Friction
Score: 4
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Friction


  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400830596


Friction Book Description :

A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. She focuses on one particular "zone of awkward engagement"--the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward ch...

Physics of Sliding Friction

Physics of Sliding Friction


  • Author : Bo N.J. Persson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401587051


Physics of Sliding Friction Book Description :

The study of sliding friction is one of the oldest problems in physics, and certainly one of the most important from a practical point of view. Low-friction surfaces are in increasingly high demand for high-tech components such as computer storage systems, miniature motors, and aerospace devices. It has been estimated that about 5% of the gross national product in the developed countries is "wasted" on friction and the related wear. In spite of this, remarkable little is understood about the fundamental, microscopic processes responsible for friction and wear. The topic of interfacial sliding has experienced a major burst of in terest and activity since 1987, much of which has developed quite independently and spontaneously. This volume contains cont...

Friction
Score: 4.5
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Friction


  • Author : Clark McCauley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-14
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0199781125


Friction Book Description :

This accessible book identifies twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence. Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization, and the book describes pathways to terrorism to demonstrate the twelve mechanisms at work. Written by two psychologists who are acknowledged radicalization experts and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security, Friction draws heavily on case histories. The case material is wide-ranging - drawn from Russia in the late 1800s, the US in the 1970s, and the radical Islam encouraged by the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Taken together, the twelve mechanisms show how unexceptional people are moved to exceptiona...

The Friction and Lubrication of Solids

The Friction and Lubrication of Solids


  • Author : F. P. Bowden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0198507771


The Friction and Lubrication of Solids Book Description :

This classic work, originally published in 1950, was a landmark in the development of the subject of tribology. When it was first published, one reviewer wrote that it 'marks the beginning of a new epoch in the study of friction and lubrication .... The most interesting and comprehensive work on a single branch of physics I have ever read.' For the 1986 reprint David Tabor wrote a new preface, reviewing developments in the subject in the 36 years since the book first appeared. He has also added an appreciation of the life and work of F.P. Bowden, who died in 1968....

Friction Stir Welding and Processing

Friction Stir Welding and Processing


  • Author : Rajiv Sharan Mishra
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319070438


Friction Stir Welding and Processing Book Description :

This book lays out the fundamentals of friction stir welding and processing and builds toward practical perspectives. The authors describe the links between the thermo-mechanical aspects and the microstructural evolution and use of these for the development of the friction stir process as a broader metallurgical tool for microstructural modification and manufacturing. The fundamentals behind the practical aspects of tool design, process parameter selection and weld related defects are discussed. Local microstructural refinement has enabled new concepts of superplastic forming and enhanced low temperature forming. The collection of friction stir based technologies is a versatile set of solid state manufacturing tools....

Control of Machines with Friction

Control of Machines with Friction


  • Author : Brian Armstrong-Hélouvry
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461539728


Control of Machines with Friction Book Description :

It is my ambition in writing this book to bring tribology to the study of control of machines with friction. Tribology, from the greek for study of rubbing, is the discipline that concerns itself with friction, wear and lubrication. Tribology spans a great range of disciplines, from surface physics to lubrication chemistry and engineering, and comprises investigators in diverse specialities. The English language tribology literature now grows at a rate of some 700 articles per year. But for all of this activity, in the three years that I have been concerned with the control of machines with friction, I have but once met a fellow controls engineer who was aware that the field existed, this including many who were concerned with friction. In this vein ...

Sliding Friction
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sliding Friction


  • Author : Bo Persson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2000-06-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3540671927


Sliding Friction Book Description :

The ability to produce durable low-friction surfaces and lubricant fluids has become an important factor in the miniaturization of moving components in many technological devices, e.g., magnetic storage, recording systems, miniature motors and many aerospace components. This book will be useful to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers who need to understand sliding friction. This second edition covers several new topics including friction on superconductors, simulations of the layering transition, nanoindentation, wear in combustion engines, rolling and sliding of carbon nanotubes, and the friction dynamics of granular materials....

Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics

Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics


  • Author : John Jewett Henry
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Pavements
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0309068746


Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics Book Description :

This synthesis report will be of interest to pavement design, construction, management, and research engineers, highway safety officials, and others concerned with pavement friction characteristics. It describes the current state of the practice and discusses the methods used for evaluating wet pavement friction characteristics of new and restored pavements. This synthesis reviews models used for measuring and evaluating friction and texture, causes for friction changes over time, and aggregate and mix design to provide adequate friction. Also presented are construction and surface restoration practices for providing good pavement surface characteristics. In addition, considerations of noise and ride quality are discussed when compromise may be requi...

Friction and Wear of Polymers

Friction and Wear of Polymers


  • Author : G.M. Bartenev
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1981-11-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 008087570X


Friction and Wear of Polymers Book Description :

Friction and Wear of Polymers...

Friction  Wear  Lubrication

Friction Wear Lubrication


  • Author : Kenneth C Ludema
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439821895


Friction Wear Lubrication Book Description :

The result of Kenneth C Ludema's 35 years of teaching and research, Friction, Wear, Lubrication: A Textbook in Tribology presents a broad view of the many aspects of tribology. All major aspects of this discipline are included, from mechanical to materials to chemical to mechanics. Ludema's key research areas - marginally lubricated wear and friction - will be of special interest to readers who would like to find reliable and useful data on friction and wear rates. Written primarily as a text/reference, this informative volume describes how to solve design problems in friction and wear. By applying close and informed observation of presently operating tribological systems, along with careful design of simulative tests, readers can develop their own c...