Tribology for Engineers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857091147, 9780857091444

Tribology for Engineers

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Editors: J Paulo Davim
eBook ISBN: 9780857091444
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091147
Paperback ISBN: 9780081014912
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 24th January 2011
Page Count: 320
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Tribology for engineers discusses recent research and applications of principles of friction, wear and lubrication, and provides the fundamentals and advances in tribology for modern industry. The book examines tribology with special emphasis on surface topography, wear of materials and lubrication, and includes dedicated coverage on the fundamentals of micro and nanotribology. The book serves as a valuable reference for academics, tribology and materials researchers, mechanical, physics and materials engineers and professionals in related industries with tribology.

Key Features

  • Edited and written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected researchers in the field
  • Examines recent research and applications of friction, wear and lubrication
  • Highlights advances and future trends in the industry


Tribologists, tribology researchers, materials researchers, mechanical engineers, materials engineers, manufacturing companies/insustries, automotive industry

Table of Contents


List of figures

List of tables

About the contributors

Chapter 1: Surface topography


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Characteristics of surface layers

1.3 Roughness parameters

1.4 Statistical aspects

1.5 Multiscale characterization of surface topography

1.6 Surface roughness measurement

1.7 Advanced techniques for surface topography evaluation

1.8 Summary

Chapter 2: Friction and wear


2.1 Friction

2.2 Wear

Chapter 3: Lubrication and roughness


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Lubricants

3.3 Regimes of lubrication

3.4 Reynolds’ equation

3.5 Applications of hydrodynamic lubrication theory

3.6 Hydrodynamic lubrication of roughened surfaces

3.7 Nomenclature

3.8 Subscripts

3.9 Acknowledgement

Chapter 4: Micro/nano tribology


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Experimental investigation

4.3 Theoretical investigation

4.4 Summary

4.5 Note

Chapter 5: Tribology in manufacturing


5.1 Friction in manufacturing

5.2 Lubrication to control friction in manufacturing

5.3 Solid lubrication

5.4 Tribology of rolling

5.5 Tribology of drawing

5.6 Tribology of extrusion

5.7 Tribology of forging

5.8 Tribology of sheet metalworking

5.9 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Bio and medical tribology


6.1 Bio-tribology

6.2 Basic concepts of anatomy and physiology of hip and knee joints

6.3 Brief history of hip and knee prostheses

6.4 Biomaterials used in hip and knee prostheses

6.5 Wear of biomaterials

6.6 Wear evaluation

6.7 Biological effects of wear

6.8 Acknowledgements



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About the Editor

J Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal


As a whole the book contains interesting, practically useful material perfectly tallied by the editor., International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering

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