© 2015

Friction and Wear

Methodologies for Design and Control


Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 1-20
  3. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 21-60
  4. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 61-84
  5. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 85-113
  6. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 115-158
  7. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 159-199
  8. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 201-235
  9. Giovanni Straffelini
    Pages 237-276
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


This book introduces the basic concepts of contact mechanics, friction, lubrication, and wear mechanisms, providing simplified analytical relationships that are useful for quantitative assessments. Subsequently, an overview on the main wear processes is provided, and guidelines on the most suitable design solutions for each specific application are outlined. The final part of the text is devoted to a description of the main materials and surface treatments specifically developed for tribological applications and to the presentation of tribological systems of particular engineering relevance. The text is up to date with the latest developments in the field of tribology and provides a theoretical framework to explain friction and wear problems, together with practical tools for their resolution. The text is intended for students on Engineering courses (both bachelor and master degrees) who must develop a sound understanding of friction, wear, lubrication, and surface engineering, and for technicians or professionals who need to solve tribological problems in their work.


Contact Mechanics Friction Liquid Lubricants Lubrication Surface Engineering Tribological Systems Wear Mechanisms and Processes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

About the authors

Giovanni Straffelini is associate professor of Metallurgy at University of Trento, Italy.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences