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Wear Particles

The wear process results in generation of debris, or particles, of various size, shape, color distributions and chemical composition[1, 2, 3]. These distributions are dependent on normal load, sliding speed, environment and many other parameters[4]. […]

Corrosive Wear

Corrosive Wear

Corrosive wear occurs when the component operates in a corrosive media, liquid or gas [1, 2]. In this type of wear, the tribochemical reaction between corrosive agent and the bulk material generates a reaction (protective) […]

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Abrasive Wear

Abrasive wear occurs when a hard surface or hard particles pass over a soft surface, causing loss of material [1]. However, the abrasive grooves can be found on the wear tracks of the sliding friction […]

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Adhesive Wear

Adhesive wear occurs when two solids are in a sliding contact and the atomic bonding forces occurring between the materials on the interface are stronger than the strength of the surrounding area in either of […]

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Wear

Definition Wear is defined as a surface damage of one or all solid surfaces in contact subject to relative motion. Wear might have different patterns corresponding to various wear mechanisms. A surface can be subject […]

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Superlubricity

Superlubricity is a recently invented term in tribology, which is generally defined as the state, at which the friction coefficient is low. The definition of “low” is not quite clear, but it can be assumed […]

Da Vinci Tribology

Tribology

What is Tribology? Tribology is the science of friction, wear and lubrication and is truly interdisciplinary. It studies the interaction of moving surfaces and every aspect related to friction, wear, lubrication, adhesion, tribochemistry, etc. Tribology […]