APPLICATION OF SYSTEMS TECHNIQUES TO THE STUDY OF WEAR

Systems theory analyses a system in terms of its structure, i.e., a set of elements, the relations between the elements and their properties. The relations between elements of a mechanical system are transactions of work, entropy, material and information, where the first three quantities are of prime concern in the tribological processes of friction and wear. Tribological processes can be displayed schematically on a tribo-process diagram representing the transactions in friction wear. This is an aid to a rational organization of the basic concepts and mechanisms which is discussed with particular reference to wear.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Int Conf on Wear of Mater, St. Louis, Mo. April 25-28, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Molgaard, J
    • Czichos, H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 30-35

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM