The second edition of a bestseller, this book introduces tribology in a way that builds students’ knowledge and understanding. It includes expanded information on topics such as surface characterization as well as recent advances in the field. The book provides additional descriptions of common testing methods, including diagrams and surface texturing for enhanced lubrication, and more information on rolling element bearings. It also explores surface profile characterization and elastic plastic contact mechanics including wavy surface contact, rough surface contact models, friction and wear plowing models, and thermodynamic analysis of friction.

chapter 1|8 pages

The State of Knowledge in Tribology

chapter 3|14 pages

Adhesion and Cohesion Properties of Solids

Adsorption to Solids

chapter 4|6 pages

Solid Surfaces

chapter 6|38 pages

Overview of Friction

chapter 7|18 pages

Lubrication Overview – Physical Aspect

chapter 8|22 pages

Lubrication Overview – Chemical Aspect

chapter 9|30 pages


chapter 10|14 pages

Equations for Friction and Wear

chapter 11|16 pages

Designing for Wear Life and Frictional Performance

Wear Testing, Friction Testing, and Simulation

chapter 12|8 pages

Diagnosing Tribological Problems

chapter 13|22 pages

Characterization of Surfaces

chapter 14|16 pages

Surface Engineering and Processes

chapter 15|14 pages

Example of Tribological Systems

chapter |4 pages

Problem Set