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Tribology on the Inspec database

Tribology is the study of the engineering and physics of contacting surfaces, the main aspects being friction, lubrication and wear

Working in the field of Tribology? The Inspec database can  boost your research. It provides broad coverage of this subject, including mathematical mechanics, condensed matter physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, and applications in manufacturing and production engineering.

There are over 60,000 tribology records on the Inspec database,  with over 5000  new records added to the database each year.

Topics covered include

  • abrasives
  • adhesion
  • bearings
  • biodegradable lubricants
  • classical mechanics
  • continuum mechanics
  • cutting tools
  • engines
  • friction welding
  • green tribology
  • hardness
  • lubrication
  • sliding friction
  • machinery
  • protective coatings
  • prosthetic joints
  • rolling friction
  • stick-slip
  • surface roughness
  • wear
  • wear resistant coatings
  • wear testing

Key journals from around the world are abstracted  and indexed

  • Advanced Materials Research
  • Applied Surface Science
  • Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Composites Science and Technology
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Diamond and Related Materials
  • Diffusion and Defect Data Part B (Solid State Phenomena)
  • Industrial Lubrication and Tribology
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture
  • International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Aerospace Power
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • Journal of Materials Processing Technology
  • Journal of Materials Science
  • Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration
  • Journal of the European Ceramic Society
  • Journal of Tribology
  • Key Engineering Materials
  • Lubrication Science
  • Materials and Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials Science and Engineering: A (Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing)
  • Materials Science Forum
  • Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)
  • Precision Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B (Journal of Engineering Manufacture)
  • Proceedings of the Institution OF Mechanical Engineers, Part C (Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F (Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J (Journal of   Engineering Tribology)
  • Rare Metal Materials and Engineering
  • Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Surface Engineering
  • Transactions of the Nonferrous Metals Society of China
  • Thin Solid Films
  • Tribology Letters
  • Wear

Inspec Thesaurus terms

  • abrasion
  • biodegradable materials
  • braking
  • friction
  • friction welding
  • grinding
  • internal friction
  • lubrication
  • mechanical contact
  • polishing
  • rolling friction
  • seizure
  • sliding friction
  • stiction
  • tribology
  • triboelectricity
  • triboluminescence
  • wear
  • wear resistance

Main Inspec Classification codes

A4630PFriction, wear, adherence, hardness, mechanical contacts
A6220PTribology
A8140PFriction, lubrication and wear
E1710Engineering materials
E2140Tribology (mechanical engineering)