No other book provides the details of how to conduct tribotests, including their implications, how to avoid pitfalls, and which are most useful. This manual describes the many manifestations of friction wear and erosion and suggests specific tests that can be used to address problems. It gives guidance in determining if bench tests are appropriate for a problem and if so, which ones should be considered.
Describes 112 ASTM standards that apply to tribology problems
Contains schematics on 154 tribotesting devices
Contains 48 photos of worn parts to help readers identify wear modes
Contains more than 100 charts and line drawings presenting test results and trends
Touches on every aspect of tribotesting
Contains case histories of tribology problems that were solved by bench testing
Discusses alternates to testing, such as modeling and simulations
Addresses newer types of tribotests for nano and bio applications
And much more!
Thirteen chapters cover:
Identification of Different Types of Wear 1
Alternatives to Testing: Modeling/Simulation
Abrasive Wear Testing
Adhesive Wear Testing
Lubricated Wear Tests
Rolling Wear, Impact Wear, and Surface Fatigue Testing
Types of Friction and Friction Testing
Micro, Nano, and Bio Tribotests
Manual 56 is an excellent resource for newcomers to tribology and a useful reference for practicing tribologists.