Tribology Conferences / Events

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Dec
14
Wed
2016
Railway Brake and Friction Materials Conference and Exhibition
Dec 14 all-day
Feb
21
Tue
2017
Euro Friction, Wear and Wear Protection 2017 @ Schloss Ettlingen
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

European Symposium on Friction, Wear, Wear Protection and Related Areas

Conference Chairs

Matthias Scherge
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany

Martin Dienwiebel
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany

Conference Organisation
INVENTUM GmbH
Julia Graben
Marie-Curie-Straße 11-17
53757 Sankt Augustin

 

 

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Challenges in Tribology
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day

About this event

This two-day event will attempt to address current challenges in the field of transport and for development of materials and surface coatings for use in extreme environments. The latter have many applications for friction and wear reduction in tools for machining and for components required for energy-efficient transport systems. There will be a two day programme of invited speakers, poster sessions, exhibitions of manufacturer’s equipment and a round-table discussion. There will be a two minute slot for brief presentations by poster authors and a prize for the best poster.

The issue of transportation and the environment is paradoxical in nature since transportation conveys substantial socioeconomic benefits, but at the same time, transportation is impacting environmental systems. From one side, transportation activities support increasing mobility demands for passengers and freight, while, on the other, transport activities are associated with growing levels of environmental issues. The growth of personal and freight mobility in recent decades have expanded the role of transportation as a source of emission of pollutants and their multiple impacts on the environment.

As the late Professor Peter Jost pointed out some years ago over 25-30% of our energy usage in running machines and transport systems is used in overcoming friction. More gains in energy-saving could be obtained by operating engines at higher temperatures where, not only fuel efficiency increases, but also, a fuller combustion process occurs which minimises ejection of unused fuel in the exhaust gases. To achieve such gains the development and analysis of new materials and coatings is essential. The speakers and discussion sessions will provide latest information and identify new challenges in all these areas.

Mar
17
Fri
2017
SERBIATRIB 17: 15-th International Conference on Tribology
Mar 17 @ 08:00 – Mar 19 @ 18:00

The 15th International Conference on Tribology – SERBIATRIB ’17 is organized by the Faculty of Engineering University of Kragujevac and the Serbian Tribology Society.

Organizing Scientific Conferences, Serbian Tribology Society plays a significant role in helping engineers and researchers to introduce in the fundamentals of tribology and to present their experience, solutions and research results.

Topics:

• Fundamentals of friction and wear

• Tribological properties of solid materials

• Surface engineering and coating tribology

• Lubricants and lubrication

• Tribotesting and tribosystem monitoring

• Tribology in machine elements

• Tribology in manufacturing processes

• Tribology in transportation engineering

• Design and calculation of tribocontacts

• Sealing tribology

• Biotribology

• Nano and microtribology

• Other topics related to tribology

Mar
19
Sun
2017
4-th International Tribology Symposium of IFToMM
Mar 19 @ 08:00 – Mar 22 @ 18:00
Mar
26
Sun
2017
21-st International Conference on Wear of Materials
Mar 26 @ 08:00 – Mar 30 @ 18:00
Apr
27
Thu
2017
TriboUK 2017
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The annual TriboUK conference will be held in London, 27-28 April 2017.

TriboUK is a conference specifically aimed to bring together PhD students and post-docs in the field of tribology. The conference offers an excellent opportunity for young researchers to share their work with peers and to build a network both in academia and industry. This annual event is organised by students from a different UK university each year. This year’s event is organised by Imperial College London.

We are accepting abstracts on all research topics concerning tribology.

May
21
Sun
2017
2017 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 21 @ 08:00 – May 25 @ 17:00
Jun
7
Wed
2017
ECOTRIB 2017
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

For more info visit the conference website at: http://www.tint-ecotrib.com/

Jun
10
Sat
2017
NLGI 84-th Annual Meeting
Jun 10 @ 08:00 – Jun 13 @ 18:00
Jun
19
Mon
2017
9-th Summer School in Tribology
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day
Jun
26
Mon
2017
Trends in Nanotribology 2017 @ ICTP
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day
The physics of tribology – a vast interdisciplinary field covering friction, adhesion, lubrication, and wear -has been largely revived by theoretical, and technological advances that approach these phenomena at the microscopic scales. This International Conference will bring together scientists from laboratories all over the world that are active in nano and meso-scale tribology and will offer a fresh view of all new developments.

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Summer school of Italian association of Tribology (AIT) @ Palazzo Fruscione
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day

The lecture topics includes, but not limited to:

Thin film flow modelling. Including hands-on finite difference method implementation of a solution procedure for the 2D Reynolds equation in cylindrical coordinates.
Modelling cavitation in hydrodynamic lubrication by means of the LCP method.

Computational methods for the solution of contact problems, with focus on the boundary element method and the finite element method.
The effect of roughness in contact mechanics, including multi-field problems.

Friction and wear of fullerene-like WS2 & MoS2  nanoparticles. Mechanisms and Applications
Friction, wear and structure of FCC metals and alloys in the transition from elasto-hydrodynamic to boundary lubrication.

Contact mechanics of viscoelastic materials

Sep
4
Mon
2017
44-th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology
Sep 4 @ 08:00 – Sep 6 @ 18:00
Sep
13
Wed
2017
9th International Conference on Tribology BalkanTRib’17
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

The scope of this conference embraces the state of art and future trends in tribology research and application, emphasizing the necessity of facilitation intellectual collaboration across both disciplinary and national boundaries.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
The 6-th World Tribology Conference @ Beijing International Convention Center
Sep 17 @ 08:00 – Sep 22 @ 17:30
Sep
20
Wed
2017
27th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials @ Maria Theresia College
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

The IWCMM series aims at covering a broad range of materials and of modelling and simulation techniques to predict their mechanical response. Bringing the respective communities in both academia and industry in touch with each other, it has created a lot of synergy over the years. Recent editions took place in Madrid (2014), Bochum (2015) and Tomsk (2016).

Sep
25
Mon
2017
GFT: 58th Tribology Conference 2017
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

„Friction, lubrication and wear – research and implementation“

is the general heading of the 58th Tribology Conference of the Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V., the German Society of Tribology, taking place on September 25th-27th in Göttingen (Germany).

70 presentations from industry and research institutes, a poster session in the foyer as well as a trade exhibition with new and established products around Tribology will offer information on latest progresses in science and technology.

Please see the organizers website for more information.

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Behaviour of journal and thrust bearings under transient and mixed lubrication regime: 16EDF Prime Workshop
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Oct
7
Sat
2017
The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology will be held in Denver, Colorado on October 8-12, 2017; the optional associated short course will be offered October 7th and 8th. The technical program will take place at the Embassy Suites in center of downtown Denver. Local attractions include dozens of shops and restaurants on the 16th Street Mall (just 2 blocks from the Embassy Suites), Pixabay] Colorado History Museum (site of the Monday reception), Colorado State Capitol, and many other opportunities for dining and site-seeing.

The average high and low temperatures in Denver during October are 66°F and 33°F, respectively, with an average 1.4 inches of precipitation. Temperature decrease dramatically after sundown in the Mile High City, so plan on bringing a jacket even if predicted high temperatures are in the 60s or 70s.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
The 2017 Union of the European Lubricants Industry Annual Congress
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
For the last 53 years, UEIL has held its yearly Annual Congress in October, offering a unique opportunity to players in the European and global Lubricants industry to meet and network, strengthen their relationships, and learn more about the latest developments from a technological, economic, marketing and regulatory perspective.
The +/- 250 Delegates, decision makers in the sector, traditionally come from over 20 countries, including participants from Europe, the US, Asia and Africa, and represent various sectors within the Lubricants industry, and in particular:
  • Base oil and lubricants producers;
  • Additive companies;
  • Technology services companies;
  • Lubricants blenders;
  • Regulators.
This year’s Congress will take place in Bologna (Italy).

Nov
2
Thu
2017
The International TWC Wear Seminar
Nov 2 all-day

The International TWC Wear Seminar concentrates on the selection and development of coatings for wear protection, tribological and wear testing of coatings, and practical aspects of wear resistant coatings.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Adhesion and Friction: Simulation, Experiment, Applications
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

Adhesion is a phenomenon that plays an important role in many technical applications as well as in biological systems and medical applications. Many aspects of this phenomenon are still not well understood. The workshop is intended to provide an intensive exchange of information on the state of research on the rapidly developing area of “adhesion and friction”, whereby “friction” also means “internal friction” (and thus adhesion of elastomers). Invited are representatives of physically and mechanically oriented research as well as representatives of the fields of application – in mechanical engineering, biology and medicine. The targeted applications are adhesion both on the macroscopic level and on the scale of cells (which is of great importance, for example, in cancer research) and even on the scale of individual molecules

Topics

·      Influence of macroscopic shape on adhesion

·      Influence of roughness on adhesion

·      Numerical simulation of adhesive contacts

·      Experimental studies of adhesion

·      Adhesion of viscoelastic media

·      Interplay of adhesion and friction

·      Modeling of adhesive contacts with friction

·      Adhesion and tribology of gradient materials

·      Adhesion and friction in biological microstructures

·      Adhesion of cells and testing methods based on adhesion

·      Molecular adhesion

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Tribology conference 2017 Autumn Takamatsu
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Dec
4
Mon
2017
ICTIE 2017 : 19th International Conference on Tribology and Interface Engineering
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICTIE 2017: 19th International Conference on Tribology and Interface Engineering aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Tribology and Interface Engineering. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Tribology and Interface Engineering.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Tribology and Interface Engineering are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICTIE 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Tribology and Interface Engineering. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline April 14, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection May 12, 2017
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline August 14, 2017
Conference Dates December 4 – 5, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET’s strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Dec
6
Wed
2017
9-th International Conference on Industrial Tribology
Dec 6 – Dec 9 all-day
Jan
9
Tue
2018
21st International Colloquium Tribology
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day

Enhancing the efficiency and durability of machines by controlling friction and wear is receiving an enormous and increasing significance in modern industrial applications. New stringent environmental legislations oblige companies and OEMs to enhance the efficiency of products to comply with higher loads, lower viscosities and restricted lubricant ingredients. To efficiently address this demand, the clever combination of design methodologies, new materials, modern lubricants and additives have to be realised. New lubricants and additives have to be tailored for new materials and the other way round the lubricants and additives have to be considered as design criteria.
The Programme Planning Committee of the 21st international Colloquium Tribology, as one of the world-wide largest international conferences in Tribology, is attempting the goal to provide a forum for technical and scientific exchange between lubricant and additive manufacturers, automotive OEMs, component manufacturers, suppliers, research organizations and universities.

TAE Kolloquium Industrial and Automotive Lubrication
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day