Scratching of Materials and Applications

Scratching of Materials and Applications

1st Edition - July 31, 2006

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  • Author: Sujeet K. Sinha
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468044

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The surface characterizations of engineering materials effects their scratch/abrasion/Mar resistance, coating adhesion/strength, and abrasive wear mechanism. Scratching of Materials and Applications has chapters devoted to direct industrial application and contains some of the important works that are being conducted. Scratch testing of materials has grown extensively since the earlier days of the Mohs Scale for ranking minerals according to their relative scratch resistance. This test has been used on metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers and coatings of various types and thicknesses.The chapters are grouped according to the type of the engineering materials used. The beginning chapters relate mostly to bulk polymers, which are followed by different types of coatings (hard wear resistant to the diamond-like carbon coatings) and finally, chapters on the application of scratching technique to metals and ceramics are included at the end of the book. Thus, the book covers a fairly wide spectrum of engineering materials which are useful to engineers and researchers.

Key Features

* Balances theoretical science with practical application
* Demonstrates real-life applications within industry
* Written experts in the fields of materials, tribology and surface mechanics


For senior undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and researchers working on any aspect of surface mechanical properties and tribology

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Mechanical Analysis of the Scratching Properties of Coated Polymers (C. Gauthier et al.).

    Chapter 2. Mechanical Analysis of the Scratching of Metals and Polymers at Moderate and Large Strains (E. Felder, J.L. Bucaille).

    Chapter 3. Friction, Damage and Stick-Slip in the Scratching of Polymers (S.L. Zhang).

    Chapter 4. Nanoscratch and Interfacial Friction of Poly(Amide) Fibres (J. Cayer-Barrioz et al.).

    Chapter 5. Metrology for Characterizing the
    Scratch Resistance of Polymeric Coatings Throughoptical Scattering (Li-Piin Sung et al.).

    Chapter 6. Scratching of Polymers: Deformation Mapping and Wear Modeling (S.K. Sinha).

    Chapter 7. An Overview of the Potential of Quantitative Coating Adhesion Measurement by Scratch Testing (S.J. Bull, E.G-Berasetegui).

    Chapter 8. Characterization of Mar/Scratch Resistance of Coatings with a Nano-Indenter and a Scanning Probe Microscope (Weidian Shen et al.).

    Chapter 9. Evaluating the Cohesive Strength of a Surface Material by Controlled Scratching (Yongsong Xie, H.M. Hawthorne).

    Chapter 10. Mechanical Characterization of Nanostructured TiB2 Coatings using Microscratch Techniques (N. Panich, Y. Sun).

    Chapter 11. Damage Identification of Dlc Coating by Microscratch Test (A. Djamai et al.).

    Chapter 12. Correlation between Adhesion and Wear Behaviour of Commercial Carbon Based Coating (K.H. Lau, K.Y. Li).

    Chapter 13. The Study of the Adhesion of a TiN Coating on Steel and Titanium Alloy Substrates Using a Multi-Mode Scratch Tester (J. Stallard et al.).

    Chapter 14. Studies on Friction and Transfer Layer using Inclined Scratch (P.L. Menezes).

    Chapter 15. Scratch Resistance of High Nitrogen Austenitic Stainless Steels (A.P. Tschiptschin et al.).

    Chapter 16. Abrasion of Engineering Ceramics, AlMgB14–tiB2 Composite and other Hard Materials (S. Bahadur, A. Ahmed).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: July 31, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468044

About the Author

Sujeet K. Sinha

Dr. Sujeet K. Sinha is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS. He obtained his

BSc(Eng.) (Metallurgical Engineering) from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India in 1988 and after working for a brief period in industry, he joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for graduate studies obtaining a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He received his PhD degree from Imperial College, UK in 1994 and an MBA from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1999. Dr. Sinha has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Maryland, USA and at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. He has published widely in tribology journals, conference proceedings and books, and, currently is on the editorial board of Tribology International. He has edited or co-edited two special issues of Tribology International and one book. Dr. Sinha has co-chaired one international conference and been invited to present technical talks at three international conferences. Dr. Sinha's main research interests include wear and friction studies of polymers and their composites, thin polymer coatings and hard coatings on metallic and non-metallic surfaces. Personal homepage:

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore

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