Inspiration and Design for Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Tribology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Inspiration and Design for Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Tribology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Hisham Abdel-Aal (Drexel University, USA)
Projected Release Date: July, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 230
ISBN13: 9781799816478|ISBN10: 1799816478|EISBN13: 9781799816492|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1647-8

Description

Surface texturing has been recognized as a method for enhancing the tribological properties of surfaces for many years. Adding a controlled texture to one of two faces in relative motion can have many positive effects, such as reduction of friction and wear and increase in load capacity. To date, the true potential of texturing has not been realized due to the severe lack of detailed information about the mechanistic functional details of texturing in a tribological situation.

Inspiration and Design for Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Tribology: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that focuses on surface engineering techniques to mimic biological materials. Highlighting a broad range of topics including bio-mimetics, contact analysis, and thermodynamics, this book is ideally designed for engineers, environmentalists, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhesion
  • Bio-Mimetics
  • Complying Solids
  • Contact Analysis
  • Design Templates
  • Friction Systems
  • Surface Characterization
  • Surface Engineering
  • Texturing
  • Thermodynamics
  • Tribological Behavior

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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