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Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is an established introductory reference focusing on the key concepts and engineering implications of tribology. Taking an interdisciplinary view, the book brings together the relevant knowledge from different fields needed to achieve effective analysis and control of friction and wear. Updated to cover recent advances in tribology, this new edition includes new sections on ionic and mesogenic lubricants, surface texturing, and multiscale characterization of 3D surfaces and coatings. Current trends in nanotribology are discussed, such as those relating to lubricants, coatings and composites, and geotribology is introduced. Suitable as an introductory text, a refresher or an on-the-job reference, Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is intended for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical engineering as well as professional engineers. It is also relevant to those working in materials engineering, applied chemistry, physics and bioengineering. * Offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid novice engineers, non-specialists and students* Provides a reader-friendly approach to the subject using illustrations to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology* Includes end-of-chapter problems to test understanding

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This 4th Edition of the established introductory reference, Engineering Tribology, provides a thorough understanding of friction and wear using technologies such as lubrication and special materials. The book focuses in particular on hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic, and hydrostatic lubrication techniques and examines all manner of wear, including abrasive, adhesive, corrosive, and fatigue. Tribology is a complex topic with its own terminology and specialized concepts and is vitally important throughout all engineering disciplines, including mechanical design, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics and biomedical engineering. With updated content throughout and new chapters on the hydrodynamic aspects of tribology as well as advances in the fields of nano- and bio-tribology, the book focuses on the engineering applications of tribology to aid readers needing an introduction, refresher or reference on the topic. It offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid novice engineers, non-specialists and students. It provides a reader-friendly approach to the subject using illustrations to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology. It includes end-of-chapter problems to test understanding, with solutions provided.

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"Tribology is the science of friction, wear, and lubrication of surfaces in relative motion. This tome is intended to provide a more interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to tribology than the numerous other books on this subject; it may also be considered more of an encyclopedia than a text." Summing Up: Recommended--Choice Reviews Online, June 2014

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