Total Tribology: Towards an Integrated Approach (Tribology in Practice Series)

Total Tribology: Towards an Integrated Approach (Tribology in Practice Series)

By: W. B. Rowe (editor), Ian Sherrington (editor), Rob J. K. Wood (editor)Hardback

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This is a "Tribology in Practice Series" (TIPS) title. "Total Tribology" is a term coined to express the practice of considering tribology at all stages of the lifecycle of interface components to reduce the impact of wear and improve the lubrication of machinery. It emphasises that tribology can be applied to improve aspects of machine performance at all stages of their lifecycle from design, through manufacture, usage, and finally, disposal. Viewing the total picture of lubrication and wear offers tremendous opportunities such as reducing the loss of energy due to excessive friction and wear, reducing the overall use of lubricants, extending the useful life of equipment and components, reducing costly down time of equipment and machinery. Highly respected experts have written specially commissioned chapters to explore and explain the elements of tribology which complement the Total Tribology approach, representing the latest thoughts on tackling wear and lubrication problems. The contents include: the possible impact of tribology on future machine design; materials in tribology opportunities and challenges; trends in lubrication; use of solid lubricants; the role of tribology in manufacturing processes; porous ceramic water hydrostatic bearings; design of abrasive machining processes; on the lubrication of power plants; tribology in aerospace; and friction prediction and cold starting of diesel engines.

About Author

Ian Sherrington was recently appointed Director of the newly formed Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics and was awarded a PhD for a study of methods for the measurement and characterization of surface topography. Immediately following PhD study, he completed two Post Doctoral appointments, both related to investigating the lubrication of piston-rings in internal combustions engines. After this work he was appointed as a Lecturer at Lancashire Polytechnic. He subsequently became Reader in Tribology and acted as Tribology Research Group Leader at the University of Central Lancashire for just over ten years. His present research interests are strongly biased towards the development of techniques for measuring tribological variables, notably oil film thickness in hydrodynamic contancts. His other interests include research into the performance of solid lubricants, the influence of bio-films on surface topography, the performance of skis, characterization of the performance of friction materials, microtopographic wear and the influence of presence of wear debris in sliding friction. Dr Sherrington has authored or co-authored around 50 published contributions of various types including: journal articles, conference papers, and book contributions on topics in tribology. In addition, he has recently developed a design for a lubricant control system to allow the control of power loss, lubricant loss and wear in hydrodynamic bearings that has resulted in the submission of patent applications. Ian Sherrington serves as a member of the Tribology Group Committee of the IMechE where he has also been Chairman of the Awards Task Force for a number of years. Additionally, he is a member of the Editorial panel of the Journal of Engineering Tribology, Part J of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Professor W Brian Rowe had 12 years' experience in the motor and machine tool industries involved with research into manufacturing processes and machine tool design. He joined Lanchester College in 1967 where he led research in these areas and developed a particular theme of tribological design particularly in the area of hybrid hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings. In 1973 he became Head of Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic and then Assistant Rector responsible for academic developments at Liverpool John Moores University. He retired from his administrative post in 1992 and continued as Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory at the University where the particular emphasis is on grinding machine systems and grinding process developments. Dr Wood heads the Surface Engineering and Tribology research group at the University of Southampton which is currently 3 Post-doctoral researchers and 12 PhD students strong and has 15 years' experience of surface and coatings performance research covering wear and corrosion. He is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Head of School in the RAE2001 5*A rated School of Engineering Sciences. Previously he was a Tribologist at BP Research developing lubricants and researching erosion-corrosion. Dr Wood is currently working on an ONR (US Navy) project developing novel electrostatic sensors to detect wear in gear, bearing, and other highly stressed lubricated contacts. He was also Principal Investigator on the Valvelink project developing diamond coatings for offshore valves funded by EPSRC/DTI Surface Engineering LINK programme. Other areas of active research include coupling computational fluid dynamics with erosion modelling to predict erosion within valves and pipe systems. He has also studied the high energy erosion performance of CVD boron carbide and diamond coatings and is developing novel repetitive nanoindentation techniques to simulate erosion related failure mechanisms of these coatings. Dr Wood is also Director of the Research Institute for Industry at Southampton and is the Technical Manager of MECS (Mechanical Engineering Consultancy Service) covering erosioncorrosion, surface engineering, tribology, and design. He has attracted over [pound]2.1M of research income and written 80 papers on Surface Engineering and Tribology related topics.


Section A: principles, concepts and trends: total tribology - the practice of considering tribology at all stages of the life cycle of interface components; the possible impact of tribology on future machine design; foresight - the experience of the materials panel and the potential for total tribology; materials in tribology - opportunities and challenges; hard tribological coatings - developments and applications; trends in lubrication; trends in fluid lubrication; use of solid lubricants; tribology - a key element in condition monitoring. Section B1 Practice - manufacturing: the role of tribology in manufacturing processes; product design for process capability; porous ceramic water hydrostatic bearings; design of abrasive machining processes; metal-working fluids and some of their environmental impacts; ecological and cost-efficient solutions for metal cutting fluids and machine tool lubrication. Section B2 Practice - transport powerplant: on the lubrication of power plants; tribology in aerospace; a tribological tour of the internal combustion engine; friction prediction and cold starting of diesel engines.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860583933
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781860583933
  • weight: 764
  • ISBN10: 1860583938

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