Academic Catalog

ME560 TRIBOLOGY

Course Code: 5690560
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. METN AKKK
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Dry surface friction. Frictional interface and friction theories. Interface temperature during unlubricated sliding. Wear mechanism. Adhesive, abrasive, corrosive and other types of wear. Wear measurement. Properties of lubricants. Boundary lubrication. Viscosity variation with temperature and pressure. Hydrodynamic lubrication: Reynolds equation. Hydrostatic bearing design. Energy equation. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication. (S)