196 pages | 27 Color Illus. | 107 B/W Illus.
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
Chapter 1: Self-Lubricating Materials
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
1.1. 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
Chapter 4: Self-Lubricating Ceramic Matrix Composites
2. Nickel Matrix Composites
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