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Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites

Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings

    Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites provides a comprehensive description of polymeric nanocomposites, both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and provides rare, focused coverage of their tribological behavior and potential use in tribological applications.

    Providing engineers and designers with the preparation techniques, friction and wear mechanisms, property information and evaluation methodology needed to select the right polymeric nanocomposites for the job, this unique book also includes valuable real-world examples of polymeric nanocomposites in action in tribological applications.


    Researchers, designers and engineers in academia and industry working with polymer nanocomposites.

    Hardbound, 832 Pages

    Published: May 2013

    Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

    ISBN: 978-0-444-59455-6


    • "In a single-volume reference on polymers that incorporate nanometer-scale reinforcing agents, chemical and material engineers describe them both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and explore their behavior and potential use in tribological applications."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


    • 1. Tribological applications of polymers and their composites: Past, present and future prospects
      2. The Effect of Nanoparticle Fillers on Transfer Film Formation and the Tribological Behavior of Polymers
      3. Synergistic effects of nanoparticles and traditional tribo-fillers on sliding wear of polymeric hybrid composites
      4. The influence of nanoparticle fillers on the friction and wear behavior of polymer matrices
      5. Tribological behavior of polymer nanocomposites produced by dispersion of nanofillers in molten thermoplastics
      6. Sliding wear performance of epoxy-based nanocomposites
      7. Wear simulation of a polymer–steel sliding pair considering temperature- and time-dependent material properties
      8. On the friction and wear of carbon nanofiber-reinforced PEEK-based polymer composites
      9. Wear behavior of carbon nanotube-reinforced polyethylene and epoxy composites
      10. Tribology properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced composites
      11. Wear and wear maps of coatings
      12. Hybridized carbon nanocomposite thin films: Synthesis, structures and tribological properties
      13. Friction and sliding wear of "nanomodified" and coated rubbers
      14. Scratch resistance of protective sol-gel coatings on polymeric substrates
      15. Scratch behavior of polymeric materials
      16. Wear and scratch damage in polymer nanocomposites
      17. Polytetrafluoroethylene matrix nanocomposites for tribological applications
      18. Development of nanostructured slide coatings for automotive components
      19. Friction and wear behavior of PEEK and its composite coatings
      20. Surface engineering with micro and nano-sized solid lubricants for enhanced performance of polymer composites and bearings
      21. Novel nanocomposites and hybrids for lubricating coating applications
      22. A novel Neural Network approach for modeling tribological properties of polyphenylene sulfide reinforced on different scales


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