Nanotribology: Heat Production and Dissipative Processes in Friction

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Rühle2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. H. Gleiter3
  1. R. Bassani and
  2. M. D'Acunto

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760622X.ch50

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

How to Cite

Bassani, R. and D'Acunto, M. (2000) Nanotribology: Heat Production and Dissipative Processes in Friction, in Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9 (eds M. Rühle and H. Gleiter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760622X.ch50

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Seestraße 92, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione. Università di Pisa, Pisa Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301911

Online ISBN: 9783527606221

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Keywords:

  • interface controlled materials;
  • nanotribology;
  • dissipative processes in friction;
  • Frenkel-Kontorova-Tomlinson (FKT) model

Summary

This report is a theoretical and numerical analysis on dissipative processes in nanometers scale due to kinetic friction in a simple one-dimensional model between two atomically flat surfaces, so called Frenkel-Kontorova-Tomlinson (FKT) model. FKT model is a ductile system to study several properties for sliding surface, in particular to study the mechanism by which mechanical energy is dissipated when one body slides upon another. In condition of constant equilibrium temperature kinetic friction shows a regular intermittent behaviour between frictionless and non zero friction states in sliding process. Considering increasing temperature due to non equilibrium pumping of energy in sliding process intermittent frictionless states are destroyed. Moreover, in this paper FKT model is used in order to study the mechanisms by which mechanical energy is exchanged and dissipated when one body slides upon another. To this purpose we will show that determinant is the validity of heat Fourier law in FKT model.