About the book
Since the seminal Jost's report in the sixties, Tribology is closely related to maintenance. Herein, the subjects that are addressed in Tribology-Based Maintenance are related to the efficiency, durability, and reliability of machine elements. Contact mechanics and elastohydrodynamic lubrication are the foundation to design efficient and reliable tribological systems. Condition monitoring is essential to avoid unpredictable and expensive disturbances, failure and shut down in industrial production and transportation. Components and lubricant integrity/failure analysis provide proper feedback on the design and condition monitoring. By bringing together these three fields of knowledge with several business cases, this book will serve as a guide to define the best strategies to maintain and improve tribological systems. Therefore, strategies to control machinery reliability and efficiency to predict its future performance, such as instrumentation and modeling, will be provided and will be backed-up on techniques to characterize the current state of machinery components along with a proper understanding of trends and physical laws influencing the progress of machinery deterioration.