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Entropy 2010, 12(5), 1021-1049; doi:10.3390/e12051021
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On the Thermodynamics of Friction and Wear―A Review

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Received: 17 March 2010 / Revised: 18 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 27 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and Friction Volume 2)
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Abstract

An extensive survey of the papers pertaining to the thermodynamic approach to tribosystems, particularly using the concept of entropy as a natural time base, is presented with a summary of the important contributions of leading researchers.
Keywords: friction; wear; energy dissipation; contact temperature; entropy production; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; self-organization friction; wear; energy dissipation; contact temperature; entropy production; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; self-organization
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Amiri, M.; Khonsari, M.M. On the Thermodynamics of Friction and Wear―A Review. Entropy 2010, 12, 1021-1049.

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