Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact

Michael Nosonovsky, Vahid Mortazavi

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August 9, 2013 by CRC Press
Monograph - 333 Pages - 11 Color & 102 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466504011 - CAT# K14503

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Features

  • Shows how friction-induced instabilities and vibrations can lead to self-organized structures
  • Combines mechanical and thermodynamic approaches to friction-induced instabilities
  • Formulates a general stability criterion for mechanical, thermal, chemical, and other effects during sliding
  • Relates friction-induced self-organization to novel self-lubricating and self-healing materials
  • Shows how friction laws can be related to the second law of thermodynamics and explains the striking universality of Coulombian friction
  • Discusses the entropic principles that govern the running-in transient processes
  • Includes more than 100 illustrations, plus a four-page color insert

Summary

Many scientists and engineers do not realize that, under certain conditions, friction can lead to the formation of new structures at the interface, including in situ tribofilms and various patterns. In turn, these structures—usually formed by destabilization of the stationary sliding regime—can lead to the reduction of friction and wear. Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact combines the mechanical and thermodynamic methods in tribology, thus extending the field of mechanical friction-induced vibrations to non-mechanical instabilities and self-organization processes at the frictional interface. The book also relates friction-induced self-organization to novel biomimetic materials, such as self-lubricating, self-cleaning, and self-healing materials.

Explore Friction from a Different Angle—as a Fundamental Force of Nature

The book begins with an exploration of friction as a fundamental force of nature throughout the history of science. It then introduces general concepts related to vibrations, instabilities, and self-organization in the bulk of materials and at the interface. After presenting the principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics as they apply to the interface, the book formulates the laws of friction and highlights important implications. The authors also analyze wear and lubrication. They then turn their attention to various types of friction-induced vibration, and practical situations and applications where these vibrations are important. The final chapters consider various types of friction-induced self-organization and how these effects can be used for novel self-lubricating, self-cleaning, and self-healing materials.

From Frictional Instabilities to Friction-Induced Self-Organization

Drawing on the authors’ original research, this book presents a new, twenty-first century perspective on friction and tribology. It shows how friction-induced instabilities and vibrations can lead to self-organized structures, and how understanding the structure–property relationships that lead to self-organization is key to designing "smart" biomimetic materials.