Introduction, history of tribology, early scientific studies of - friction, Wear Lubrication. Tribo-Surface preparations and characteristics. Surface contacts, Hertz contact stresses, residual stress, surface fatigue, creep, stress relaxation, fracture mechanics, elastic, visco elastic and plastic behavior of materials. Choice of materials.
Friction, laws of friction, rolling/sliding friction, theory of adhesion and abrasion, different mechanisms of friction , stick slip characteristics, interface temperature, thermal analysis, Molecular mechanical theory of friction, operating conditions and system parameters, calculations of coefficient of friction, design of friction devices.
Wear, different types of wear mechanisms, adhesive, abrasive impact,percussion erosion, fretting wear calculations of wear rate, two body/ three body wear, wear prevention, wear of metal cutting and metal forming tools, wear mapping of materials, cavitation, surface fatigue, corrosion, performance levels classifications and specifications of lubricants,
Lubrication, lubricants and additives, composition and properties of lubricants, maintenance of oil and emulsions, industrial hygiene aspects, technical regulations for lubricants. boundary/ mixed and fluid film lubrication, industrial methods of lubrications, SAE,BIS, ASTM, IP, DIN Standards.oil testings.wear and chemistry of lubricants.
Nano tribology, Instrumental tests,. Bearings, clutches and brakes, slide units, dynamic seals, Automobile applications, machine tools/ press machines applications. Other applications and case studies
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1 . Principles and applications of tribology, Bharat Bhushan, John Wiley& sons, ISBN 0 471
2. Tribology,, - lubrication ,friction and wear, I V Kragelsky and V V Alisin, Mir publication, ISBN 1 86058 288 5
3 . Applied Tribology,M M Khonsari and E. R. Booser, John Wiley, ISBN 0 471 28302 9
 Testing equipments of tribology.
 Various industrial applications of tribology.
 NEMS and MEMS applications
 Solid, liquid and mist/ gas lubricants.
 Surface coatings.
 Chemical analysis of materials
 Various simulations
AFM/ FFM , SFA, STM, studies.