Wear Analysis for Engineers

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 20 June 2008


(2008), "Wear Analysis for Engineers", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 60 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2008.01860dad.004



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Wear Analysis for Engineers

Article Type: Book review From: Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 60, Issue 4.

R.G. Bayer HNB Publishing, 250 W. 78th St, New York, NY 10024ISBN: 0-9664286-5-XLibrary of Congress Control Number: 2001097043Web site: www.hnbpub.com

Wear analysis is the use of equations and models to evaluate wear behavior to identify non-material solutions or elements in a solution to wear problems, as well as select materials. For example, wear analysis can yield changes in contact geometry, roughness, and tolerance. While wear behavior is complex, useful wear analyses often are not. The wear analysis approach in this book treats wear and wear behavior as a system property.

The wear analysis method explained in this book can be used for resolving wear problems as well as developing designs to obtain acceptable wear performances. The emphasis is on general trends, concepts, and relationships for wear that are typically important in engineering. Adhesive, deformation, chemical, thermal, and tribofilm mechanisms are discussed in detail, as are design factors, macro- and micro- tribosystems, wear scar features, examination techniques, and lubrication. The interactions of different types of wear such as sliding, rolling, impact, and abrasive wear are modeled. The range of wear situations covered extends from mild to severe wear and includes special types of wear such as fretting and galling.

The wear analysis method is developed using numerous equations and is illustrated with more than 130 figures (including more than 80 micrographs). Its implementation is demonstrated with several detailed case studies and extensive compilations of wear data in dozens of tables and five appendixes. For situations where more detailed information is required, the discussion is supplemented with 220 references.

The book is an invaluable resource for practicing design and mechanical engineers, university-level courses in mechanical and materials engineering, tribologists, reliability engineers, and failure analysis engineers.