Plasma-Spray Coating: Principles and Applications

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Wiley, Jul 11, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 354 pages
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Over the past two decades, thermal spraying of metallic, ceramic and composite coatings has emerged as a powerful tool for surface engineering, with many new applications and markets continually being developed. This book will help materials scientists and engineers to choose the most appropriate combination of materials, equipment, and operation parameters for the design of high-performance coatings with new functional properties and improved service life.


* a thorough treatment of the fundamental physical processes governing plasma spray technology;

* a critical assessment of advantages and disadvantages of the method compared with other suface coating techniques;

* a discussion of basic equipment requirements and limitations;

* case studies and typical applications to solve industrial problems.

Plasma-Spray Coating offers a stimulating combination of basic concepts and practical applications. Materials scientists and engineers, as well as graduate students will find this book of enormous value.

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Robert Heimann is professor emeritus of technical mineralogy and materials science. He obtained his academic degrees from Freie Universitat (FU) Berlin, and subsequently served as a faculty member at FU Berlin and Universitat Karlsruhe. From 1979 on he worked in Canada as a research associate (McMaster University), senior researcher (3M Canada Inc.), staff geochemist (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited), and research manager (Alberta Research Counci8l). From 1993 to 2004 he was a full professor at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Professor Heimann has authored over 260 scientific publications, several books and book chapters, and in 2001 was awarded the Georg-Agricola-Medal of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) for his outstanding life time achievements in applied mineralogy. He is now president of a consulting company and also on the editorial board of Elsevier's Surface and Coating Technology journal.

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