Undergraduate Course in Tribology

We teach an undergraduate course 'Tribology of Machine Elements'. The aim is to familiarise engineering students with the basic concepts of tribology which would be useful in choosing and designing various tribological machine elements like bearings, gears, cams and seals.

Exploded ball bearing

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Tribology - Tribological Failure Analysis
  2. Wear Analysis Process
  3. Wear Mechanisms
  4. Surface Examination and Characterisation
  5. Contact Mechanics
  6. Roughness, hardness, friction
  7. Wear Testing
  8. Wear Modelling and Mapping
  9. Surface Engineering
  10. Lubrication and Lubricants: Properties of Lubricants
  11. Lubrication and Lubricants: Lubrication Regimes
  12. Lubrication and Lubricants: Design of Lubricants
  13. Hydrodynamic Lubrication: Reynold’s Equation
  14. Hydrodynamic Lubrication: Fluid Wedges & Pad Bearings
  15. Hydrodynamic Lubrication: Plain Journal Bearings
  16. Elasto-hydrodynamic Lubrication

If you would like copies of any course materials (free of charge) please contact us.

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