Here is a comprehensive resource that compiles extensive descriptions of friction stir processing, fabrication of surface metal matrix composites, and friction surfacing into one volume. The book is separated into four sections, beginning with a discussion of surface tailoring of metals by friction stir processing. This first section delves into the basics of friction stir processing (FSP), incorporating illustrations to explain the supporting mechanisms of this process. This section culminates with the introduction of potential applications of FSP in the manufacturing industry and obstacles that may arise when implemented.
The following two sections explore and discuss surface metal matrix composites by friction stir processing and surface engineering by friction surfacing. They provide a thorough explanation of the material systems involved in the respective processes and discuss in detail the mechanisms behind each. The book, which closes with a comprehensive discussion of recent developments in friction-assisted processes and their functionality, offers a unique compilation of information on these increasingly prominent developments in the field of surface engineering. This volume organizes the information in a manner that is both easily accessible and comprehensible, utilizing visuals such as figures, tables, and photographs to enhance readers’ understanding.
• Explores a multitude of topics within the field of surface engineering at length
• Summarizes and explores the mechanical foundation of friction stir processing, fabrication of surface metal matrix composites, and friction surfacing
• Incorporates figures and tables to aid in illustrating the concepts discussed
• Offers potential applications and discusses future benefits of specific elements pertaining to surface engineering
Table of Contents
Part 1: Surface Tailoring Of Metals By Friction Stir Processing 1. Introduction 2. Development of Friction-Assisted Processes 3. Friction Stir Processing of Metals 4. Influencing Factors 5. Material Systems Processed by FSP 6. Applications, Challenges, and Future Scope Part 2: Surface Metal Matrix Composites By Friction Stir Processing 7. Introduction to Surface MMCs 8. Surface MMCs by Friction Stir Processing 9. Effect of Processing Factors on Composite Formation by FSP 10. Different Material Systems 11. Properties of the Composites Produced by FSP 12. Challenges and Perspectives Part 3: Surface Engineering By Friction Surfacing 13. Introduction 14. Friction Surfacing of Metals 15. Mechanism Behind Coating Formation in Friction Surfacing 16. Influencing of Process Parameters 17. Material Systems Processed by Friction Surfacing 18. Applications, Challenges, and Future Scope Part 4: Recent Developments And Conclusions 19. New Process Variants in Friction-Assisted Processes 20. Conclusions
B. Ratna Sunil, PhD,
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India. Earlier, Dr. Sunil worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also served as an Associate Dean of Academics at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Nuzvid, Andhra Pradesh, India. He currently teaches courses on metallurgical and materials science, manufacturing processes, welding technology, composite materials, advanced materials technology, and surface engineering. Dr. Sunil has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has given conference presentations and invited talks at various scientific and technical events. From his research findings, Dr. Sunil has filed four Indian patents. He has received several awards, including the Sudarshan Bhat Memorial Best PhD Thesis Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, and the Bajpai-SAHA Award from the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India. He is an Associate Fellow (elected 2017) of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. Dr. Sunil earned his PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT Madras, India.