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Tribology

Course Summary

This course is based on 2.800 Tribology, Fall 2004 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This course addresses the design of tribological systems: the interfaces between two or more bodies in relative motion. Fundamental topics include: geometric, chemical, and physical characterization of surfaces; friction and wear mechanisms for metals, polymers, and ceramics, including abrasive wear, delamination theory, tool wear, erosive wear, wear of polymers and composites; and boundary lubrication and solid-film lubrication.

The course also considers the relationship between nano-tribology and macro-tribology, rolling contacts, tribological problems in magnetic recording and electrical contacts, and monitoring and diagnosis of friction and wear. Case studies are used to illustrate key points.

Reading Material

1. Tribophysics
Suh, N. P. Tribophysics. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. ISBN: 9780139309830.

2. Creation of Ultra-Low Friction and Wear Surfaces for Micro-Devices Using Carbon Films
Rha, J. J., S. C. Kwon, J. R. Cho, W. Yim Shon, and N. Saka. "Creation of Ultra-Low Friction and Wear Surfaces for Micro-Devices Using Carbon Films."

Course Material

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Other Resources

1. Introduction to tribology
Bharat Bhushan, Introduction to tribology, John Wiley and Sons, 2002, ISBN: 0471158933, 9780471158936
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2. Modern tribology handbook
Bharat Bhushan, Modern tribology handbook, CRC Press, 2001, 0849384036, 9780849384035
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