Entropy in Tribology: in the Search for Applications

  title={Entropy in Tribology: in the Search for Applications},
  author={Michael Nosonovsky},
The paper discusses the concept of entropy as applied to friction and wear. Friction and wear are classical examples of irreversible dissipative processes, and it is widely recognized that entropy generation is their important quantitative measure. On the other hand, the use of thermodynamic methods in tribology remains controversial and questions about the practical usefulness of these methods are often asked. A significant part of entropic tribological research was conducted in Russia since… CONTINUE READING