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Tribology of ceramics and composites; a materials science perspective.


Tribology of ceramics and composites; a materials science perspective.

Basu, Bikramjit and Mitjan Kalin.

John Wiley & Sons


522 pages




Basu (materials science and engineering, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore) and Kalin (tribology and technical diagnostics, U. of Ljubljana, Slovenia) show where their fields overlap by looking at the friction, wear, and other interactions between ceramic and composite surfaces using a materials science approach. The text could serve a course in either tribology or materials science at the graduate or senior undergraduate level. They cover the fundamentals, friction and wear in structural ceramics, bioceramics and biocomposites, nanoceramics, lightweight composites and cermets, ceramics in a cyrogenic environment, and the water-lubricated wear of ceramics.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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