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

(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

(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

(1999) Stolarski, TA., Mechano-chemical wear of ceramics, Journal of Materials Science 34 (15) : 3609- 3622

(1998) Stolarski, TA., Hosseini, SM. and Tobe, S., Surface fatigue of polymers in rolling contact, Wear 214 (2) : 271- 278

(1998) Al-Sabti, SL. and Stolarski, TA., Surface fatigue of brittle polymers in rolling line contact, Tribology International 31 (11) : 695- 699

(1998) Stolarski, TA. and Jisheng, E., Effect of water in oil based slurry on wear of silicon nitride, British Ceramics Transactions 97 (2) : 61- 67

(1998) Stolarski, TA. and Xue, Y., Performance study of a back-depression mechanical dry gas seal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 212 (J4) : 279- 290

(1997) Jisheng, E., Stolarski, TA. and Gawne, DT., Mechanical and tribochemical effects during accelerated wear of silicon nitride in diamond slurries, Tribology Transactions 40 (4) : 597- 604

(1997) Xue, Y. and Stolarski, TA., Numerical prediction of the performance of gas-lubricated spiral groove thrust bearings, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 211 (2) : 117- 128

(1997) Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., The effect of accelerated material removal on roundness and residual stresses in ceramic balls, Wear 205 (1-2) : 206- 213

(1996) Stolarski, TA. and Williams, H., Mode of loading and contact configuration effects in the wear of polymers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 61 (7) : 1217- 1222

(1996) Jisheng, E., Stolarski, TA. and Gawne, DT., Tribochemically assisted wear of silicon nitride ball, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 16 (1) : 25- 34

(1996) Samatowicz, D., Olszewski, O. and Stolarski, TA., Studies into the physical properties of a ceramic material with deposited film of lubricant, Ceramics International 22 (3) : 187- 191

(1996) Jisheng, E., Stolarski, TA. and Gawne, DT., Wear behaviour of alumina and sialon in line contact lubricated with diamond slurry, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 16 (8) : 865- 872

(1996) Mair, LH., Stolarski, TA., Vowles, RW. and Lloyd, CH., Wear: mechanisms, manifestations and measurement, Journal of Dentistry 24 (1-2) : 141- 148

(1995) Hadfield, M. and Stolarski, TA., Observations of delamination fatigue on precracked ceramic elements in rolling contact, Ceramics International 21 (2) : 125- 130

(1995) Hadfield, M. and Stolarski, TA., Observations of lubricated rolling contact fatigue on silicon-nitride rods, Ceramics International 21 (1) : 13- 19

(1995) Hadfield, M. and Stolarski, TA., The effect of the test machine on the failure mode in lubricated rolling contact of silicon nitride, Tribology International 28 (6) : 377- 382

(1995) Stolarski, TA., Jisheng, E., Gawne, DT. and Panesar, S., The effect of load and abrasive particle-size on the material removal rate of silicon-nitride artifacts, Ceramics International 21 (5) : 355- 366

(1995) Stolarski, TA. and Khan, MZ., Steady-state performance of oil lubricated helical groove journal bearing, Tribology Transactions 38 (2) : 459- 465

(1995) Hosseini, SM. and Stolarski, TA., Phenomenology of surface failure of poly(methylmethacrylate) resulting from rolling-contact fatigue, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 56 (3) : 311- 316

(1994) Hadfield, M., Tobe, S. and Stolarski, TA., Subsurface crack investigation on delaminated ceramic elements, Tribology International 27 (5) : 359- 367

(1994) Lutton, MD. and Stolarski, TA., The effect of water lubrication on polymer wear under rolling-contact conditions, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 54 (6) : 771- 782

(1994) Cirel, C. and Stolarski, TA., Factors affecting wear of ceramic balls, Wear 172 (2) : 191- 196

(1994) Lovern, JE. and Stolarski, TA., Lubrication of silicon-nitride sliding contact, Ceramics International 20 (5) : 277- 282

(1994) Stolarski, TA., Analysis of the resistance to motion in a sliding contact, Wear 171 (1-2) : 203- 209

(1993) Harangozo, AV. and Stolarski, TA., Fundamental dynamic performance of fluid-pivot and squeeze-film damper bearings, Tribology International 26 (6) : 413- 419

(1993) Hadfield, M., Stolarski, TA., Cundill, RT. and Horton, S., Failure modes of precracked ceramic elements under rolling contact, Wear 169 (1) : 69- 75

(1993) Hadfield, M., Stolarski, TA. and Cundill, RT., Failure modes of ceramics in rolling contact, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 443 (1919) : 607- 621

(1993) Hadfield, M., Fukinawa, G., Stolarski, TA. and Tobe, S., Residual-stresses in failed ceramic rolling-contact balls, Ceramics International 19 (5) : 307- 313

(1993) Hadfield, M., Stolarski, TA., Cundill, RT. and Horton, S., Failure modes of ceramic elements with ring-crack defects, Tribology International 26 (3) : 157- 164

(1993) Hadfield, M., Stolarski, TA. and Cundill, RT., Delamination of ceramic balls in rolling-contact, Ceramics International 19 (3) : 151- 158

(1993) Stolarski, TA., External lubrication of high-temperature thermoplastic polymers, Jornal of Applied Polymer Science 48 (5) : 897- 904

(1992) Stolarski, TA., Accelerated wear of ceramic balls, Ceramics Interantional 18 (6) : 379- 384

(1992) Stolarski, TA., Tribology of polyetheretherketone, Wear 158 (1-2) : 71- 78

(1992) Hosseini, SM. and Tsolarski, TA., Morphology of polymer wear debris resulting from different contact conditions, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 45 (11) : 2021- 2030

(1991) Stolarski, TA., Quantitative criteria for boundary lubricant selection, Wear 150 (1-2) : 159- 168

(1991) Harangozo, AV., Stolarski, TA. and Gozdawa, RJ., The effect of different lubrication methods on the performance of a tilting-pad journal bearing, Tribology Transactions 34 (4) : 529- 536

(1991) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., The influence of contact zone kinematics on wear process of polymers, Wear 149 (1-2) : 233- 240

(1991) Burgess, SC., Stolarski, TA. and Karp, S., Analysis of failure modes of a thermoplastic one-way clutch, Proceedings of the Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part C:Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 205 (3) : 209- 215

(1990) Stolarski, TA., A probabilistic approach to wear prediction, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 23 (9) : 1143- 1149

(1990) Burgess, SC., Stolarski, TA. and Karp, S., An accelerated life test for bicycle freewheels, Measurement Science and Technology 1 (1) : 1- 8

(1990) Stolarski, TA., Fractional film defect as a measure of lubricant effectiveness, Tribology Transactions 33 (1) : 21- 24

(1989) Stolarski, TA., Analysis of epicyclic gear train with deformable ring, Mechanism and Machine Theory 24 (5) : 363- 372

(1989) Stolarski, TA., Friction in a pin-on-disc configuration, Mechanism and Machine Theory 24 (5) : 373- 381

(1989) Stolarski, TA., Modeling friction under complex motion conditions, Journal of Tribology 111 (3) : 491- 494

(1989) Lawrence, CC. and Stolarski, TA., Rolling-contact wear of polymers - a preliminary-study, Wear 132 (1) : 183- 191

(1989) Stolarski, TA., Fracture-mechanics and the contact between a pair of surface asperities during rolling, International Journal of Engineering Science 27 (2) : 169- 179

(1989) Stolarski, TA., Probability of scuffing in lubricated contacts, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 203 (6) : 361- 369

(1987) Stolarski, TA., Evaluation of the heat of adsorption of a boundary lubricant, ASLE Transactions 30 (4) : 472- 478

(1986) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., Transfer wear of polymers during combined linear motion and load axis spin - Reply, Wear 110 (1) : 93- 94

(1986) Briscoe, BJ., Yao, LH. and Stolarski, TA., The friction and wear of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)-poly(etheretherketone) composites - an initial appraisal of the optimum composition, Wear 108 (4) : 357- 374

(1986) Cormie, SM. and Stolarski, TA., The influence of friction in the guide bearing on the damping characteristic of a suspension system, Tribology International 19 (6) : 318- 323

(1986) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., The frictional characteristics of reciprocating polymeric bushes in fluid media, Wear 112 (3-4) : 371- 394

(1985) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., Wear of polymers in the pin-on-disk configuration, ACS Symposium Series 287 303- 313

(1985) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., Transfer wear of polymers during combined linear motion and load axis spin, Wear 104 (2) : 121- 137

(1984) Briscoe, BJ., Stolarski, TA. and Davies, GJ., Boundary lubrication of thermoplastic polymers in model fluids, Tribology International 17 (3) : 129- 137

(1981) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., The influence of linear and rotating motions on the friction of polymers, Journal of Lubrication Technology 103 (4) : 503- 508

(1981) Stolarski, TA., A model for lubricated wear in a pin-on-disc configuration, Wear 68 (2) : 141- 150

(1981) Lisowski, Z. and Stolarski, TA., A modified theory of adhesive wear in lubricated contacts, Wear 68 (3) : 333- 345

(1980) Stolarski, TA., Wear of water-lubricated composite-materials, Wear 58 (1) : 103- 108

(1980) Stolarski, TA., A contribution to the theory of lubricated wear, Wear 59 (2) : 309- 322

(1979) Briscoe, BJ. and Stolarski, TA., Combined rotating and linear motion effects on the wear of polymers, Nature 281 (5728) : 206- 208

(1979) Stolarski, TA., Adhesive wear of lubricated contacts, Tribology International 12 (4) : 169- 179

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

(1999) Tamiya, T., Matsumoto, A., Sato, K., Konosu, K. and Stolarski, TA., Caustic image simulation based on boundary element method, 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Contact Mechanics

(1997) Barylski, A., Deja, M. and Stolarski, TA., Computer simulation of kinematic systems of lapping machines, 3rd International Meeting on Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Treatment Effects (Surface Treatment 97)

(1992) Stolarski, TA., Scuffing as a random phenomenon, 19th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology: Thin Films in Tribology

(1991) Burgess, SC., Stolarski, TA. and Karp, S., A new one-way clutch made from thermoplastic materials, European Engineering Research and Technology Transfer Congress - Eurotech Direct 91: Machine Systems

Books

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

(1995) Stolarski, TA., Analytical design techniques. Elsevier Science Publishers

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