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Introduction to Surface Engineering


  • Date Published: March 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521401685

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  • This highly illustrated reference work covers the three principal types of surface technologies that best protect engineering devices and products: diffusion technologies, deposition technologies, and other less commonly acknowledged surface engineering (SE) techniques. Various applications are noted throughout the text and additionally whole chapters are devoted to specific SE applications across the automotive, gas turbine engine (GTE), metal machining, and biomedical implant sectors. Along with the benefits of SE, this volume also critically examines SE's limitations. Materials degradation pathways - those which can and those which cannot be mitigated by SE - are rigorously explained. Written from a scientific, materials engineering perspective, this concise text is supported by high-quality images and photo-micrographs which show how surfaces can be engineered to overcome the limits of conventionally produced materials, even in complex or hostile operating environments. This book is a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professional engineers.

    • An easy-to-read, copiously illustrated and valuable reference work for graduate engineers, scientists, and those engaged in project work, allowing readers to obtain a rapid grasp on surface engineering technologies from a materials engineering perspective
    • Includes applications-oriented text with real life examples that students and professionals will be able to use right away
    • The text is supported by high-quality images and photo-micrographs of how surfaces are better engineered to overcome the limits of conventionally produced materials when placed in complex and often hostile operating environments
    • Provides a comprehensive explanation of the limitations, as well as the benefits, of surface engineering
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I enjoyed reading this very straightforward book. Its great strength is as a complete resource that will be invaluable for those studying and teaching courses on surface engineering at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level in universities, as well as materials scientists and mechanical engineers in government research establishments and industrial research environments.' Kevin M. Knowles, University of Cambridge

    'Within the vast diverse literature of surface engineering this single authored work brings together all the many facets of the subject to provide a deep understanding of how the discipline can be implemented to enhance the performance of materials subjected to the most demanding conditions of stress, fatigue, wear, friction and corrosion.' George Krauss, University Emeritus Professor, Colorado School of Mines

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521401685
    • dimensions: 261 x 183 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background to the subject
    2. Surface engineering basics
    3. Surface engineering with diffusion technologies
    4. Surface engineering with deposition technologies
    5. Surface engineering by other means
    6. Surface degradation and its evaluation
    7. Surface engineering for cutting tools
    8. Surface engineering for automotive engine components
    9. Surface engineering for gas turbine engines (GTEs)
    10. Surface engineering for biomedical implants

  • Author

    P. A. Dearnley, Boride Services Ltd.
    P. A. Dearnley C.Eng., FIMMM, is Director of Boride Services Ltd. He commenced his materials engineering experience in the UK steel industry, latterly completing a B.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) at the University of Birmingham. Following several post-doctoral positions with Industry (Sandvik Ltd) and University (Birmingham and Cambridge) he became an active faculty member (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer) at the University of Auckland and the University of Leeds, where he led many research and teaching initiatives in surface engineering. Presently he is Director of Boride Services Ltd, UK where he continues his specialist research interests in developing plasma based surface engineering solutions for improving the durability of cutting tool and biomedical materials.

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