Friction, wear, and erosion are major issues in mechanical engineering and materials science, resulting in major costs to businesses operating in the automotive, biomedical, petroleum/oil/gas, and structural engineering industries. The good news is, by understanding what friction, wear, or erosion mode predominates in a mechanism or device, you can

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

Glossary of Tribology Terms

chapter 3|20 pages

Adhesive Wear

chapter 4|24 pages


chapter 5|12 pages

Rolling Contact Fatigue

chapter 6|10 pages

Impact Wear

chapter 7|12 pages

Lubricated Wear

chapter 8|14 pages


chapter 9|14 pages

Solid Particle Erosion

chapter 10|10 pages

Liquid Droplet Erosion

chapter 11|26 pages

Sliding Friction

chapter 12|16 pages

Rolling Friction

chapter 13|12 pages

Materials for Friction, Wear, and Erosion

chapter 14|24 pages

Surface Engineering Processes and Materials

chapter 15|12 pages

Wear and Erosion Solutions