1st Edition

Biotribology Emerging Technologies and Applications

    250 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biotribology includes tribological phenomena of natural and implant surface interactions under relative motion in the human body. Biotribology: Emerging Technologies and Applications disseminates ideas and research trends in biotribology and presents pioneering recent research advances impacting the field, focusing on the roles of mathematics, chemistry, physics, materials, and mechanical engineering.

    • Discusses lubrication of joint replacements, computational modeling of biotribology and multibody biomechanical models
    • Describes metal-organic frameworks, medical friction pairs, and electrochemical techniques to tribocorrosion tests
    • Covers state of the art and future technological developments and applications, as well as challenges and opportunities

    Biotribology is an important and growing field, and the topics covered in this book will be of great interest to the international tribology community, appealing to readers working in the fields of materials science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, and related areas.

    Chapter 1 Recent Developments in Biotribology

    T. V. V. L. N. Rao, Salmiah Kasolang, Guoxin Xie, Jitendra Kumar Katiyar and Ahmad Majdi Abdul Rani

    Chapter 2 Lubrication of Hip and Knee Joint Replacements: The Contribution of Experiments and Numerical Modeling

    D. Nečas, M. Marian and Y. Sawae

    Chapter 3 Computational Modeling of Biotribology on Artificial Knee Joints

    Liming Shu, Xijin Hua and Naohiko Sugita

    Chapter 4 Development of a Multibody Biomechanical Model of the Human Upper Limb

    Alessandro Ruggiero and Alessandro Sicilia

    Chapter 5 Metal-Organic Frameworks-Polymer Composites for Practical Applications: Compatibility, Processability, and Biotribology Studies

    J. A. Sánchez-Fernández, Rodrigo Cué-Sampedro and Domingo Ricardo Flores-Hernandez

    Chapter 6 The Use of C.P. Titanium in Medical Friction Pairs

    S. Ye. Sheykin, I. M. Pohrelyuk and O. V. Tkachuk

    Chapter 7 Electrochemical Techniques Applied to the Tribocorrosion Tests: Advantages and Limitations of Stationary and Non-Stationary Methods

    J. A. C. Ponciano Gomes and C. D. R. Barros

    Chapter 8 Future Outlooks in Biotribology

    T. V. V. L. N. Rao, Salmiah Kasolang, Guoxin Xie, Jitendra Kumar Katiyar and Ahmad Majdi Abdul Rani



    Dr. T V V L N Rao has been Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology since December 2017. He received a PhD in Tribology of fluid film bearings from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2000, and M. Tech in Mechanical Manufacturing Technology from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in 1994. Prior to joining SRM, he served as faculty member at LNMIIT, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, and BITS Pilani at Pilani and Dubai campuses. Dr. Rao is a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Malaysian Tribology Society and Tribology Society of India. Dr. Rao has 20 years of teaching and research experience in Mechanical, Design and Manufacturing Engineering, with special research emphasis in bearings, lubrication and tribology. Dr. Rao has executed (co-executed) several internationally funded research grants. He has authored (co-authored) over 120 publications.

    Prof. Dr. Salmiah Kasolang is currently the Rector of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Pulau Pinang Branch. Her research interest is in Tribology specifically in hydrodynamic lubrication. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and later pursued her Masters degree in Manufacturing System Engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia UPM. She did her PhD in the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Prof. Rob Dwyer-Joyce. She has an administrative experience for 9 years as the Deputy Dean (7 years from 2009 to 2015) and Dean (5 years from 2015 to 2020). She is actively leading a Tribology research group in UiTM with more than 100 indexed publications. Her engagement with MYTRIBOS has enabled her linked up with other tribologists in Malaysia. Currently, she is the President of Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS). She is also the President of Society of Mechanical Engineering Liveliness SOMEL, which promotes many aspects of engineering including but not limited to education, research, industry-community engagement, engineering art, and engineering life style.

    Dr Guoxin Xie received his doctoral degree at Tsinghua University, China, in 2010, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. After that, he spent two years at State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, China for postdoctoral research. From 2012 to 2014, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, for another two years’ postdoctoral research. Since 2014, he has worked at Tsinghua University as a Tenure-track Associate Professor. His research interests include solid lubrication, electric contact lubrication, thin film lubrication, etc. He has published more than 80 referred papers in international journals. He won several important academic awards, such as Chinese Thousands of Young Talents, the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of China, and Ragnar Holm Plaque from KTH, Sweden.

    Dr. Jitendra Kumar Katiyar is a Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Former SRM University). He is associated with the Tribology and Surface Interaction Research laboratory which is an advanced research lab dedicated to the promotion, development, and understanding of tribology in different application such as bearing, lubrication and polymer composites. He obtained his Ph.D., from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2017. He has completed his Masters from the same institution in 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology from UPTU Lucknow with Honors in 2007. He has several life professional memberships such as Tribology Society of India, Malaysian Society of Tribology, and The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).

    Dr. Ahmad Majdi Abdul Rani received his PhD in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, MSc in Industrial Engineering, and BSc in Manufacturing from Northern Illinois University, USA. His research interests are in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, and Tribology. He has supervised or is currently supervising more than 20 postgraduate (PhD and MSc) students. He received the Leadership in Innovation Fellowship – Newton Award, UK. He has secured three patents and won more than 15 gold awards in various exhibitions, and has authored over 150 publications to date. He has secured (as PI and Co-PI) several research grants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (FRGS, PRGS, ERGS, MyBrain) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (YUTP, I-GEN, STIRF). He has been associated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS since 1998, where he was head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2009 to 2011.