Friction and Wear in Metals

Friction and Wear in Metals

© 2024
Friction and Wear in Metals

Authors: Riyadh A. Al-Samarai, Yarub Al-Douri

Publisher Springer 

eBook ISBN 978-981-97-1168-0

Hardcover ISBN 978-981-97-1167-3

Softcover ISBN 978-981-97-1170-3


Wear is a process that occurs at the interfaces of interacting bodies. However, the gradual removal of this barrier by scientists has revealed a staggering array of different types and causes of wear. Since the very first wear tests, we have learned much more about wear and have made great strides in identifying wear mechanisms. Our understanding of wear has changed over the past few decades and this includes how we classify different wear mechanisms. Originally intended to classify wear mechanisms, terms such as abrasion, adhesion, and fatigue are inadequate today. Originally intended to categorize wear mechanisms, terms like abrasion, adhesion, and fatigue are today inadequate. Surface coatings and new materials wear differently. Understanding the mechanisms through which wear occurs, which frequently involve complex reactions and transitions, is essential to the effective utilization of these resources. Also, it will be much simpler for us to modify a material if we comprehend how, it resists wear and friction. It is now obvious that thin layers of material existing between interacting surfaces influence all known types of friction and wear. The reduction of friction and wear caused by the presence of fluid or lubricant at the point of contact has long been known. Wear and friction are typically substantially higher if such a film is merely created by bodies sliding in dry contact. In general, this film creation significantly lowers friction and wear, which makes it typically advantageous. Nonetheless, occasionally film formation occurs increases friction and wear. This textbook offers current knowledge on materials, wear mechanisms, and wear. The chapters cover the most recent ideas in classification of wear mechanisms, metal wear, polymer and ceramic wear, fretting wear, material wear, friction and ceramic wear, the third body concept in problems of wear and friction, and tribology of technical surfaces. The effects of surface chemistry in tribology, wear in boundary lubrication, the influence of lubricant chemistry on wear, the characterization and classification of particles and surfaces, as well as machine breakdowns and their avoidance, are also covered. This book advantage is its current understanding of the subject and the repeated mentions of technical principles.

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024

The EurASc Annual Symposium & Ceremony 2024 will be held at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, on October 29-30th of 2024, under the General Theme of “Science for Sustainability” which is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It is open to all the academics and researchers who will be interested to join, upon registration.

All the scientific fields fostering sustainability will be welcome according to the Divisions of EurASc:

Chemistry, Computational and information sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Engineering, Materials science, Mathematics, Medicine and life sciences, Physics, and Social sciences and Humanities.

Promotion of the interaction between the academic and industrial sectors will also be fostered.

The scientific programme will comprehend the presentation of Lectures, discussions and the Award and PrizesCeremony, where the Leonardo da Vinci Award and the Blaise Pascal Medals for outstanding scientific achievements will be awarded and lectures will be delivered by the awardees. A Welcome session of the New Members is also being arranged.

Within the celebration of the EurASc 20th year anniversary, the edition of a celebratory book (to be published by a major world publisher) is under consideration.

A social programme is being planned, with guided tours to Lisbon and cultural places closeby.

We look forward to your presence.

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Our symposium convenes distinguished scientists from various fields, including Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, and Life Sciences, representing a diverse spectrum of expertise from European countries, the USA, and China. Central to our mission is the facilitation of meaningful exchanges between academia and industry, fostering collaborative efforts towards sustainable advancements. As we mark the 20th anniversary of EurASc, we are excited to announce special initiatives such as the publication of a commemorative book and the creation of a commemorative medal. Beyond scholarly discourse, our social program offers networking opportunities and cultural experiences, including a conference dinner, a guided tour of Lisbon, and a possible excursion.

We extend this invitation to you to consider sponsoring this event. Please refer to the attached “Sponsoring” file for standard sponsorship options, though we are flexible and open to discussing customized arrangements to best align with your objectives and preferences.

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Our event page is currently under construction, but we’re working hard to bring you an amazing experience. Exciting details coming soon!

Call for Nominations: Blaise Pascal Medals and Leonardo da Vinci Award 2024

Call for Nominations: Blaise Pascal Medals and Leonardo da Vinci Award 2024
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Dear Academicians,

We are pleased to invite you to nominate candidates for the prestigious Blaise Pascal Medals and the esteemed Leonardo da Vinci Award. Your nominations can include members of the European Academy of Sciences or non-members who have made outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

🏅 **Blaise Pascal Medal** 🏅
– Nominations must be submitted before January 15th (*extended deadline: February 29th).
– Up to 8 Blaise Pascal Medals can be awarded, following careful selection within the scientific committee of each division and final approval by the General Board.

🏆 **Leonardo Da Vinci Award** 🏆
– Nominations must be submitted before February 29th.
– The Leonardo da Vinci Award is a singular honor, with the recipient selected by the presidium based on propositions from different divisions.

Your participation in this nomination process is vital, and we encourage you to recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to science and technology.


All information about nominations: HERE


First International Forum on Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing 

First International Forum on Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing 

In the frame of the conference Advanced Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing Forum, organized under the auspicious of the Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, the EurASc delegation composed of the president, the vice president and the heads of Materials, Chemistry and Life Science Divisions met with members of CAS, as well with EurASc fellow, Professor Alan Lau, president of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.

During the forum, there was opportunity to introduce EurASc to all attendees, including high-ranking authorities of the university and of the province.

The topics of the talks given by EurASc members were:


  • Responsible electronics beyond silicon (R. Martins);
  • Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy; electronics and Photonics Applications (A. Tressaud); 
  • Metal Ligant cooperativity in molecular chemistry (P. Braunstein); 
  • Intelligent Biomaterials: How nature can be transformed or mimicked for Revolutionary Medical and Energy Applications (D. Scherman);
  • Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies (F. Rosei).

Wree invited a total of 12 academicians from the European Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering to participate. They delivered speeches and exchanged views with local industrialists, researchers and engineers on their areas of expertise. Many constructive cooperation ideas and will follow up on to create better synergies between European countries and China.


Prof. Mohan Edirisinghe is to be awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award 2023

Prof. Mohan Edirisinghe is to be awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award 2023

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe OBE FREng, Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials at University College London (UCL), is to be awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award 2023. 

The annual award, which carries a £3,000 prize, goes to an engineer or small team of engineers who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of any field of UK engineering. It will be presented at the Academy’s AGM in London on 19 September.

The Colin Campbell Mitchell Award commemorates the life and work of one of Scotland’s most accomplished marine engineers. Edinburgh-born Colin Campbell Mitchell OBE FRSE (1904-69) had a long and distinguished career with Brown Brothers Engineering, where he pioneered the development of the steam catapult for use on aircraft carriers. Awarded to an individual or team of up to six engineers, either working or studying in the UK, the Colin Campbell Mitchell Award is given for the greatest contribution to the advancement of any field of engineering within the period of the four years prior to the making of the award. A cash prize of £3,000 will be awarded to an individual, up to a maximum of £6,000 for a team.


Professor Edirisinghe, who is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences since 2020, is recognised for his world-leading contribution to the industrial application of polymeric fibres by inventing novel fibre manufacturing vessels and processes. He has pioneered a process called pressurised gyration, which can simultaneously combine flow rate, applied pressure and rotation speed and is applicable to all types of polymers worldwide.




Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability

Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability

© 2022
Philosophies os Structural Safety and Reliability

by Issac Elishakoff
Book Description

Uncertainty is certain to be found in structural engineering, making it crucial to structure design. This book covers three competing philosophies behind structural safety and reliability: probabilistic analysis, fuzzy set-based treatments, and the convex approach.

Explaining the theory behind probabilistic analysis, fuzzy set-based treatments, and the convex approach in detail, alongside their implementation, use, and benefits, the book compares and contrasts these methods, enabling the reader to solve problems associated with uncertainty. These uncertainty issues can be seen in civil engineering structures, risk of earthquakes, impact of rough seas on ships, and turbulence affecting aerospace vehicles. Building on the authors’ many years of experience in the field, Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability is an essential guide to structural uncertainty. Topics covered in the book include properties of materials and their structural deterioration, safety factor and reliability, risk evaluation and loads, and their combinations.

This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the fields of aerospace, civil, mechanical, marine, and ocean engineering.

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