1st Edition

Multifunctional Materials for Tribological Applications

Edited By Robert J. K. Wood Copyright 2015
    388 Pages 16 Color & 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    An important aspect of engineering surfaces is that they need to be multifunctional as designs of machine components require cheaper, lighter, smarter, longer-wearing, and more environmentally friendly surfaces that see applications that are hotter, faster, highly pressurized, and exposed to other increasingly hostile environments. This can be achieved by use of modern advanced materials and coatings, which now usually are coated systems. This is a challenging area as usually there is antagonism between obtaining low friction and low wear as well as between high corrosion resistance and low wear.

    This book covers the increasingly important aspect for engineering surfaces to be multifunctional with a focus on tribological applications. It captures the state of the art regarding the emerging needs for multifunctional surface design for controlling wear, friction, and corrosion, as well as having decorative, self-healing, and/or self-sensing capabilities. It focuses on coatings and materials that include CVD diamond, diamond-like carbon, and multilayered and functionally graded systems for a range of engineering applications including machine tools, orthopedic joints, aero-engines/gas turbines, automotive engines, glass windows and walls, and offshore and marine sectors. It is a unique book as it discusses a range of wet- and dry-deposited coatings and multifunctional materials not often seen in one publication. It allows the reader to understand a wide range of design concepts and what is possible to achieve by current surface engineering techniques.

    CVD diamond: a multifunctional tribological material; D. W. Wheeler

    Thermal barrier coating systems: multi-layer multi-functional surface engineering; R. Wellman

    Scratch damage in coated glass; S. J. Bull

    Functionally graded and multilayered carbon-based coatings: the microstructure and tribological performances; L. Wang, S. Zhou, J. Pu

    High-temperature coatings; B. D. Beake, G. S. Fox-Rabinovich

    Multifunctional requirements for surfaces subjected to tribocorrosion; R. J. K. Wood

    Electroplated multifunctional and nanostructured metallic coatings; C. T. John Low, F. C. Walsh

    Low-friction materials and coatings; A. Erdemir

    Thin multi-functional coating materials for tribological contacts; P. A. Dearnley

    The role of viscoelastic and plastic deformations in the creep behaviour of UHMWPE: an experimental-based computational study using an AMTI knee wear simulator; F. Quinci, M. Dressler, A. M. Strickland, A. Metcalfe, M. Taylor, G. Limbert


    Robert J. K. Wood is director of the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) and professor of surface engineering and tribology, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK. He has 30 years research experience in the field of tribology and surface engineering and has spent several years at BP Research, UK. He returned to Southampton in 1993 to re-establish surface engineering/tribology research and his group was awarded a EPSRC S&I award in 2008 to create nCATS.

    "Professor Wood’s excellent book is a must-read for all those with an interest in surface engineering and tribology. He has brought together leading experts in their field to produce a comprehensive compilation of topics highly relevant to today’s needs. The book will also appeal to non-tribologists, especially engineers and scientists, developing new systems and looking for up-to-date information on advanced materials and coatings."

    Mr. Keith Harrison, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK

    "A group of well-written, informative articles which were a pleasure to read. The information presented was topical and gave an in-depth overview with historic and present-day references, which allowed more detailed further reading if required. The subjects covered were some which I was very familiar and these I enjoyed most of all as I was reminded of past subjects I had studied in detail and brought me up to date on the current ideas and research. I would think this book would appeal to a range of abilities from those with little knowledge of the subject to those revisiting an area of interest and wanting the latest update. As the majority of the articles are by UK-based researchers, it gives an excellent overview of the expertise available at UK institutions and the areas of tribology which are today’s hot topics."

    Dr. Elizabeth Nicholson, Schlumberger PLC, UK