Tribology and corrosion
The application of tribology in engineering is used to study friction, wear and lubrication. Wear processes are analysed by means of a so-called tribological system and are described by “systemic” loss variables.
Corrosion refers to the reaction of a metallic material to its environment, which causes a measurable change in the material. This can lead to impairment of the function of a metal component or a whole system.