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Entropy 2010, 12(2), 275-288; doi:10.3390/e12020275

Self-Organization during Friction in Complex Surface Engineered Tribosystems

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main St., W. Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7, Canada
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Railway Transport Research Institute, Moscow 29851, Russia
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Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe, Hyogo 651–2271, Japan
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Micro Materials Ltd., Wrexham LL13 7YP, UK
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Surface Phenomena Research Group, CNIICHERMET, Moscow 105005, Russia
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Received: 15 October 2009 / Revised: 5 January 2010 / Accepted: 23 February 2010 / Published: 25 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and Friction Volume 2)
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Abstract

Self-organization during friction in complex surface engineered tribosystems is investigated. The probability of self-organization in these complex tribosystems is studied on the basis of the theoretical concepts of irreversible thermodynamics. It is shown that a higher number of interrelated processes within the system result in an increased probability of self-organization. The results of this thermodynamic model are confirmed by the investigation of the wear performance of a novel Ti0.2Al0.55Cr0.2Si0.03Y0.02N/Ti0.25Al0.65Cr0.1N (PVD) coating with complex nano-multilayered structure under extreme tribological conditions of dry high-speed end milling of hardened H13 tool steel. View Full-Text
Keywords: friction; entropy; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; composite materials friction; entropy; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; composite materials
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Fox-Rabinovich, G.S.; Gershman, I.S.; Yamamoto, K.; Biksa, A.; Veldhuis, S.C.; Beake, B.D.; Kovalev, A.I. Self-Organization during Friction in Complex Surface Engineered Tribosystems. Entropy 2010, 12, 275-288.

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