(9) What is tribology?

Tribology is the science of lubrication, friction and wear. It is therefore of major importance in developing a fuller understanding of the artificial hip joint. The modelling work will analyse the bearing performance and predict the wear of the surface throughout the joint life. This will be used to inform the artificial joint design, and ultimately result in an optimised bearing. It will be further extended to consider the corrosion of the joint surface in the development of a new model for the tribo-corrosion of an artificial joint.

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