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tri·bol·o·gy

(tri-bol'ŏ-jē),
The study of friction and its effects in biologic systems, especially in regard to articulated surfaces of the skeleton.
[G. tribō, to rub, + logos, study]
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tribology

(trĭ-bŏl′ō-jē)
The study of the effect of friction on the body, esp. the articulating joints.
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Tribologists had suspected that, compared to a liquid in bulk form, thin films of a lubricant - on the order of about five molecules, or 20 angstroms, thick - might become perhaps twice as viscous.
Tribologists break these classifications further into subsets, and also include elastohydrodynamic friction, which accounts for deformation of the solid surfaces.
Veteran tribologists will find the guide useful as a reference for ASTM test numbers and test details.
The book is aimed at practicing tribologists and researchers, as well as anyone concerned with tribology issues on a microscale or smaller level.
Sponsored and co-published by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, this is part of three-volume handbook intended to provide up-to-date information on the science and technology of friction, lubrication, and wear.
Lauer received the award at the annual Joint Conference of ASME and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, which was held this month in San Diego.
The Failure Atlas for Hertz Contact Machine Elements aids design engineers, tribologists, materials scientists, and failure diagnosticians in identifying and diagnosing failure modes and their causes.