Editors: Jeyaprakash Natarajan, Che-Hua Yang

Laser Surface Treatments for Tribological Applications

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Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-5036-31-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5036-30-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150363051210101
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This reference 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.

Key Features:

  • - 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.


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Jia-Chang Wang
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Jeyaprakash Natarajan, Che-Hua Yang
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List of Contributors

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Metals and their Tribological Applications

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Mahendra Babu Kantipudi*, Yaojung Shiao
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Tribological Issues with Metals

- Pp. 26-52 (27)
Milon Selvam Dennison*, G. Vignesh
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Hardfacing Alloy Powders

- Pp. 53-76 (24)
S. Venukumar, T. Vijaya Babu, K. Tejonadha Babu*
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Lasers and their Industrial Applications

- Pp. 77-98 (22)
Venkata Charan Kantumuchu*
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Laser Surface Hardening

- Pp. 99-118 (20)
D. Raj Kumar*, T. Prabakaran, D. Gunasekar
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Laser Surface Melting

- Pp. 119-132 (14)
Muralimohan Cheepu*
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Laser Surface Alloying

- Pp. 133-147 (15)
Venkateswarlu Devuri*, Muralimohan Cheepu
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Laser Cladding: Process Parameter, Characterization and Defect Analysis – Review and Future Trends

- Pp. 148-174 (27)
R. Dinesh Kumar, Nandhini Ravi*, Varthini Rajagopal
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Strengthening of Tribological Properties by Laser Texturing: Impact of Process Variables and Applications – Review and Future Trends

- Pp. 175-197 (23)
Varthini Rajagopal, R. Dinesh Kumar*, K. Ganesa Balamurugan
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Material and Tribological Characterization of Surfaces

- Pp. 198-222 (25)
Kaushik N. Ch *, Krishna Kishore Mugada*, Muralimohan Cheepu
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Subject Index

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