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ASM Handbook

Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology

Edited by
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

Friction and Wear of Ceramics

By
Mitjan Kalin
Mitjan Kalin
University of Ljubljana
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Published:
2017
Page range:
542 - 549
Publication history
November 21, 2017

Abstract

There are huge numbers of publications and data available on ceramics, especially the basic types that cover their friction, wear, tribological mechanisms, high-temperature behavior, tribochemistry, and also lubrication conditions. This article summarizes the key overall research findings found in several comprehensive monographs. It discusses the types and properties of structural ceramics, as well as typical properties that govern the friction and wear of ceramics. The article reviews the superlow friction of silicon nitride and silicon carbide, and describes wear-protective hydrated tribochemical layers. It concludes with information on the tribological applications of structural ceramics and composites.

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Mitjan Kalin, 2017. "Friction and Wear of Ceramics", Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, George E. Totten

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