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ASM Handbook

Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology

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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
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ASM International
Volume
18
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-192-4
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Introduction to Tribology and Tribological Parameters

By
Horst Czichos
Horst Czichos
BHT Berlin, University of Applied Sciences
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Mathias Woydt
Mathias Woydt
BAM, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
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Published:
2017
Page range:
3 - 15
Publication history
November 21, 2017

Abstract

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. This article describes in detail the basic structural, operational, and interaction parameters of a tribosystem. The interaction parameters, which characterize the action of the operational parameters on the structural components in the system, consist of three important aspects: contact parameters, friction parameters, and wear parameters. These three aspects embody the complex mechanisms and relationships between the constituents of a tribosystem. The article concludes with information on the selection criteria of a material for wear applications.

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Horst Czichos, Mathias Woydt, 2017. "Introduction to Tribology and Tribological Parameters", Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, George E. Totten

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