1st Edition

Emerging Technologies and Applications

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 4, 2021
ISBN 9780367687854
October 4, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
288 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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 role of mathematics, chemistry, physics, materials, and mechanical engineering.

  • Discusses tribological design, mechanisms, and characterizations of artificial joints
  • Describes tribological characteristics, wear analysis, and tribocorrosion behaviour of metallic implants and squeeze film lubrication in synovial joints
  • 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 topics covered in the 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.

Table of Contents

1. Recent Developments in Biotribology. 2. Tribological Characterization of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene (UHMWPE) in Artificial Joints. 3. Tribological Characteristics of Ultra-Low-Wear Polyethylene as Artificial Joint Materials. 4. Wear Analysis of UHMWPE under Dry and Lubricated Conditions. 5. Surface Modifications and Tribological Characteristics of Biomedical Implants. 6. Tribological Design of Implantable Biomaterials. 7. Tribological Mechanisms in Knee Joint Replacements. 8. Biotribology for Artificial Joints. 9. Biotribological Analysis of Articular Cartilages. 10. Squeeze Film Lubrication of Ankle Joints with Synovial Fluids. 11. Squeeze Film Lubrication Characteristics in Synovial Knee Joints. 12. Tribocorrosion Behaviour of Metallic Implants for Orthopaedic Applications. 13. Future Outlooks in Biotribology.

View More



Dr. T V V L N Rao has been Research Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology since December 2017. He received 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 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 President of Society of Mechanical Engineering Liveliness SOMEL that 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 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) etc. He has been invited for expert lecture from various institutes. He has published 20+ journal papers in reputed journals and has published/attended 25+ international/national conferences. He has also published more than dozen book chapters in CRC press, Springer and Elsevier. He has published one booktitled “Automotive Tribology” in Springer, Singapore. He has also published Engineering Thermodynamics in Khanna Publication, New Delhi national level book for undergraduate. He is active reviewer in Tribology International, Wear, colloids and Interface Communications, Friction, Material Research Express, Defence Technology, Journal of Materials Research and Technology and Inderscience Journals etc. He received the grant from various government organizations such as MHRD, SERB etc. He has conducted several events related to tribology such as Industrial Tribology, Tribology in Materials and manufacturing.