Tribology of Polymer Composites

Tribology of Polymer Composites

Characterization, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition - September 21, 2020

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  • Editors: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Suchart Siengchin, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Klaus Friedrich
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197677
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231739

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Tribology of Polymer Composites: Characterization, Properties, and Applications provides an exhaustive overview of the latest research, trends, applications and future directions of the tribology of polymer composites. Covering novel methods for the synthesis of polymer composites and their properties, the book starts by reviewing the fabrication techniques, wear and frictional properties of polymer composite materials. From there, it features chapters looking at the tribological behavior and properties of specific polymer composite materials such as synthetic fiber-reinforced, cellulose fiber-reinforced, wood fiber, synthetic fiber, mineral fiber-reinforced, and thermosetting composites. Final chapters cover the tribology of polymer nanocomposites and particulate polymer composites and their metal coatings. Applied examples spanning a wide range of industries are emphasized in each chapter.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates the potential of polymer composites and their applications
  • Covers novel methods for the synthesis of polymer composites and their properties
  • Reviews the fabrication techniques, wear and frictional properties of polymer composite materials


Academic researchers; upper-level undergrad and graduate students

Table of Contents

    1. Outline to tribology of polymer composites
    2. Recent advances in tribology of hybrid polymer composites
    3. Development and tribological properties of polymer composites
    4. Tribological behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    5. Tribological characterization of cellulose fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    6. Effect of adding sisal fiber on the sliding wear behavior of the coconut sheath fiber-reinforced composite
    7. Influence of coconut and graphite fillers on the wear and friction behavior of epoxy composites
    8. Tribological behavior of nanoclay-filled basalt fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    9. Slurry jet erosion wear of particulate polymer composites and metal coating
    10. Tribology of thermosetting composites
    11. Tribological studies of surface-modified sansevieria cylindrica fiber-reinforced polyester composites
    12. Friction and wear properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer composites
    13. Sustainable tribology: Processing and characterization of multiscale thermoplastic composites within hydropower applications
    14. Tribological characterization of different mesh-sized natural barite-based copper-free brake friction composites
    15. Tribological studies and modal analysis on biocomposite/PVC core sandwich panels
    16. Synergism of fillers on adhesive and abrasive wear of thermoplastic copolyester elastomer composites
    17. Tribological applications of polymer composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197677
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231739

About the Editors

Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa

Dr.Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa received the Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 50 international journals, books, and conferences. In addition, he has published more than 70 research articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 20+ book chapters, one book, 20 books as an Editor and has also presented research papers at national/international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Natural Composites Research Group Lab, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. He is an author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai received his PhD in Polymer Science and Technology (Chemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has published more than 100 papers, in high quality international peer reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, and biopolymers, and has edited 10 books. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious KMUTNB best researcher award 2019, Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016 and INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Alliance University, Karnataka, India

Klaus Friedrich

Klaus Friedrich is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is an editorial board member of several key journals in the area, including Composites Science and Technology, Tribology International, and J. Material Science. He also contributes to international committees and conferences related to composite materials and has received numerous awards and honors throughout his prolific research career.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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  • Senthil M. Fri Sep 25 2020

    Tribology of Polymer Composites

    All the topics are relevant to the current trends in tribological aspects of composite materials. It gives very good insights tribology to the research comminuty.