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Natural Abrasives - Research & Applications

Ronaldo Cozza

University Center FEI – Educational Foundation of Ignatius “Padre Sabóia de Medeiros”


Abrasion Dental Materials Biomaterials Orthopaedic Implants Thin Films Tribology Lapidation and Polishing Wear Industrial Costs Surface Topography Hard Particle Wear Testing Methods Wear Modelling Mapping

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When the diverse types of wear reported in the different industrial segments are studied it is observed that, approximately, 50% of them are related to the action of “abrasive wear” and/or “micro-abrasive wear”, being occasioned, in many circumstances, by natural abrasives. In contrast, the same abrasive materials that cause tribologic damage and financial loss in machines and equipment used in mechanical, metallurgical, materials, mining industries and agricultural sector, are applied on the analysis of dental materials, biomaterials adopted in the manufacturing of orthopaedic implants and complements, as well as industrial processes of manufacturing: conventional machining processes, special machining processes, lapidation and polishing. Consequently, the researches focused on wear analysis occasioned during work become important, as well as the scientific researches with the purpose of to study and to develop materials for the benefit of the human, like materials used in dental and orthopaedic areas. Thereby, this book aims to focus on the topics mentioned above, beyond general aspects related to natural abrasives.

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Date completed: October 31st 2019

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Ronaldo Cozza

University Center FEI – Educational Foundation of Ignatius “Padre Sabóia de Medeiros”

Ronaldo Câmara Cozza received the titles of Mechanical Engineering by University Center FEI – Educational Foundation of Ignatius “Padre Sabóia de Medeiros” in 2002 and Mathematical by Methodist University of São Paulo, in 2005. He conducted his Programs of Master Degree and Doctor Degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo – 2006 e 2011, respectively; in 2015, he finished the Post-Doctorate in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, also in the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. Nowadays, Ronaldo Câmara Cozza works as Titular Professor in two Universities: University Center FEI – Educational Foundation of Ignatius “Padre Sabóia de Medeiros” – Departments of Mechanical and Materials – and CEETEPS – State Center of Technological Education “Paula Souza” – Department of Mechanical Manufacturing – both in São Paulo State – Brazil, teaching “Technical Drawing”, “Mechanical Processes of Manufacturing”, “Machine Kinematics and Dynamics” and “Tribology”. Since 2003, Prof. R.C. Cozza researches the fundamentals and tribological behavior of materials under conditions of micro-abrasive wear.

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