Edition 2 Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials
By Ian Hutchings and Philip Shipway

Publication Date: 17 Apr 2017

Tribology: Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of tribology and the tribological response of all classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, and polymers.

This fully updated and expanded book maintains its core emphasis on friction and wear of materials, but now also has a strengthened coverage of the more traditional tribological topics of contact mechanics and lubrication. It provides a solid scientific foundation that will allow readers to formulate appropriate solutions when faced with practical problems, as well as to design, perform and interpret meaningful tribological tests in the laboratory. Topics include the fundamentals of surface topography and contact mechanics, friction, lubrication, and wear (including tribo-corrosion), as well as surface engineering, selection of materials and design aspects.

The book includes case studies on bearings, automotive tribology, manufacturing processes, medical engineering and magnetic data storage that illustrate some of the modern engineering applications in which tribological principles play vital roles. Each chapter is complemented by a set of questions suitable for self-study as well as classroom use. This book provides valuable material for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying mechanical engineering, materials science and other technical disciplines, and will also be a useful first reference point for any engineer or scientist who encounters tribological issues.

Key Features

  • Provides an excellent general introduction to friction, wear, and lubrication of materials
  • Acts as the ideal entry point to the research literature in tribology
  • Provides the tribological principles to underpin the design process
  • Through systematic coverage of the subject and appropriate questions, develops the reader’s understanding and knowledge of tribology in a logical progression.
About the author
By Ian Hutchings, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK and Philip Shipway, Cripps Professor of Engineering Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
Table of Contents

1: Introduction

  • Abstract
  • Questions for Chapter 1

2: Surface topography and surfaces in contact

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Measurement of Surface Topography
  • 2.3 Quantifying Surface Roughness
  • 2.4 The Topography of Engineering Surfaces
  • 2.5 Contact Between Surfaces
  • Questions for Chapter 2

3: Friction

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Definition of Friction
  • 3.3 The Laws of Friction
  • 3.4 Origins of Friction
  • 3.5 Friction of Metals
  • 3.6 Friction of Ceramic Materials
  • 3.7 Friction of Lamellar Solids
  • 3.8 Friction of Polymers
  • 3.9 Frictional Heating
  • Questions for Chapter 3

4: Lubricants and lubrication

  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Viscosity
  • 4.3 Compositions and Properties of Oils and Greases
  • 4.4 Hydrodynamic Lubrication
  • 4.5 Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
  • 4.6 Boundary Lubrication
  • 4.7 Solid Lubrication
  • Questions for Chapter 4

5: Sliding wear

  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction and Terminology
  • 5.2 Testing Methods
  • 5.3 Simple Theory of Sliding Wear: The Archard Wear Equation
  • 5.4 Observations of Damage During the Sliding Wear of Metals
  • 5.5 Mechanisms of the Sliding Wear of Metals
  • 5.6 Mild and Severe Wear of Metals
  • 5.7 Wear-Regime Maps for Metals
  • 5.8 Fretting Wear of Metals
  • 5.9 Wear of Metals in Lubricated Contacts
  • 5.10 Sliding Wear of Ceramics
  • 5.11 Sliding Wear of Polymers
  • Questions for Chapter 5

6: Wear by hard particles

  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction and Terminology
  • 6.2 Particle Properties: Hardness, Shape and Size
  • 6.3 Abrasive Wear
  • 6.4 Erosion by Solid Particle Impact
  • Questions for Chapter 6

7: Surface engineering

  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Modification of the Component Surface With No Compositional Change
  • 7.3 Modification of the Component Surface Involving Compositional Change
  • 7.4 Coatings Deposited on to the Component Surface
  • 7.5 Tribological Behaviour and Its Evaluation
  • Questions for Chapter 7

8: Design and selection of materials for tribological applications

  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction and General Principles
  • 8.2 Estimation of Wear Rates
  • 8.3 The Systems Approach
  • 8.4 Reducing Wear by Changing the Operating Variables
  • 8.5 Effect of Lubrication
  • 8.6 Selection of Materials and Surface Engineering Methods
  • Questions for Chapter 8

9: Applications and case studies

  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Bearings: Rolling and Sliding
  • 9.3 Automotive Tribology
  • 9.4 Tribology in Manufacturing
  • 9.5 Bio-tribology: Natural and Artificial Hip Joints
  • 9.6 Magnetic Data Storage
  • Questions for Chapter 9

Appendix A: Indentation hardness—Measurement and meaning

  • A.1 Methods Based on Indentation Area
  • A.2 Methods Based on Indentation Depth
  • A.3 Interpretation of Hardness and Comparison of Hardness Scales

Appendix B: Fundamentals of corrosion and tribocorrosion

  • B.1 Oxide Growth in Air
  • B.2 Aqueous Corrosion
  • B.3 Tribocorrosion

Appendix C: Definition of wear rate

Book details
ISBN: 9780081009109
Page Count: 412
Retail Price : £92.50
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Instructor Resources

Advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in mechanical engineering, materials science or other technical disciplines, as well as engineers and scientists within a number of industries including the following: automotive, aerospace, electronics, mining, petrochemical, personal care.