Apple Academic Press
342 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 154 B/W Illus.
This new book, Surface Engineering by Friction-Assisted Processes: Methods, Materials, and Applications, discusses in detail three friction-assisted processes that have been rapidly gaining momentum in materials and surface engineering. Friction-assisted processes are methods of processing solids that can alter the properties of a surface. This book functions as a comprehensive resource, compiling extensive descriptions of friction stir processing, friction stir welding, and fabrication of surface metal matrix composites 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 of the book share a similar structure, however they explore and discuss surface metal matrix composites by friction stir processing and surface engineering by friction surfacing.
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