By Michael Nosonovsky, Bharat Bhushan
Tribology is the examine of friction, put on and lubrication. lately, the concept that of “green tribology” as “the technological know-how and expertise of the tribological points of ecological stability and of environmental and organic affects” used to be brought. the sector of eco-friendly tribology contains tribological expertise that mimics dwelling nature (biomimetic surfaces) and therefore is predicted to be environmentally pleasant, the keep an eye on of friction and put on that's of significance for strength conservation and conversion, environmental elements of lubrication and floor amendment suggestions, and tribological elements of eco-friendly functions reminiscent of wind-power generators or sunlight panels. This publication is the 1st complete quantity on eco-friendly tribology. The chapters are ready through best specialists of their fields and canopy such issues as biomimetics, environmentally pleasant lubrication, tribology of wind generators and renewable assets of power, and ecological influence of recent applied sciences of floor treatment.
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Friction and wear are usually viewed as irreversible processes, which lead to energy dissipation (friction) and M. Nosonovsky (&) Á V. edu V. edu M. Nosonovsky and B. 1007/978-3-642-23681-5_3, Ó Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 41 42 M. Nosonovsky and V. Mortazavi material deterioration (wear). On the other hand, it is known that under certain circumstances frictional sliding can result in the formation (self-organization) of spatial and temporal patterns. Friction-induced self-organization has a significant potential for the development of self-lubricating, self-healing, and self-cleaning materials, which can reduce environmental contamination, and thus it is relevant to green tribology.
Nosonovsky College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA B. Bhushan (&) Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2), The Ohio State University, 201 W. edu M. Nosonovsky and B. 1007/978-3-642-23681-5_2, Ó Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 25 26 M. Nosonovsky and B. 1 Introduction Wetting of rough surfaces is a complex problem which continues to attract scientists, in particular due to the emergence of new materials with controlled surface micro-, nano-, and hierarchical structure.
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