Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
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.
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