Prof Tadeusz Stolarski

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Emeritus Professor

Room: H104
Brunel University
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266693
Email: tadeusz.stolarski@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

Academic Career

  • 1970 - MSc, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • 1975 - PhD, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • 1979 - DIC, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
  • 1981 - DSc(Eng), Technical university of Cracow, Poland
  • 1993 - Titular Professor, (Title conferred by the President of Poland)

Industrial Career

  • 1970 - 1971, Design Engineer for Deck Lifting Equipment, Gdansk Shipyard.

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Surface Mechanics and Tribology with particular emphasis on surface fatigue resulting from rolling contact of ceramics and polymers.
  • High speed air bearings
  • Boundary Lubrication - analytical models
  • Dry Face Seals.
  • Science University of Tokyo, Japan (High Speed Air Bearings)
  • Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan (Surface Fatigue of Coatings)
  • Chiba University, Japan (Laser Visualisation of Crack Propagation, Fretting)
  • Technical University of Gdansk, Poland (Sliding bearings)

Previous Research

Attracted research funding totalling over 250 K over the last five years. Sources of funding include :

  • EPSRC
  • DTI
  • SKF
  • Castrol International
  • Compact Radial Compressors
  • KV Automation Systems

Teaching

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Design Principles
  • Tribology

Activities

Teaching Company Schemes

  • Selby international (1987-1989) 190 K
  • KV Automation Systems, current, 85 K

Consultancy

Acted as a consultant and advisor on technical matters to numerous companies. These include:

  • Advanced Bearing Technology
  • Derivative Technology
  • Compact Radial Compressors
  • Lucas Automotive
  • SKF
  • Castrol International
  • Anchor Foods

On a Lighter Note

I like classical music, reading philosophy and have an interest in Japan and its culture.

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(2012) Stolarski, TA. and Yamane, M., Tribological Performance of PTFE-Metal Binary Coatings in Rolling/Sliding Contact, TRIBOLOGY LETTERS 46 (3) : 313- 327 Download publication

(2011) Stolarski, TA., Xue, Y. and Yoshimoto, S., Air journal bearing utilizing near-field acoustic levitation stationary shaft case, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART J-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING TRIBOLOGY 225 (J3) : 120- 127 Download publication

(2010) Stolarski, TA., Numerical modeling and experimental verification of compressible squeeze film pressure, Tribology International 43 (1-2) : 356- 360

(2009) Iida, Y. and Stolarski, T., Alternation on rolling contact properties of steel due to magnetic field, Wear 266 (11-12) : 1098- 1105

(2008) Stolarski, TA. and Chai, W., Inertia effect in squeeze film air contact, Tribology International 41 (8) : 716- 723

(2008) Vongbandit, P. and Stolarski, TA., Surface damage of brittle polymer resulting from static cyclic contact loading, Journal of Materials Science 43 (4) : 1180- 1190

(2008) Yamane, M., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Influence of counter material on friction and wear performance of PTFE-metal binary coatings, Tribology International 41 (4) : 269- 281

(2007) Yamane, M., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Wear and friction mechanism of PTFE reservoirs embedded into thermal sprayed metallic coatings, Wear 263 1364- 1374

(2007) Stolarski, TA. and Woolliscroft, CI., Use of near-field acoustic levitation in experimental sliding contact, Journal of Applied Mechanics 74 (4) : 816- 820 Download publication

(2007) Iida, Y., Stolarski, TA. and Sato, K., Surface damage resulting from rolling contact operating in magnetic field, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 40 (24) : 7629- 7637 Download publication

(2007) Stolarski, TA. and Woolliscroft, SP., Performance of a self-lifting linear air contact, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 221 (9) : 1103- 1115 Download publication

(2006) Stolarski, TA. and Chai, W., Load-carrying capacity generation in squeeze film action, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 48 (7) : 736- 741

(2006) Stolarski, TA., Self-lifting contacts: from physical fundamentals to practical applications, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 220 (8) : 1211- 1218

(2006) Stolarski, TA. and Chai, W., Self-levitating sliding air contact, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 48 (6) : 601- 621

(2005) Shi, MG., Miyazawa, F., Tobe, S. and Stolarski, TA., The friction and wear properties of PTFE composite-thermal spray metallic binary coatings, Materials Transactions 46 (1) : 84- 87

(2005) Ha, DN., Stolarski, TA. and Yoshimoto, S., An aerodynamic bearing with adjustable geometry and self-lifting capacity. Part 1: Self-lift capacity by squeeze film, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 219 (1) : 33- 39

(2005) Tobe, S., Yamane, M. and Stolarski, TA., Friction and wear of polytetrafluoroethylene reservoirs embedded into metallurgical coatings, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 219 (J2) : 107- 115

(2004) Jones, S., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Sliding performance of binary metal-PTFE coatings, Wear 257 (5-6) : 539- 554

(2003) Akdogan, G., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Wear performance of polytetrafluoroethylene-metal coatings in rolling/sliding line contact, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 217 (2) : 103- 114

(2003) Akdogan, G. and Stolarski, TA., Wear in metal/silicon nitride sliding pairs, Ceramics International 29 (4) : 435- 446

(2002) Stolarski, TA. and Zhou, Q., Temperature-friction characteristics of used lubricant from two-stroke cross-head marine diesel engines, Wear 252 (3-4) : 300- 305

(2002) Akdogan, G., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Wear of metal/PTFE coatings in rolling line contact, Journal of Materials Science 37 (23) : 5013- 5019

(2002) Akdogan, G., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Surface fatigue of molybdenum and Al-bronze coatings in unlubricated rolling/sliding contact, Wear 253 (3-4) : 319- 330

(2001) Stolarski, TA., Attrition of silicon nitride as a function of counterface material and contact zone kinematics, Journal of Materials Science 36 (8) : 1911- 1919

(2001) Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., The effect of spraying distance on wear resistance of molybdenum coatings, Wear 249 (12) : 1096- 1102

(2000) Sato, K., Stolarski, TA. and Iida, Y., The effect of magnetic field on fretting wear, Wear 241 (1) : 99- 108

(2000) Al-Sabti, SI. and Stolarski, TA., Rolling contact crack growth in a PMMA disc, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 78 (13) : 2311- 2317

Conference Papers

(2007) Lam, WPW., Mao, K., Kerr, C. and Stolarski, TA., Wear assessment of tin and tin alloy coatings, 8th International Conference on Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics VIII

(2006) Hirukawa, K., Akita, K., Tobe, S., Stolarski, TA. and Ohya, S., X-ray residual stress measurements on plasma sprayed molybdenum coatings, 3rd International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials III

(2003) Stolarski, TA. and Zhou, Q., Sliding wear under fluctuating load, 2nd International Conference on Tribology in Environmental Design

(2000) Tamiya, T., Sato, K. and Stolarski, TA., Application of the method of caustics to rolling contact fatigue, 1st International Conference on Tribology in Environmental Design 2000

(2000) Stolarski, TA., Analytical methods in tribology design, Engineering Design Conference 2000: Design for Excellence

Books

(2000) Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Rolling contacts.

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