1st Edition

Composite and Composite Coatings Mechanical and Tribology Aspects

    264 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Applications of composite materials and composite coatings have been increasing in the field of automobile and aerospace industries due to the versatility in their properties. Present book comprehensively reviews the composite materials and coatings with a focus on the mechanical and tribology applications.  It covers type of fibres (natural and synthetic), reinforcements and their selection, matrix, and technologies used to produce composite materials. Various sections cover basics and associated failures of composites, strengthening mechanisms and background theories, composite manufacturing technologies, mechanical and tribology properties of past and currently used composites.


    • Covers different types of fibers, reinforcements, matrix, and technologies used to produce composite materials.
    • Details the tribology behavior of different novel composite coatings fabricated using different coating techniques.
    • Reviews research on wear behavior of composite materials and coatings.
    • Discusses reinforcement behavior with respect to the different processing routes.
    • Illustrates rule of mixtures, failures, theories behind the strengthening mechanism.

    This book aims at professionals, graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, design engineering, composite materials, composite coatings, tribology, automobile, and aircraft.

    Chapter 1 Extraction, Treatment and Applications of Bio Fiber Composites: A Critical Review

    S. Sathish, L. Prabhu, S. Gokulkumar, N. Karthi, D. Balaji and N. Vigneshkumar

    Chapter 2 Tribology Properties of Fiber- Reinforced Polymer Composites

    Sumit Gupta and Vijay Chaudhary

    Chapter 3 Tribological Behavior of Fiber- Reinforced Polymer Composites (FRPC)

    J. Ashok Raj, L. Arulmani, Thrinai Pavan Lavuluri and Kadiyala B. Drupad

    Chapter 4 Effect of Reinforcements on the Tribological Properties of Polymer Composites

    N. Thangapandian and M. Satthiyaraju

    Chapter 5 Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Particulate– Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite

    A. S. Vivekananda and J. Jenix Rino

    Chapter 6 Tribological Properties of Metal Matrix Composites

    S. Darius Gnanaraj and T. Ram Prabhu

    Chapter 7 Achieving Exceptional Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Metal Matrix Composites through Stir Casting Followed by Cryorolling

    S. Vigneshwaran, P. Seenuvasaperumal, C. Chinthanai Selvan, R. Palanivel and Mohammad Abdur Rasheed

    Chapter 8 Tribological Properties of Ceramic- Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite

    V. Kavimani, P. M. Gopal, Titus Thankachan and K. Soorya Prakash

    Chapter 9 Tensile and Wear Behaviour of MMCs Reinforced with Metallic Particles by Solid- State Technique

    S. Vigneshwaran, R. Palanivel, A. Alblawi and R. F. Laubscher

    Chapter 10 Composites for Corrosive Wear Applications

    Titus Thankachan, V. Kavimani and P. M. Gopal

    Chapter 11 Composites for High Temperature Wear Applications

    P. M. Gopal, V. Kavimani and Titus Thankachan

    Chapter 12 Influence of Wear Parameters on Friction and Wear Behaviour of Friction Stir Processed Al/ CaCO3 Surface Composite

    M. Sivanesh Prabhu, A. Elayaperumal, M. Wasim Khan and M. S. Jagatheeshwaran

    Chapter 13 Potential Applications of Nano- Enhanced Phase Change Material Composites

    K. Gopi Kannan, R. Kamatchi and D. Dsilva Winfred Rufuss

    Chapter 14 Bioshells and Calcium- Based Composite Coating for Tribology Applications

    M. Wasim Khan, A. Elayaperumal, M. Sivanesh Prabhu and A. Tajdeen


    Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan completed his PhD in 2011 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in the Field of Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in the field of Hybrid Composites, Advance Materials, Structural Health Monitoring and Impact Studies. He is also a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and he is also a Charted Engineer (CEng) registered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) United Kingdom. Recently, he was also awarded as the Professional Technologist (PTech) from Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT). He has published more than 220 journal articles and also published almost 15 books internationally.

    Dr. S. Arulvel was born in vellore district, Tamlnadu, India. I completed my UG (Aeronautical) in 2010 in Hindustan College of engineering, Tamilnadu, India and, PG (Mechanical) in 2014 in Anna University, India. From 2015 – 2017, he served as a junior research fellow and senior research fellow (2017-2019) at Anna university, Chennai, India under the UGC scheme of government of India. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT, Vellore, India. He has 5 years research experience with high impact journals of various research areas include Materials Engineering, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Material Characterization, Metallurgical Engineering, Surface Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. He also serves as reviewer and Editor in various national and international journals/conferences. He published various research articles subjected to the composites, surface coating and friction – wear applications. He also received a best researcher ward in Surface coating awarded by "International Journal for Research under Literal Access" Accredited by, "World Research Council".

    Dr. K. Jayakrishna is an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. Dr. Jayakrishna’s research is focused on the design and management of manufacturing systems and supply chains to enhance efficiency, productivity and sustainability performance. More recent research is in the area of developing tools and techniques to enable value creation through sustainable manufacturing, including methods to facilitate more sustainable product design for closed-loop material flow in industrial symbiotic setup, and developing sustainable products using hybrid bio composites. He has mentored undergraduate and graduate students (2 M.Tech Thesis and 24 B.Tech Thesis) which have so far led to 40 journal publications in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals, 17 book chapters, and 85 refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Jayakrishna’s team has received numerous awards in recognition for the quality of the work that has been produced. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the manufacturing and industrial systems area and his initiatives to improve teaching effectiveness have been recognized through national awards. He has also been awarded Institution of Engineers (India)-Young Engineer Award in 2019 and Distinguished Researcher Award in the field of Sustainable Systems Engineering in 2019 by International Institute of Organized Research.