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Wear - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123418135, 9781483218229


1st Edition

Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 13

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Editor: Douglas Scott
eBook ISBN: 9781483218229
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1979
Page Count: 516
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Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 13: Wear provides a state of the art review of wear to form a basis for all future work on the subject and to be a standard work for all in the field. The book discusses the theories of wear and their significance for engineering practice; the wear of polymers; and the wear of carbons and graphites. The text also describes scuffing with regard to its physical manifestations, its importance in practice, theoretical interpretations advanced to describe and explain its occurrence. Abrasive wear; fretting; erosion caused by impact of solid particles; rolling contact fatigue; wear resistance of metals; and wear of metal-cutting tools are also looked into. Research workers, academic personnel, and students, as well as to tribologists, designers, practicing engineers, material scientists, physicists, chemists, and petroleum technologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Previous Volumes

Theories of Wear and Their Significance for Engineering Practice

I. Introduction

II. Wear in Vacuum or Inert Gases

III. Wear in Air without Deliberate Lubrication

IV. Wear of Lubricated Systems

V. Elastohydrodynamic Conditions

VI. General Remarks


The Wear of Polymers

I. Introduction

II. Materials

III. Friction

IV. Wear Testing

V. Abrasion

VI. Fatigue

VII. Adhesion

VIII. Composites

IX. Lubrication

X. Applications


The Wear of Carbons and Graphites

I. Introduction

II. Materials

III. Friction

IV. Wear

V. Electrical Contacts

VI. Bearings and Seals

VII. Carbon-Carbon Combinations

VIII. Summary



I. Introduction

II. Definitions

III. Physical Manifestations of Scuffing

IV. The Practical Importance of Scuffing

V. Factors Affecting Scuffing

VI. Empirical Criteria for Scuffing

VII. Screening Tests for Scuffing

VIII. The Mechanism of Scuffing


Abrasive Wear

I. Introduction

II. Validity of a Simple Model of Abrasive Wear

III. Mechanisms of Material Removal

IV. Variables Influencing Abrasive Particle Contact

V. Concluding Remarks



I. Introduction

II. Effect of Variables

III. Fretting in Aqueous Electrolytes

IV. Mechanism of Fretting Wear

V. Preventive Measures

VI. Conclusion


Erosion Caused by Impact of Solid Particles

I. Introduction

II. Types of Erosion Test

III. Aerodynamic Effects

IV. The Impacting Particles

V. The Impact Parameters

VI. The Target Material

VII. Mechanisms of Erosion

List of Symbols


Rolling Contact Fatigue

I. Introduction

II. Theoretical Considerations

III. Material Requirements for Rolling Elements

IV. Effect of Load and Geometry on Rolling Contact Fatigue

V. Effect of Material Properties on Rolling Contact Fatigue

VI. Effect of the Lubricant on Rolling Contact Fatigue

VII. Effect of Environment

VIII. Effect of Temperature

IX. Mechanism of Failure

X. Failure Detection


Wear Resistance of Metals

I . Introduction

II. Wear in Industry

III. Surface Treatments Used to Reduce Wear


Wear of Metal-Cutting Tool

I. Introduction

II. Metal-Cutting Operations

III. Descriptive Treatment of Tool Wear Phenomena

IV. Conditions at the Tool/Work Interface

V. Cutting Tool Wear

VI. Interfacial Layers

VII. Other Tool Materials




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