Metals and ceramics

Koji Kato, Koshi Adachi

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Friction and wear can be kept low if the contact interface is well-lubricated. Even when the contact interface is not supplied with lubricants, friction and wear are changed by adsorbed gasses (Bowden et al., 1954) or by frictional repetition. This means that tribological properties are responses of a tribosystem that is lubricated on purpose or is under the effects of surroundings. Therefore, material properties of only one of two contacting bodies cannot be independently related to the tribological properties in a direct way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Tribology Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationVolume One: Principles of Tribology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780849377877
ISBN (Print)9780849384035
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1


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