Does the the field of tribology include the study of adhesives?

Does the field of Tribology include the study of adhesives in addition to the study of lubricants?

No, it does not.

I do not think that adhesive science people have managed to come up with a fancy name like the lubrication folks.

• I was thinking tribology was a generalized study of the physical interaction of material surfaces. It seems like a very narrow specialization. May 10 at 5:12
• It is only the study of wear between bodies.
– jko
May 10 at 12:05
• FYI, and in case you did not know already, the first part of the name tribo is a derivate of the greek word for friction or generally the act of rubbing something against something else.
– Ma0
May 10 at 15:00
• As long as we're mangling greek stems, I suggest "kratology" based on similar principles as the "tribiology". May 10 at 18:47
• @MadPhysicist I know what tribology is, but tribiology? May 10 at 21:42