Accession Number : ADA085406


Title :   Fundamentals of Tribology; Proceedings of the International Conference on the Fundamentals of Tribology held at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE


Personal Author(s) : Suh, Nam P ; Saka, Nannaji


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085406.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 1184


Abstract : Tribology -- the science of friction, wear and lubrication -- is a burgeoning field rich in opportunities and at the same time in need of critical assessment. Notwithstanding the enormous strides made during the past three decades, tribology is still one of the least developed scientific fields both because of the limited attention it has received and because of its complex and interdisciplinary nature. The field abounds with conflicting theories. There are only a few theoretical models that can be used as the basis for design of materials, and surfaces in relative motion. The International Conference on Fundamentals of Tribology was organized to review the state of knowledge and to explore the exciting and important areas of research. To achieve these goals, leading scientists and engineers were invited to present definitive review papers and results of their recent research covering all aspects of tribology. They together with the other attendees of the conference made important contributions toward a better understanding of the subject through discussions. In compiling these proceedings the papers were carefully read and edited for accuracy, continuity and readability. The discussions were transcribed from the recordings made at the time of the conference and then edited. An effort was made to convey the spirit as well as the content of the discussions. Our editorial task has been made bearable, and even enjoyable, by the thought- provoking ideas expressed by the discussors. It is strongly recommended that the discussions be read in addition to the reviews and contributed papers to gain a proper perspective on the subject matter.


Descriptors :   *MONITORING , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , *WEAR RESISTANCE , *FRICTION , *MACHINES , SLIDING CONTACTS , SLIDING FRICTION , BEARINGS , SCIENTISTS , WEAR , MOTION , SYMPOSIA , INTERNATIONAL


Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE