Handbook of Polymer Tribology

Handbook of Polymer Tribology

Sujeet Kumar Sinha


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This handbook is a collection of authoritative information in the new and expanding field of polymer tribology. It brings together various research topics in the field of polymer tribology in a single volume, and provides relevant data in polymer tribology for research and industrial applications.

The book's chapters are written by active, world-renowned researchers in the field. Subjects covered in this book range from the fundamentals of polymer tribology to highly applied topics such as machine element design (bearing and gears), hip prosthetic and microsystems applications.

Readers in the field of tribology, in general, and polymer tribology, in particular, will find it very useful as it covers nearly all aspects of polymer tribology. Academics creating new courses based on polymer tribology will also find this book's comprehensive coverage valuable. Researchers will find this book a ready source of the state-of-the-art in the field of polymer tribology.

  • Bulk Polymers:
    • Adhesion and Friction of Polymers and Polymer Composites (Nikolai Myshkin and Alexander Kovalev)
    • In-situ Observation to Improve the Analysis of the Scratch Damage of Coated Polymeric Surfaces (Vincent Le Houérou, Leandro Jacomine and Christian Gauthier)
    • Wear of UHMWPE for Joint Prosthesis (Yoshinori Sawae)
    • Biopolymer Tribology (Tom Joyce)
    • State-of-the-Art of Rubber Tribology (Si-wei Zhang)
    • FEM Modeling of Scratch-Induced Deformation in Polymers (Mohammad Motaher Hossain and Hung-Jue Sue)
    • Tribology of UHMWPE and PEEK Bulk and Composite Coatings: A Review (Satheesan Bobby and Mohammed Abdul Samad)
    • Transfer Film Properties and Their Role in Polymer Wear (Jiaxin Ye, Diana Haidar and David Burris)
  • Reinforced Polymers:
    • Polymer Composites for Tribological Applications in a Range between Liquid Helium and Room Temperature (Klaus Friedrich, Geraldine Theiler and Patrick Klein)
    • Tribology of the PEEK Polymer Filled with Solid Lubricants (M Zalaznik Jerina and M Kalin)
    • Solid Particle Erosion Behavior of Polymers and Their Composites (A P Harsha)
    • Self-lubricating and Self-healing Behaviour of Polymer Matrix Composites Functionalized with Microencapsulated Chemicals (N W Khun and E Liu)
    • Engineering Polymers and Composites for Machine Elements (K D Dearn, S N Kukureka and D Walton)
  • Polymeric Coatings and Surface Modifications:
    • Weathering Effects on Scratch Damage in Polymer Coatings (Aravind Dasari)
    • Frictional Behavior of Polymer Brush Immobilized Surfaces in Good Solvents (Yuji Higaki, Motoyasu Kobayashi and Atsushi Takahara)
    • Lithographic Fabrication of Polymer Structures for MEMS Tribology (R Arvind Singh, S Jayalakshmi, Sujeet K Sinha and Hoon Eui Jeong)
    • The Role of Intermediate Surface on the Wear Durability of UHMWPE Coated Si (Myo Minn and Sujeet K Sinha)
    • Tribology of Self-Lubricating SU-8 Composites for MEMS Applications (Prabakaran Saravanan, S K Sinha and Joichi Sugimura)
    • Thin Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Perfluoropolyether Coatings on Ti6Al4V Alloy for Biomedical Applications (Bharat Panjwani and Sujeet K Sinha)
    • Tribological Studies of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Thin Coatings on Silicon Surface (N Satyanarayana and S K Sinha)
    • Surface Modifications and Texturing for High Wear Durability in Boundary Lubrication for Polymeric Surfaces (Sujeet K Sinha)
    • Tribological Aspects of Polymer-based Flexible Electronic Materials: From Manufacturing to End-use Applications (Kostas A Sierros and Stephen N Kukureka)

Readership: Researchers and teachers in the field of tribology and polymer tribology.
Tribology;Polymer;Polymer Tribology;Friction;Wear;Lubrication;Bio-Tribology;Nanotribology0Key Features:
  • World's renowned authors
  • Fundamentals to applied topics