Tribiology of Polymeric Nanocomposites

Klaus Friedrich and Alois Schlarb 
Elsevier  April 2008  

Hardcover  568 pp  ISBN 9780444531551      £130.00
Covering Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings this book is intended for R&D practitioners in academia and industry suitable as a reference for mechanical engineering and materials science gradutates.


  • Preface: Tribological Applications of Polymers and their Composites - Past, Present and Future Prospects
  • Bulk Composites Against Metallic Counterparts 2.1 Use of Spherical Nanoparticles 2.1.1 The Influence of Nanoparticle Fillers in Polymer Matrices on the Formation and Stability of Transfer Film during Wear 2.1.2 Synergistic Effects of Nanoparticles and Traditional Tribo-Fillers on Sliding Wear of Polymeric Hybrid Composites 2.1.3 The Influence of Nanoparticle Fillers on the Friction and Wear Behavior of Polymer Matrices 2.1.4 Tribological Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites Prepared by Dispersion of Nanofillers in Molten Thermoplastics 2.1.5 Sliding Wear Performance of Epoxy Based Nanocomposites 2.1.6 Wear Simulation of a Polymer - Steel Sliding Pair Considering Temperature and Time Dependant Material Properties 2 .2 Use of Carbon Nanotubes 2.2.1 On the Friction and Wear of Carbon Nanofiber- Reinforced PEEK- Based Polymer Composites 2.2.2 Wear Behaviour of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polyethylene and Epoxy Composites 2.2.3 Tribology Properties of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites
  • Scratch / Wear Resistance of Nanocomposites / Coatings 3.1 Wear and Wear Maps of Coatings 3.2 Hybridized Carbon Nanocomposite Thin Films: Synthesis, Structures and Tribological Properties 3.3 Friction and Sliding Wear of ?Nanomodified? Rubbers and their Coatings: Some New Developments 3.4 Scratch Resistance of Protective Sol-Gel Coatings on Polymeric Substrates 3.5 Scratch Behavior of Polymeric Materials 3.6 Wear and Scratch Damage in Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Developments of Nanocomposites / Coatings for Special Applications 4.1 Polytetrafluoroethylene Matrix Nanocomposites for Tribological Applications 4.2 Development of Nanostructured Slide-Coatings for Automotive Components 4.3 Friction and Wear Behaviour of PEEK and its Composite Coatings 4.4 Polymer Composite Bearings with Engineered Tribo-Surfaces 4.5 Novel Nanocomposites and Hybrids for Lubricating Coating Applications
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