Introduction to friction and wear in unlubricated contacts

Published: 9 November 2010

The main goal is to give you basic understanding of tribology of lubricated contacts.

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When the student has finished the course he or she will be able to:
• understand the difference between plastic and elastic contact
• understand the mechanisms of friction and when the different mechanisms dominate
• understand the relations between friction and wear
• discuss and interpret friction curves from lab tests
• describe the most important mechanisms of wear and surface deterioration
• discuss the significance of surface transformations on the friction and wear behaviour
• describe the most important mechanisms of wear and surface deterioration
• discuss possible failure criteria in relation to wear of different tribological applications

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