Tribology Conferences / Events

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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
Mar
14
Wed
2018
New Challenges in Tribology
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

This two day event will attempt to address current challenges in productivity through Tribology and materials and surface coatings and will provide an update of the latest developments in materials analysis equipment in this field.

About this event

This two day event will address the current Tribology Challenges in the field of productivity through Tribology, along with the developments of materials and surface coatings. This event will bring together leading members from the community to hear key information from our invited speakers. Alongside this there is an opportunity to view the posters entered into the competition and an opportunity to interact with the exhibitors on show.

New Challenges in Tribology @ Austin Court
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

This two day event will address the current Tribology Challenges in the field of productivity through Tribology, along with the developments of materials and surface coatings. This event will bring together leading members from the community to hear key information from our invited speakers. Alongside this there is an opportunity to view the posters entered into the competition and an opportunity to interact with the exhibitors on show.

For more information about The IET Tribology Network, see their Engineering Communities page.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
TurkeyTRIB’ 18. 2nd International Conference On Tribology @ Elite World Prestige Hotel
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day

The 2nd International Conference on Tribology TURKEYTRIB’18 will be held from 18 to 20 April 2018 at the Elite World Prestige Hotel – Taksim-İstanbul-TURKEY. TURKEYTRIB’18 is organized by PROMECH TEKNOLOJİ VE BİLİŞİM SİST. SAN. TİC. LTD. ŞTİ. İstanbul – TURKEY. 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-international boundaries. The main objective of the conference is to provide a unique opportunity of presenting and discussing recent developments in different aspects of Tribology and strengthen the linkage between academia and industry. The conference consists of scientific sessions, symposia on specific topics, exhibitions and various collateral events. Turkish and Foreign groups of experts will have chance to share information and get in touch with other groups in all part of Tribology. Nowadays these aspects are becoming more and more important both in respect of human life and environment.

Apr
23
Mon
2018
45th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF, 2018)
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day

The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) is recognized as the premier international conference on thin-film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering. It provides a forum and networking venue for scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry. Attendees from all over the world come to present their findings, exchange ideas, share insights, make new friends, and renew old acquaintances. The Conference typically draws more than 700 attendees, covering 40 oral technical sessions and a well-attended Thursday evening poster session. This year, there are several special interest lectures being featured throughout the conference week.

ICMCTF 2018 will have eight technical symposia A through H and four topical symposia, addressing experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues associated with the development of new coating materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches to scale-up for commercial applications.

In addition to the technical program, the Conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. The Exhibition is open to the public.
An educational program of Short Courses and Focused Topic Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the week.

Each year, the R.F. Bunshah Award Laureate and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, April 25, followed by a festive poolside buffet reception in the evening.

The Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center, located in sunny San Diego of Southern California, will be the official conference venue, providing a relaxed atmosphere for discussion and networking among attendees.

May
16
Wed
2018
Contact Mechanics International Symposium
May 16 – May 18 all-day
OBJECTIVES
Following the tradition of CMIS symposia, the aim of this symposium is to gather researchers from the mathematical and engineering communities working on various aspects of contact mechanics, using theoretical, experimental and computational approaches.
CONFERENCE TOPICS
The congress addresses a wide panorama of topics in the area of contact mechanics in order to reinforce the interactions and collaborations between various communities:
• models, interface laws,wear, tribological modeling, cohesive zone models, rolling;
• emerging computational approaches: methods, algorithms and numerical analysis;
•mathematical analysis;
•dynamic contact problems, instabilities;
•micromechanics of contact and multiscale approaches;
•multiphysics and thermomechanical coupling;
•granular materials and rigid bodies;
•contact modeling in mechanical and civil engineering, biomechanics and geomechanics.

May
20
Sun
2018
STLE 73rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 20 – May 24 all-day
May
28
Mon
2018
Modelling and Simulation of Tribological Problems in Technology
May 28 – Jun 1 all-day

Significant advances in contact mechanics have been achieved since the first theoretical derivations a few centuries ago, primarily associated with contact problems in statics and dynamics involving friction, adhesion, wear, roughness, heat or electric conduction, and also with materials not only linear elastic. Principles of contacts mechanics can be applied in many traditional mechanical engineering areas such as locomotive wheel-rail contact, coupling devices, braking systems, tires, bearings, combustion engines, mechanical linkages, gasket seals, metal forming, ultrasonic welding, electrical contacts, and many others. Current challenges in the field regard the extension of contact mechanics methodologies to the micro- and the nano-scales, to coupled multi-field problems, and the application to finite elasticity.
The main objective of this course is to convey, in a self-contained manner, the fundamental concepts for the classification of the types of contact, the mathematical methods for the formulation of the contact problems, and the numerical procedures required for their solution. In addition to the methodologies, a wide class of applications will be covered, including contact problems in mechanical engineering, microelectronics and nanomechanics.
A taxonomy of contacts and the half-space solutions for linear elastic problems will be provided. For the class of complete contacts, asymptotic methods are formulated and applied to mechanical engineering problems. Further concepts for modelling contact problems with friction and partial slip will also be provided. Methods to formulate contact problems in the presence of coupled fields, such as thermo-elastic and electro-elastic contact problems, are then presented together with applications to mechanical engineering and microelectronics. An overview on numerical methods for the approximate solution of contact problems will also be provided (boundary element method, finite element method, molecular dynamics) with attention to complex problems characterized by multi-scale roughness, emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Finally, advanced contact problems involving lubrication, roughness and interaction between bodies undergoing finite deformation will complete the course.
Each set of lectures will be designed to convey a strong background on theory and numerical methods, with also in-depth treatment of cutting-edge research topics and applications. The final aim of this intensive course is to provide a compact yet comprehensive overview of contact mechanics in technology and its current challenges.

The lectures are primarily tailored for doctoral students of applied mathematics, mechanics, engineering and physics with a strong research interest in theoretical modeling, numerical simulation and experimental characterization of contact problems in technology. They are also suited for young and senior researchers in the above-mentioned and neighboring fields working in academia or in private research and development centers, interested in gaining a compact yet comprehensive overview of contact mechanics from its fundamental mathematical background, to the computational methods and the experimental techniques available for the solution of contact problems.

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Lubrication, tribology and condition monitoring, conference and exhibition (LUBMAT 2018)
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
Jun
18
Mon
2018
Nordtrib2018, Uppsala, Sweden @ Uppsala University
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

Nordtrib is a bi-yearly conference organized by our Scandinavian colleagues. Every 2 years one of the tribology research groups in Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Finland hosts the event. In 2018 it is Sweden’s turn!

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Gordon Research Conference 2018: Tribology
Jun 24 – Jun 29 all-day

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 27, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Jul
2
Mon
2018
Fatigue and Tribology: Mini Symposium, ESMC 2018
Jul 2 – Jul 6 all-day
10th European Solid Mechanics Conference
Mini-symposium title
3-13 – Fatigue and Tribology
Organizers
Filippo Berto (NTNU), Michele Ciavarella (Politecnico di Bari), Daniele Dini (Imperial College London)
Mini-symposium description

Fatigue is an old problem, but still responsible for many unexpected failures, mainly because microscopic defects become critical in a relatively short time. The subject is relevant to modern technology and a wide range of industrial applications, such as additive manufacturing processes and new materials. Safe life, fail safe and damage tolerance are various approaches to deal with fatigue design.  Tribology, i.e. the study of rubbing interfaces, on the other hand, is a relatively new area, but has also crucial importance to limit damage occurring at the surfaces between interacting components, in the form of e.g. wear and contact fatigue.  The symposium will aim to receive contributions from the broad areas of solid mechanics, fatigue and fracture, and tribology, which target new methodologies and recent advances in these fields, with particular emphasis placed on the problems occurring at the boundary between those disciplines.

Jul
9
Mon
2018
7th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear FFW 2018 @ Ghent University
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

7th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear, 9-10 July 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

The seventh international conference on Fracture, Fatigue and Wear (FFW 2018) will be held in the city of Ghent, Belgium. The overall objective of the conference is to bring together international scientists and engineers in academia and industry in fields related to Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue of Materials, Tribology and Wear of Materials. The conference covers industrial engineering applications of the above topics including theoretical and analytical methods, numerical simulations and experimental techniques. One of the aims of conference is to promote cooperation between international scientists and engineers from a large number of disciplines, who are involved in research related to Fracture, Fatigue and Wear.