The reference “Laser Surface Treatments for Tribological Applications” presents comprehensive information about laser surface treatments for tribological applications. Chapters of the book highlight the importance of laser technology in modifying materials to optimize the effects of friction and lubrication, by explaining a range of surface modification methods used in industries. These methods include hardening, melting, alloying, cladding and texturing. The knowledge in the book is intended to give an in-depth understanding about the role of laser technology in tribology and the manufacture of industrial materials and surfaces for special applications.
– 10 chapters on topics relevant to tribology and industrial applications of laser material processing
– Comprehensively covers laser surface modification of metals and alloys
– Explains a wide range of surface modification methods (hardening, melting, alloying, cladding and texturing)
– Covers material and tribological characterization of surfaces
– Presents information in a simple structured layout for easy reading, with introductory notes for learners
– Provides references for further reading
This book is an ideal reference for students and learners in courses related to engineering, manufacturing and materials science. Researchers, industrial professionals and general readers interested in laser assisted machining processes and surface modification techniques will also find the book to be an informative reference on the subject.
About the Editors:
N. Jeyaprakash is a Research Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Manufacturing Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree in Production Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India in 2018. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering, Hamelmalo College, Keren, Eritrea, North East Africa during 2011-2013 and in Department of Production Engineering, College of Engineering, FDRE Defence University, Ethiopia, North Africa during 2013- 2015. He has published more than 50 articles in various reputed journals. His research interest includes Laser material processing, tribology, non-destructive testing, laser ultrasound, additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Muralimohan Cheepu is a Research Manager at the Super-TIG Welding Co., Limited, Busan-46722, Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Kyungsung University Busan in 2019. He has published more than 90 articles in various reputed journals. His research interest includes Laser material processing, welding, tribology, additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Che-Hua Yang is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Manufacturing Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A in 1991. He has published more than 100 articles in various reputed journals. His research interest includes Laser ultrasound technique, Elastic wave propagation, Industrial real-time online monitoring, Advanced non-destructive testing technology, Structural analysis and testing, Application of mechanical and electrical integration, Finite element analysis, Precision optical measurement, Vibration analysis and testing.
Tribological applications, Barcoding, Biomaterials, Data storage, Fashion technology, Matrix laser, Heat treatment, Inconel, Intergranular corrosion, Materials processing, Metallic carbides, Stress corrosion cracking, force microscopy, Scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy
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