Green Tribology

Biomimetics, Energy Conservation and Sustainability

  • Michael Nosonovsky
  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Nosonovsky, Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 3-22
  3. Biomimetics Surfaces, Materials and Methods

  4. Green and Sustainable Lubricants and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Anne-Marie Kietzig
      Pages 223-264
    3. Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, M. A. Kabir, C. Fred Higgs III, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
      Pages 265-286
    4. K. R. Sathwik Chatra, N. H. Jayadas, Satish V. Kailas
      Pages 287-328
    5. Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Michael R. Lovell
      Pages 329-345
    6. R. Pai, D. J. Hargreaves
      Pages 347-391
    7. W. Li, X. H. Kong, M. Ruan, F. M. Ma, X. H. Zuo, Y. Chen
      Pages 393-411
    8. Konstantin Sobolev
      Pages 413-428
    9. Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell
      Pages 429-443
    10. Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Michael R. Lovell
      Pages 445-480
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Elon J. Terrell, William M. Needelman, Jonathan P. Kyle
      Pages 483-530
    3. Tyler G. Hurd, Saman Beyhaghi, Michael Nosonovsky
      Pages 531-564
    4. P. L. de Vaal, L. F. Barker, E. du Plessis, D. Crous
      Pages 565-605
    5. Andrew Fronek, Michael Nosonovsky, Ben Barger, Ilya Avdeev
      Pages 607-619
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 621-632

About this book


Tribology is the study of friction, wear and lubrication. Recently, the concept of “green tribology” as “the science and technology of the tribological aspects of ecological balance and of environmental and biological impacts” was introduced. The field of green tribology includes tribological technology that mimics living nature (biomimetic surfaces) and thus is expected to be environmentally friendly, the control of friction and wear that is of importance for energy conservation and conversion, environmental aspects of lubrication and surface modification techniques, and tribological aspects of green applications such as wind-power turbines or solar panels. This book is the first comprehensive volume on green tribology. The chapters are prepared by leading experts in their fields and cover such topics as biomimetics, environmentally friendly lubrication, tribology of wind turbines and renewable sources of energy, and ecological impact of new technologies of surface treatment.


Friction in Living Nature Green Tribology Lubrication Engineering Self-Lubrication in Nature and Engineering Tribology of Wind Power TurbinesTr

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Nosonovsky
    • 1
  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Nanoprobe Lab. for Bio- & Nanotechnology, Biomimetics (NLB²)Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23680-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23681-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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