Schmid, Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication
, Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, USA, 2004.
Other topics include characterizing solid surfaces, adhesion, interface temperatures of sliding surfaces, fluid film lubrication
, boundary lubrication and lubricants, friction and wear screening test methods, and components and applications.
Joyce began by looking at the roughness of the articulating surfaces, which were designed to operate under fluid film lubrication, to keep the two surfaces separate, using synovial fluid which is produced naturally in the body.
To achieve that fluid film lubrication there would need to be a mirror finish on both components," says Joyce.
If two mating surfaces during operating conditions are completely separated by lubricant film, such a type of lubrication is called fluid film lubrication
He noted that the focus of the book is to improve the understanding of friction, lubrication and fatigue -- a fresh approach to tribology that links advances in applied mathematics with fundamental problems in tribology related to contact elasticity, fracture mechanics and fluid film lubrication
The study of non-Newtonian fluids has attracted the attention of several researchers, partly because of their practical applications in engineering and industry, like fluid film lubrication
, the analysis of the polymers in a chemical engineering, and so forth, and partly because of the academic interest in the study of various fluid flow problems.
Subsequent coverage encompasses adhesion, friction, interface temperature, fluid film lubrication
, boundary lubrication, nanotribology, tribological components and applications, and green tribology and biomimetics, among other topics.