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Green Tribology

Biomimetics, Energy Conservation and Sustainability

Nosonovsky, Michael, Bhushan, Bharat (Eds.)

2012, XIV, 634 p.

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  • - presents green tribology - important for lubrication engineering - gives information on biomimetic surfaces, self-cleaning surfaces, surface-healing and friction in living nature - important chapter on the Lotus effect and surface microstructuring - practical information on antifouling surfaces and tribology of wind power turbines
Tribology is the study of friction, wear and lubrication. Recently, the concept of “green tribology” as “the science and technology of the tribological aspects of ecological balance and of environmental and biological impacts” was introduced. The field of green tribology includes tribological technology that mimics living nature (biomimetic surfaces) and thus is expected to be environmentally friendly, the control of friction and wear that is of importance for energy conservation and conversion, environmental aspects of lubrication and surface modification techniques, and tribological aspects of green applications such as wind-power turbines or solar panels. This book is the first comprehensive volume on green tribology. The chapters are prepared by leading experts in their fields and cover such topics as biomimetics, environmentally friendly lubrication, tribology of wind turbines and renewable sources of energy, and ecological impact of new technologies of surface treatment.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Friction in Living Nature - Green Tribology - Lubrication Engineering - Self-Lubrication in Nature and Engineering - Tribology of Wind Power TurbinesTr

Related subjects » Condensed Matter Physics - Energy Technology - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings - Sustainable Development

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