leeds-Lyon Symposium was held in London from 4th-6th September 1997, where it was hosted by the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.The meeting addressed the topic of "Tribology for Energy Conservation" and attracted a wide range of stimulating papers and speakers. Some 150 delegates from nineteen countries attended and about sixty papers were presented in fifteen sessions. These covered the topics of lubricants, wear, friction reduction, hydrodynamics, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, surface roughness, manufacturing, component life (including condition monitoring), and automotive aspects.


For scientists, researchers and manufacturers interested in tribology for energy conservation.

Table of Contents

  • Session headings and selected papers: Keynote Address. A role for tribology in life cycle design (R. Clift). Invited Lectures. Fuel economy improvement by engine and gear oils (W.J. Bartz). Engine oil fuel efficiency - practical issues (S. Korcek). Some challenges to tribology posed by energy efficient technology (H.A. Spikes). Lubricants (1). Nano-rheology of polyisoprene solutions confined between two solid surfaces (S. Millot et al.). Wear. Preliminary study of the tribological performance of surface coatings under different slide-to roll ratios and lubricated condition (C.W. Chan et al.). Friction Reduction. Four great challenges confronting our understanding and modeling of sliding friction (P.J. Blau). Hydrodynamics. Analysis of mixed lubrication of dynamically loaded journal bearings including non-Newtonian effects and mass conserving (C. Zhang et al.). Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication. Starved elastohydrodynamic lubrication of the rib-roller end contact in tapered roller bearings: film thickness, traction and moments (F. Colin et al.). Surface Roughness. Experimental studies of dynamic sliding wear for PEHL contacts (W. Wang, P.L. Wong). Invited Lectures. Energy conservation through surface engineering (P.A. Dearnley, H. Weiss). Energy conservation through extended component life (M.H. Jones). The impact on tribological issues of energy conservation in metal forming operations (J.H. Beynon). Manufacturing. Optimisation of wall friction in food processing (B.J. Briscoe et al.). Component Life. Analysis of the fretting behaviour of a glass/epoxy interface (M. Kharrat, A. Chateauminois). Component Life - Condition Monitoring. Condition based maintenance - the benefits of counting the cost (B.S. Rajan, B.J. Roylance). Lubricants (2). Elastohydrodynamic friction behaviour of polyalphaolefin blends (A. la Fountaine et al.). Automative. A tribological study of roller follower valve trains. Part 1: a theoretical study with a numerical lubrication model considering possible sliding (F. Ji, C.M. Taylor). Friction Reduction. Wet friction materials for the continuous slip torque converter clutch - fuel economy improvement of passenger car equipped with automatic transmission (F.Y. Kamada et al.).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 573
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1998
  • Published: July 1, 1998
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543284

About the Editors

L. Flamand

G. Dalmaz

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Mechanique des Contacts, INSA de Lyon, France

D. Dowson

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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

Y. Berthier

J.M. Georges

A Lubrecht

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Mechanique des Contacts, INSA de Lyon, France

C.M. Taylor

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