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Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials

1st Edition

By Emad Omrani, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes

CRC Press

196 pages | 27 Color Illus. | 107 B/W Illus.

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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.


"…a well-written book….the authors have done a commendable job."

—Surojit Gupta, The University of North Dakota, USA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Self-Lubricating Materials

1. Introduction

2. Why self-lubricating materials?

3. Advancements in Self-lubricating technology

4. Applications of Self-lubricating materials

5. Techniques to analyze performance of Self-lubricating materials

Chapter 2: Self-lubricating Metal Matrix Composites

1. Introduction

1.1. Effect of Solid Lubricants in MMCs

2. Aluminum Matrix Composites

3. Copper Matrix Composites

4. Magnesium Matrix Composites

5. Nickel Matrix Composites

Chapter 3: Self-Lubricating Polymer Matrix Composites

1. Introduction

2. Epoxy



5. Phenolic

6. Polyimide

7. Polyamid

8. Polystyrene

Chapter 4: Self-Lubricating Ceramic Matrix Composites

1. Introduction

2. Nickel Matrix Composites

2.1. Ni3Al

2.2. NiAl

3. Aluminum Matrix Composites

3.1. Alumina Matrix

3.2. Aluminum Nitride Matrix

4. Titanium Matrix

5. Silicon Nitride Matrix

6. Zirconia Matrix Composites

Chapter 5: Computational Methods of Tribology in Self-Lubricating Materials

1. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

2. Frictional Studies and Molecular Dynamics

3. Molecular Dynamics for Self-Lubricating Composites

3.1 Wear Mechanism in Self-Lubricating Materials

3.2 Effect of the Third Body between Two Rubbing Surfaces

About the Authors

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 honor his contributions to metal-matrix composites in 2006. He has developed several lightweight composite materials to reduce energy consumption. He has served on committees of governments of United States and India in the areas of materials, especially those related to automotive sector, to promote collaboration. Currently he is working on advanced manufacture of lightweight, energy absorbing, self-lubricating, and self-healing materials and components including micro- and nanocomposites and syntactic foams. He has been a consultant to major corporations through his consulting company Future Science and Technology LLC, United Nations and World Bank and other International Development agencies. He is the Founder CTO of Intelligent Composites LLC.

Pradeep Menezes is Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining the university, he worked as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Research Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Menezes completed his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering in 2008 from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. Afterwards, he spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher gaining experience from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During the past 15 years of active research, he has gained experience in the field of Materials, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering. His productive research career has produced over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications (citations over 900, h-index - 17), 18 book chapters, and a book titled Tribology for Scientists and Engineers. He has supervised more than 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students for their research projects and completion of their degrees. Dr. Menezes serves as a reviewer on over 25 prestigious journals and as an editorial board member of three journals. In addition, he has participated in many national and international conferences in roles such as conference paper reviewer, conference review committee member, conference technical committee member, and session chairman. He has served as the convener of the Tribology Consortium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2009 to 2015. His research interests include experimental and computational analysis in advanced green and biomanufacturing, green solid and liquid lubricants and multifunctional biobased hybrid lubricants, surface science and coatings, shoe-floor design and human tribology, triboluminescence, additive manufacturing, sustainable, self-healing and self-lubric

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