June 27th, 2013

Our new book with a new theory of friction

M. Nosonovsky and V. Mortazavi "Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact" (CRC Press - Taylor & Francis, 2013)

- Shows how friction-induced instabilities and vibrations can lead to self-organized structures
- Combines mechanical and thermodynamic approaches to friction-induced instabilities
- Formulates a general stability criterion for mechanical, thermal, chemical, and other effects during sliding
- Relates friction-induced self-organization to novel self-lubricating and self-healing materials
- Shows how friction laws can be related to the second law of thermodynamics and explains the striking universality of Coulombian friction
- Discusses the entropic principles that govern the running-in transient processes
- Includes more than 100 illustrations, plus a four-page color insert