Tribology of Polymers, Polymer Composites, and Polymer Nanocomposites

Tribology of Polymers, Polymer Composites, and Polymer Nanocomposites

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Soney George, Jozef Haponiuk, Sabu Thomas, Rakesh Reghunath, Sarath P. S.
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907484

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Tribology of Polymers, Polymer Composites, and Polymer Nanocomposites combines fundamental knowledge with the latest findings in the area of polymer tribology. From testing of property-related mechanisms to prediction of wear using artificial neural networks, the book explores all relevant polymer types, including elastomers, epoxy-based, nylon, and more while also discussing their different types of reinforcement, such as particulates, short fibers, natural fibers, and beyond. New developments in sustainable materials, environmental effects, nanoscaled fillers, and self-lubrication are each discussed, as are applications of these materials, guidelines for when to use certain polymer systems, and functional groups of polymers. Experimental methods and modeling and prediction techniques are also outlined. The tribology of graphene-based, biodegradable, hybrid nanofiller/polymer nanocomposites and other types of polymers is discussed at length.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes the latest cutting-edge research in the tribological behaviors and applications of polymeric materials
  • Covers all relevant polymer types and concepts, including elastomers and natural fibers, different types of reinforcement materials, sustainable materials, interfacial modifiers and the environmental effects of self-lubrication
  • Outlines modeling techniques and how filler-matrix pairings and other approaches can control wear mechanisms

Readership

Researchers, graduate students, and professional engineers/R&D professionals

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: A Journey to the Tribological Behavior of Polymeric Materials
    2. Tribological Analysis- General Test Standards
    3. Friction and Wear Mechanisms in Polymers
    4. Enhanced Wear Resistance- Particle-Filled Thermoplastic Polymer Composites
    5. Effect of Size and Dispersion of Particles in Tribological Analysis of PMCs
    6. Tribology of Short Fiber Filled Thermosetting Plastics
    7. Wear of Particle-Filled Elastomeric Composites
    8. Tribological Behavior of Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
    9. Green Tribology Based on Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Composites
    10. Tribological Behavior of Elastomeric Composites Reinforced with Natural Fibers
    11. Impact of Environmental Conditions on Tribological Performance of Polymeric Composites
    12. The Role of Synthetic Fibers in the Tribological Behavior of Elastomeric Composites
    13. Wear in Self Lubricated Polymers
    14. Prediction of Wear in Polymers and Their Composites Using Artificial Neural Networking
    15. Interdisciplinary Approach in Tribological Modeling and Analysis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907484

About the Editors

Soney George

Soney George is Dean of Research and Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Technology at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kottayam, India. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his findings at multiple conferences. He has edited and contributed to several books, and his research focuses on polymer nanocomposites, tribology of nanocomposites, membranes, and pervaporation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean Research and Director, Amal Jyothi Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Kerala, India

Jozef Haponiuk

Prof. Jozef T. Haponiuk is Professor and Head of Department, at the Department of Polymer Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. Prof. Haponiuk is an experienced researcher in the fields of polymer composites, polymer blends, and associated materials. He has received a number of prizes and awards for his work.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Head of Department, Department of Polymers Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Rakesh Reghunath

Rakesh Reghunath is Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at NSS College of Engineering Palakkad, India. He has published 6 papers in peer- reviewed journals and presented his findings at many international conferences. He has also published one book chapter and his research focuses on tribology of fiber reinforced polymer composites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, India

Sarath P. S.

Sarath P.S is Research scholar of the Center for Nanoscience and Technology at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kottayam, India. He has published 8 papers in peer- reviewed journals and presented his findings at many international conferences. He has also published one book chapter and his research focuses on polymer nanocomposites, tribology of nanocomposites, coatings, and pervaporation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scholar, Amal Jyothi Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Kerala, India

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