Biomimetics in Materials Science

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Dezember 2011



Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this biomimetic technology, which is in contrast to traditional  engineering processes such as wear and fatigue.  Biomimetics in Materials Science is the first monograph to be devoted to these materials. A new theoretical framework for these processes is presented based on the concept of multi-scale structure of entropy and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, together with a detailed review of the available technology. The latter includes experimental, modeling, and simulation results obtained on self-healing/lubricating/cleaning materials since their emergence in the past decade.


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Thermodynamic principles of self-healing in metallic materials
Chapter 3. Case study of self-healing in metallic composite with embedded low melting temperature solders
Chapter 4. Surface healing: a case study
Chapter 5. Development of Metallic and metal matrix composite self-healing materials
Chapter 6. Friction, wear, and self-lubrication
Chapter 7. Thermodynamic methods in tribology and friction-induced self-organization
Chapter 8. Tribological properties of metal matrix composites
Chapter 9. Thermodynamic foundations of wetting and capillary phenomena
Chapter 10. Superhydrophobicity
Chapter 11. Lotus-effect and self-cleaning
Chapter 12. Self-cleaning in the water flow
Chapter 13. Artificial self-cleaning surfaces
Chapter 14. Outlook


Dr. Michael Nosonovsky is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). He is a co-author of one monograph, ten book chapters, and more than 50 research articles. For his work on the Lotus effect and biomimetic surfaces, he was honored with the 2008 Burt L. Newkirk Award by ASME.Dr. Pradeep K. Rohatgi is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Director of the UWM Center for Composites. He is a pioneer in the field of composite materials, particularly metal matrix composites. Rohatgi has coauthored and edited eleven books and over four hundred scientific papers, and holds 20 U.S. patents. In 2006, he was honored with the "Rohatgi Honorary Symposium" on Solidification Processing of Metal Matrix Composites by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
EAN: 9781461409250
ISBN: 146140925X
Untertitel: Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating, and Self-Cleaning Materials. 'Springer Series in Materials Science'. Edition. 212 schwarz-weiße und 88 farbige Abbildungen, 30 schwarz-weiße Tabellen. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2011
Seitenanzahl: XXVI
Format: gebunden
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