Elements of Friction Theory and Nanotribology

Elements of Friction Theory and Nanotribology

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Enrico Gnecco, Ernst Meyer
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 4/30/2015
EAN 9781107006232, ISBN10: 1107006236

Hardcover, 318 pages, 26.2 x 18.3 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Combining the classical theories of contact mechanics and lubrication with the study of friction on the nanometer range, this multi-scale book for researchers and students alike guides the reader deftly through the mechanisms governing friction processes, based on state-of-the-art models and experimental results. The first book in the field to incorporate recent research on nanotribology with classical theories of contact mechanics, this unique text explores atomic scale scratches, non-contact friction and fishing of molecular nanowires as observed in the lab. Beginning with simple key concepts, the reader is guided through progressively more complex topics, such as contact of self-affine surfaces and nanomanipulation, in a consistent style, encompassing both macroscopic and atomistic descriptions of friction, and using unified notations to enable use by physicists and engineers across the scientific community.

1. Introduction
2. Dry friction and damped oscillators
Part I. Elastic Contacts
3. Elements of theory of elasticity
4. Normal contacts
5. Tangential contacts
6. Elastic rolling
7. Beams, plates and layered materials
Part II. Advanced Contact Mechanics
8. Rough contacts
9. Viscoelastic contacts
10. Adhesive contacts
11. Thermal and electric effects
12. Plastic contacts
13. Fracture
14. Stick-slip
Part III. Nanotribology
15. Atomic-scale stick-slip
16. Atomic-scale stick-slip in two dimensions
17. Instrumental and computational methods in nanotribology
18. Experimental results in nanotribology
19. Nanomanipulation
20. Wear on the nanoscale
21. Non-contact friction
Part IV. Lubrication
22. Drag in a viscous fluid
23. Lubrication
24. Viscous phenomena in confined or spreading liquids
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C