Recent Developments in Wear Prevention, Friction and Lubrication

ISBN: 978-81-308-0377-7

Hardbound; 8 chapters; 326 pages; 11 authors; 9 reviewers.

Editor: George K. Nikas

Publisher: Research Signpost (Kerala, India); 2010

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This book was published in 2010. It was re-edited in April 2020 by the Editor (G. Nikas) and has slightly different layout than the original hard-copy version of 2010. Page numbering has not been changed. Minor corrections and improvements have been incorporated.

Last update: 15 April 2020.



Chapter title and authors

1 1-43

The thin film approximation in hydrodynamic, including elastohydrodynamic, lubrication

Professor Andras Z. Szeri, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

2 45-136

Rolling bearing life prediction, theory, and application

Dr Erwin V. Zaretsky, Chief Engineer; NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; also Adjunct Professor; Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA

3 137-157

Laser Surface Texturing and applications

Professor Izhak Etsion, Yeshayahu Winograd Chair in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Mechanical Engineering Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

4 159-196

Unification of friction and wear

Professor Michael D. Bryant, Accenture Endowed Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA

5 197-225

Tribofilms On the crucial importance of tribologically induced surface modifications

Professor Staffan Jacobson, Professor in Materials Science; Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

Professor Sture Hogmark, Professor in Materials Science and Tribology; Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

6 227-262

Transient phenomena in elastohydrodynamic lubrication

Dr Romeo P. Glovnea, Reader in Mechanical Engineering; School of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, England

7 263-278

On the Stribeck curve

Professor Michael M. Khonsari, Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA

Dr E. R. Booser, Engineering Consultant; USA

8 279-314

Surface characterization, adhesion measurements and modeling of microelectromechanical systems

Dr Xiaojie Xue, Analog Devices Inc, USA

Professor Andreas A. Polycarpou, Professor; Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA



Chapter reviewers in alphabetical order

Professor George Adams, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, USA.

Professor Liming Chang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Professor of Lubrication Engineering; Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, England.

Professor Ian Hutchings, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Institute of Manufacturing; University of Cambridge, England.

Professor Emeritus Bo Jacobson, Professor Emeritus; Machine Elements Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Lund University, Sweden.

Dr George Nikas, Research Associate; Tribology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, England.

Professor Homer Rahnejat, Professor of Dynamics; Dynamics Research Group, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, England.

Professor Richard Salant, Georgia Power Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia, USA.

Professor Ray Snidle, Professor; Head of Tribology and Contact Mechanics Research Group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK.

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