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Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Tribology and Engineering Systems


  • Himanshu C. Patel
  • Gunamani Deheri
  • Harshvadan S. Patel
  • Shreya M. Mehta
  • Analytical/experimental methods elaborated in each chapter

  • Includes fruitful and critical conclusions drawn from cutting-edge research in each chapter

  • Comprises comparative analysis of present work in tribology against some of the earlier published important work

  • Serves a limited purpose from basic subjects like physics to most advanced subjects like bionanotechnology and bionanotribology

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Fluid Film Lubrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikhilkumar D. Abhangi, G. M. Deheri, Shruti S. Mehta
      Pages 49-58
    3. Dhaneshwar Prasad, S. S. Panda, S. V. Subrahmanyam
      Pages 73-84
    4. N. S. Patel, D. P. Vakharia, G. M. Deheri, H. C. Patel
      Pages 117-126
  3. Friction and Wear

About these proceedings


This book contains advanced-level research material in the area of lubrication theory and related aspects, presented by eminent researchers during the International Conference on Advances in Tribology and Engineering Systems (ICATES 2013) held at Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, India during October 15–17, 2013. The material in this book represents the advanced field of tribology and reflects the work of many eminent researchers from both India and abroad. The treatment of the presentations is the result of the contributions of several professionals working in the industry and academia. This book will be useful for students, researchers, academicians, and professionals working in the area of tribology, in general, and bearing performance characteristics, in particular, especially from the point-of-view of design. This book will also appeal to researchers and professionals working in fluid-film lubrication and other practical applications of tribology. A wide range of topics has been included despite space and time constraints. Basic concepts and fundamentals techniques have been emphasized upon, while also including highly specialized topics and methods (such as nano-tribology, bio-nanotribology). Care has been taken to generate interest for a wide range of readers, considering the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.


Bionanotribology Boundary Lubrication Contact Mechanics Fluid Film Lubrication Green Tribology ICATES 2013 Thin Film Lubrication Wind Turbine Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Himanshu C. Patel
    • 1
  • Gunamani Deheri
    • 2
  • Harshvadan S. Patel
    • 3
  • Shreya M. Mehta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsL.D. College of EngineeringAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSardar Patel UniversityVallabh VidyaNagarIndia
  3. 3. University AreaL.D. College of EngineeringAhmedabadIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical Engineering University AreaL.D. College of EngineeringAhmedabadIndia

About the editors

Dr. Himanshu C. Patel is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, India. He has been teaching for 13 years and has over 10 years of research experience. He has published several research papers in various international journals. He has also participated in several international conferences, including the ASME/STLE conference in 2012 at Denver, Colorado. He is Advisor – Research and Development in Science and Humanities, Gujarat Technological University.

Dr. Gunamani Deheri is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, India. He has 27 years of teaching/research experience. His research interests include tribology and functional analysis. He has over 100 research papers to his credit in various international journals. He has won the Hariom Ashram Award for the best research paper five times. He is also the winner of the Balkanji Bari Science Trust Award and the Excellence in Research Award, Saurashtra University.

Dr. H.S. Patel is Professor of Applied Mechanics at Government Engineering College, Patan, Gujarat, India. His areas of expertise include structural engineering, tsunami engineering and advanced computing in structural engineering. He has published more than 40 papers in international and national journals and three books in area of structural engineering. He has over 28 years of teaching experience and has conducted several training programs on computer aided design.

Dr. Shreya M. Mehta is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. She holds a doctorate from S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat. She has been teaching for over 16 years. She has published several research papers at both the national and the international level. She had guided several students in their dissertation work.

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