Progress in surface treatment

Progress in surface treatment. Edited by Nahed El Mahallawy and Mingxing Zhang Zurich, Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications, 2008. doi:10.4028/

Title Progress in surface treatment
Place of Publication Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.4028/
Volume 384
Series Key Engineering Materials
ISBN 9780878493722; 0878493727; 1013-9826
Editor Nahed El Mahallawy
Mingxing Zhang
Total number of pages 338
Collection year 2009
Year available 2008
Abstract/Summary All components and mechanical parts have surfaces which are either exposed to a particular environment or are in contact with other components. Consequent corrosion and/or wear of the surface may then lead to destructive failure. A so-called "bad" surface is a favoured spot for crack initiation, resulting in a decrease in the fatigue, tensile properties and even toughness of materials. Although the development of new materials can improve the surface properties, this can also lead to a change in the properties of the substrate. For example, increasing the carbon content significantly improves the wear resistance of steels, but toughness has to be sacrificed. Increased cost is another major concern. Moreover, for some components, such as gears, a ductile substrate and a hard surface are required. In this case, surface treatment remains the only choice. Surface modification, also termed surface treatment, has thus been recognised as being a major emergent manufacturing technology for improving the surface properties, with minimal alteration of the substrate. [Google books]
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: 338 p. : il.

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Created: Tue, 16 Nov 2010, 17:58:31 EST by Associate Professor Mingxing Zhang on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering