By Hooshang Heshmat
To this aspect, the sphere of lubrication has been conceptualized utilizing numerous noncontiguous modes of operation — boundary, fluid-film, and dry and strong lubrication. Engineers and analysts have lengthy needed to take care of outdated facts that many tribological units, akin to flat floor and centrally pivoted sliders, can act as conceivable bearings — contradicting simple hydrodynamic conception.
Tribology of Interface Layers introduces a brand new suggestion in which disparate modes are proven to truly be specific stages of a tribological continuum spanning a big selection of fabric lubricants. the writer information those phenomena and offers a unique definition of lubricants as intermediate layers.
Explores the phenomenon of continuum spectrum as utilized to new powder lubrication technology
The e-book illustrates that opposite to prior realizing, a number of the lubrication modes — from dry to hydrodynamic to powder lubrication — all overlap one another inside of a tribological spectral continuum. It additionally elucidates the truth that bearings, seals, dampers, and related units utilizing submicron powder lubricants own quasi-hydrodynamic features reminiscent of traditional fluid movies. equally, powder movies own quasi-hydrodynamic gains that permit them to behave as traditional fluid movie bearings. the sphere of tribology has regularly been offered by way of disparate regimes, yet this system of type lacked adequate rigor. This quantity explains that characterization and remedy of anyone regime may perhaps require the simultaneous accounting of a number of varied modalities which are found in a selected mode of operation. according to experimental and theoretical paintings, this article indicates how the interdependence of powder and hydrodynamic lubrication exemplifies that perpetuity in tribological processes.
Author Hooshang Heshmat used to be to be had for a ebook signing on the 2010 STLE Meeting.
Dr. Heshmat used to be the 2007 recipient of the Mayo D. Hersey Award, bestowed on anyone in acceptance of unusual and non-stop contributions over a considerable time period to the development of the technological know-how and engineering of tribology.
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