Lecture : Tribology (MAE644)


Tribology means rubbing and sliding, and defined as the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and related subjects. It includes a field of friction, lubrication, and wear.

In this course, basic concepts and application of tribology are covered to make students understand tribology and have an ability to apply it. For this, we learn geometric perperties and physical behavior of surface, contact mechanism, and friction and wear.


Surface and contact theory
Adhesion and friction
Mechanism of wear
Fluid film lubrication
Elastohydrodynamic and boundary lubrication


F. P. Bowden and D. Tabor, "The Friction and Lubrication of Solids"
B. Bhushan, "Principles and Application of Tribology", John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
K. C. Ludema, "Friction, Wear, Lubrication: A Textbook in Tribology"
J. Halling, "Principles of Tribology"

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