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Tribology of Elastomers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444513182, 9780080543291

Tribology of Elastomers, Volume 47

1st Edition

Author: Si-wei Zhang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513182
eBook ISBN: 9780080543291
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 24th August 2004
Page Count: 282
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Table of Contents

I. Introduction, II. Friction, III. Characters and Classification of wear, IV. Abrasion, V. Theory of rubber abrasion, VI. Erosion, VII. Fatigue wear and frictional wear, VIII. Surfacial mechanochemical effects of abrasive erosion, IX. Wear of metal by rubber, X. Lubrication of rubber seals


In spite of the practical importance of the friction, wear and lubrication of elastomers, limited literature is available on this topic. Addressing these needs, this book will give readers a complete understanding of rubber tribology and the key developments in this field over the last ten years. For the first time new and important achievements such as theories of rubber abrasion and surfacial mechanochemical effects of rubber wear are presented. The book pays special attention to the principles of rubber wear – a clear understanding of which is essential for those striving towards further increasing the working life of rubber.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively and systematically covers main points of rubber tribology
  • The original choice of contents informs readers of the latest developments in the field
  • Meeting the needs of various readers - researchers, engineers, technicians, graduates


For scientists and researchers in the field of tribology


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About the Author

Si-wei Zhang

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Petroleum, Beijing