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Tribotronics: towards active tribology
Luleå University of Technology, Division of Machine Elements.
2008 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, Vol. 41, no 9-10, 934-939 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A constant trend towards more compact mechanical systems with higher power densities and increased thermo-mechanical loads emphasises the importance of the development of new design approaches and novel tribological systems. Ignoring this may cause a significant slow down in technological and industrial development. Tribotronics or active tribology based on adaptive performance is thought of as being critical in the implementation of smart machine concepts. Recognition of the importance of tribotronics, or active control of system loss outputs, such as those through friction and wear will have significant beneficial economic consequences as a result of the associated accelerated rate of technological progress. These smart tribotronic systems can be embedded in a great variety of machines and mechanisms. If this integration is made at the design stage, products that are more flexible, efficient and reliable can be produced. The concept of tribotronics is presented and discussed in this paper. Some illustrativeexamples that show the feasibility of an “active” approach are given. In addition, various possibilities already reported in literature are discussed.

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2008. Vol. 41, no 9-10, 934-939 p.
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new design approach, novel tribological systems, embedded systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80649DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2007.03.001ISI: 000257736800017OAI: diva2:496876
QC 20120217Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-02-17Bibliographically approved

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