Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites

Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings

2nd Edition - May 14, 2013

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  • Authors: Klaus Friedrich, Alois Schlarb
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594556
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444594648

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete reference to polmer nanocomposite material use in tribology from preparation through to selection and use
  • Explains the theory through examples of real-world applications, keeping this high-level topic practical and accessible
  • Includes contributions from more than 20 international tribology experts to offer broad yet detailed coverage of this fast-moving field


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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: May 14, 2013
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594556
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444594648

About the Authors

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

Alois Schlarb

Alois K. Schlarb is Professor of Composite Engineering at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (University of Kaiserslautern), Germany. His research includes work on the structure and properties of plastics, including modeling and simulation of wear behaviour in nanoparticle-reinforced plastics. He is an editorial board member of several key publications in the area and contributes to conferences internationally relating to plastics and composite materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Composite Engineering, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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