Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • understand that surfaces that feel smooth to the touch and look smooth to the naked eye actually are not on a fine scale
  • appreciate that two nominally flat surfaces are only in contact at certain points ("asperities")
  • gain a more in-depth knowledge of friction and why it occurs
  • know about different types of lubricant and why lubrication affects friction
  • be aware of different types of wear processes