Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials provides insight into the complex mechanisms behind the development of self-lubricating materials, which due to their ability to transfer embedded solid lubricants to the contact surface to decrease wear rate and friction in the absence of an external lubricant, make up an important part of engineering materials used today. This book emphasizes an understanding of the tribological nature of different composites such as metal, polymer, and ceramic matrix composites and discusses the compatibility of these composites with specific lubricants. The book also offers a view of advancements in the development of self-lubricating mechanisms and covers the latest technologies in the field.
Table of Contents
Self-Lubricating Materials. Self-lubricating Metal Matrix Composites. Self-Lubricating Polymer Matrix Composites. Self-Lubricating Ceramic Matrix Composites. Computational Methods of Tribology in Self-Lubricating Materials.
Emad Omrani received his Master's degree from K.N. Toosi, Iran in Materials Science and Engineering majored in Materials Selction. He started his Doctorate in Science in University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2013. He is working in Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing to develop new materials with better tribological properties and serves as tribology lab manager at UWM. He has coauthored a two book chapter and 7 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His major research area focus on tribology. He is investigating properties of novel materials such as self-lubricating composites and biopolymeric composites. He has published papers on functional self-lubricating composites. Currently he currently is working on effect of carbonous materials as oil additive on tribology of materials.
Pradeep Rohatgi received his undergraduate degree from IITBHU and his Doctorate in Science from MIT in 1964. After studying at MIT he served as a professor at IISc Bangalore and IIT Kanpur. He also served as the Founder, Director, and Chief Executive of two CSIR National Laboratories including National Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (Trivandrum) and Advanced Materials and Processing Research Institute (Bhopal) in India. He currently serves as UWM Distinguished Professor and Director of the UWM Centers for Composites and for Advanced Materials Manufacture. He has coedited and coauthored 12 books and over 400 scientific papers and has 19 U.S. patents. He is considered a world leader in composites and materials policy for the developing world. He has received numerous awards worldwide for excellence in research including TMS Chalmers Award and ASME Tribology Award and has been elected to fellowships of several organizations including TMS, ASM, ASME, SAE, TWAS, SME, AAAS, MRS, and Wisconsin Academy. His initial research on cast metal composites has been listed as a major landmark in the 11000 year history of metal casting and TMS organized the Rohatgi Honorary Symposium to
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