1st Edition

Tribology, Lubrication, and Surface Engineering Research and Applications, Two-Volume Set

Edited By Catalin I. Pruncu, Amit Aherwar, Stanislav Gorb Copyright 2022
    486 Pages 249 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Tribology is a multidisciplinary science that encompasses mechanical engineering, materials science, surface engineering, lubricants, and additives chemistry with tremendous applications. The development of high performance in different material pairs such as metal-metal, ceramic-ceramic, ceramic-polymer and metal-polymer composites is essential to enhancing tribology behaviour. Tribology, Lubrication, and Surface Engineering: Research and Applications, Two-Volume Set provides a systematic and comprehensive account of recent developments and applications in this area.

    • Reviews emerging technologies, industrial tribology, and characterization of surface engineering and coatings
    • Discusses how tribology works for machine elements and manufacturing processes
    • Describes the mechanism that drives micro- and nanotribology
    • Covers tribochemistry, tribocorrosion, green tribology, and biotribology
    • Highlights applications and future perspectives

    Written for researchers and advanced students, this book encompasses a wide-ranging view of the latest in tribology, lubrication, and surface engineering for a variety of cross-disciplinary applications.

    1. Review of Emerging Technologies and Industrial Tribology. 2. Characterization of Surface Engineering and Coatings. 3. Solving the Friction Challenge Through Lubricants. 4. How the Tribology Works for Machine Elements. 5. Tribology Aspects in Manufacturing Processes. 6. Mechanism That Drive the Micro and Nanotribology. 7. Tribochemistry and Tribocorrosion in Critical Application. 8. Toward Green Tribology. 9. Advancements in Bio-tribology. 10. Application: Tribology and Corrosion Aspects of Wind Turbines. 11. Future Perspective in Tribology, Lubrication and Surface Engineering


    Dr. Catalin Pruncu is a Charter and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) since November 2015. Currently, his research is dedicated to further develop and validate hot form quench (HFQ®) Technology for use in the global automotive industry within Imperial College London as Research Fellow. He has published around 35 technical papers in reputed national and international journals/conferences and also served as reviewer for various journals. Catalin is editor and co-editor for two books and was recently granted a patent for a novel ball valve design with focus to reduce the friction between its main elements (i.e. ball/seat).

    Dr. Amit Aherwar is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He received his Ph.D. from Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He has more than eight years of teaching and research experience. His research interest includes Tribology, Biomaterials, Advanced composites materials, recycle/reuse of industrial wastes for engineering applications, and Multi Criteria Optimization. He has published more than 35 technical papers in reputed national and international journals/conferences, and also served as reviewer for various journals.

    Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gorb is Professor and Director at the Zoological Institute of the Kiel University, Germany. He received his PhD degree in zoology and entomology at the Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in Kiev (Ukraine). Gorb was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna (Austria), a research assistant at University of Jena, a group leader at the Max Planck Institutes for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and for Metals Research in Stuttgart (Germany). Gorb’s research focuses on morphology, structure, biomechanics, physiology, and evolution of surface-related functional systems in animals and plants, as well as the development of biologically inspired technological surfaces and systems. He received the Schlossmann Award in Biology and Materials Science in 1995, International Forum Design Gold Award in 2011 and Materialica "Best of" Award in 2011. In 1998, he was the BioFuture Competition winner for his works on biological attachment devices as possible sources for biomimetics. Gorb is Corresponding member of Academy of the Science and Literature Mainz, Germany (since 2010) and Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany (since 2011). Gorb has authored several books, more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and four patents.