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Tribology: Science of Lubrication to Reduce Friction and Wear

Mazhar Iqbal
NIFFT, National Institute of foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Ranchi university

Abstract—In this ongoing project our objective is to study of elastic - plastic contact between two rough surfaces using lubricant to reduce the friction and wear between the two contact surfaces. As compared with the liquid lubricant we will use a thin layer of solid lubricant between the rough surfaces. This analysis will be based on the classical contact modeling of Hertzian stress-theory and Gaussian theory of elastic plastic contact with some primary assumptions needed for the formulation of the problem.

Index Terms—Tribology, Friction, Lubrication, Wear, Surface, Surface texture

Cite: Mazhar Iqbal, "Tribology: Science of Lubrication to Reduce Friction and Wear," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 648-668, July 2014.