Only a few of the available books on tribology contain the wealth of data and information that "Lubrication, Friction and Wear" provides. The material is very practical in nature and is in a form directly useable by engineers involved with design and troubleshooting on tribological devices. This work, edited by tribologist Professor Kragelsky, has been republished with the benefit of additional interpretative material by Professor Nikolai Myshkin and Dr Mark I. Petrokovets, to provide a valuable reference source. The extra data, along with the original material, make this comprehensive volume a "must have" for all tribologists. "Tribology - Lubrication, Friction and Wear" brings together information that is not readily available elsewhere. Some of the basic tribological theories developed by the authors differ from the equivalent theories found in "the West", and having these alternatives documented in one volume is invaluable. This is an important volume in the "Tribology in Practice Series" which aims to be accessible and industry-relevant bringing the latest developments in tribological research, as well as established ideas and techniques, to bear on real engineering problems.
The contact of solids; calculation of coefficients of external friction and preliminary displacement; calculation of wear rate; calculation of tribological joints for wear; choice of materials for rubbing parts; metals for rubbing components; metallic antifriction materials; manufacturing methods for improving the wear resistance of materials and tribological joints; lubrication and additives; thermal stability of boundary lubrication films and solid lubrication films and solid lubricant films; friction and wear in aggressive media; abrasive wear; friction in vacuum; friction at low temperatures; fretting; friction and oscillations; selective transfer; theory of elastohydrodynamic lubrication; rolling bearings; sliding bearings; transmissions; machine guide way; cylinder-and-piston assembly components; seals; friction devices; stationary joints; friction and wear of vehicle wheels; friction and wear of metal-cutting and metal forming tools; flexible drive elements; fricton and wear of electric contacts; appendices and tables.