1st Edition

Integral Approaches to Tribo-Testing in Mechanical Engineering

By Har Prashad Copyright 2009
    275 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    With in depth coverage of multifaceted problems and their solutions, this book reviews nano/micro studies of different coatings, bioengineering, lubricants and additives, system problems including reliability assessment and new testing and diagnosis approaches in various dimensions. The book presents original investigations and studies in the area of mechanical engineering and industrial tribology. It is useful for engineers and technologist of heavy industry, students, research engineers/scientists, academicians and others who grapple with the complex problems of testing of engineering components and tribology for multifaceted research for further developments.

    Tribology: Tribology, Its Significance and Multifold Applications
    Lubricants: Latest Tribology Testing of Lubricating Oils and Effect of Nano-additives on Oils. Diagnosis of Deterioration of Lithium Greases Used in Rolling-Element Bearings by X-Ray Diffractrometry. Acceptance Criterion for Turbine Oils. A Combinatorial Approach to Elucidating Tribochemical Mechanisms.
    Bearing under Electric Current: A State-of-the-Art Review of Bearings and Lubricants in Electrical Environment. Causes of Shaft Voltages in Rotating Machines. Magnetic Flux Density Distribution on Track Surfaces of Rolling-Element Bearings. Unusual Causes of Rolling-Element Bearings Failure. Localized Electrical Current in Rolling-Element Bearings. Rolling-Element Bearings Under the Influence of an Electric Current.
    Bio-tribology: Tribometrology of Skin. Tribological Testing of Skin Products: Gender, Age, and Ethnicity on the Volar Forearm. Tribometrological Studies in Bioengineering. An Overview of Tribological Studies on Coefficient of Friction of Human Skin. Wear Behavior and Debris Distribution of UHMWPE against Si3N4 Ball under Bi-Directional Sliding. Micro/Nano Scale Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Silicon carbide for Orthopedic Applications. The Frictional Coefficient of Bovine Knee Articular Cartilage.
    Tribology in Engines: Investigations of Low Friction Ring Pack for Gasoline Engines. Investigations into Characterization and Simulation of Cylinder Linear Surface Finishes.
    Films and Coatings: Multi-Sensor Testing of Thin and Thick Coatings for Adhesion and Delamination. Comprehensive Tribo-Mechanical Testing of Hard Coatings. Quantitative Nano & Micro Scale Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings. Integrated Multi-Sensor Tribo-SPM. Evaluation of the Bond Strength of Thermal Sprayed Coatings. Friction and Wear of a Rubber Coating in Fretting. Friction Coefficient Studies on Hold-Down Systems for Space Mechanisms. Method of Characterizing Electrical Contact Properties of Carbon Nano-tube Coated Surfaces.
    Polymers: Experiments on Precision Measurements of Viscoelastic Properties of Industrial Polymers. Properties of Peek-Based Nano-composite Coatings Incorporating Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nano-particles. Synthesis of Cr2O3-Based Nano-composite Coatings with Incorporation of Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nano-particles.
    Indentation, Scratch and Mapping: Comparison of Instrumented and Conventional Nano and Micro Indentation and Scratch Tests. Tribo-Mechanical Nano-Characterization of Thin Films. Non-Destructive High-Resolution Stiffness Mapping of Composite Engineered Surfaces.
    CMP-Chemico Mechanical Processing: Post-CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polarisation) Cleaning Applications: Challenges and Opportunities. Bench Top Dual Mode eCMP Polisher with Multi Sensing Metrology.
    Cosmetics: Comprehensive Nano-Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Hair.