Tribology: Scope and Future Directions of Friction and Wear Research
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In recent years tribology has been widely recognized as a new general concept embracing all aspects of transmission and dissipation of energy and materials in mechanical equipment, including the areas of friction, wear, lubrication, and related fields of science and technology. Since friction is responsible for a major loss of useful mechanical energy and wear is a major reason for replacing equipment, a better understanding and utilization of the principles of tribology is particularly important for conservation of energy and materials in engineering design.
This review briefly summarizes the state of the art of tribology and outlines possible directions of future research. The paper is based on an invited lecture in a session on “World Trends in Wear Research” at the International Conference on Wear of Materials, Reston, Virginia, April 14–17, 1983.
KeywordsTitanium Carbide Chromium Carbide Machine Element Tribological Application Frictional Energy
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