Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology

Dr. Wojciech Borek, Ph.D. and MSc in Engineering, is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, and a member of the association of Polish Cluster of Innovative Forging Technologies “HEFAJSTOS.” His scientific interests include materials science, heat treatment, thermomechanical treatment, plastic deformations, and Gleeble simulations, especially Gleeble welding simulation. He is also a specialist in steels, stainless steel, high-manganese austenitic steels, and light metal alloys. He is an author and coauthor of around 100 scientific publications worldwide including ten chapters in books and more than thirty publications in the Web of Science database. He has won ten national and international awards and honors. Dr. Borek has served, or is currently serving, as a contractor for more than eight research and didactic projects in Poland and abroad, a reviewer of numerous scientific publications, and a co-promoter of two doctoral dissertations.

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Cavitation erosion is one of the most popular phenomena of the destruction of engineering materials working in water conditions and various kinds of liquids. The cavitation effect is defined as a physical effect, induced by a variable field of liquid pressures, where bubbles or other voids (caverns) - containing steams of a given liquid, gas, or a steam-gas mixture - are formed, expanded, and disappear. A better understanding of all aspects related to cavitation wear will allow for more thoughtful analysis in the selection of innovative engineering materials additionally protected by various technologies or techniques in the field of surface engineering, and optimization of the design of constructional elements used in the cavitation environment. The novelty of this book is the presentation of extensive knowledge related to cavitation, erosion, and how to protect engineering materials against this phenomenon supported by the results of thorough research by the authors.

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