Tribology International Conference 2022

Conference Topics

Tribology International conference 2022 main topics include:

  • Surface engineering in tribology 
  • Tribo-chemistry
  • Tribo-surfaces,
  • Coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms
  • Wear and friction, Contact mechanics 
  • Bio-tribology/ biomimetics
  • Nano-tribology
  • Modelling and Simulation in tribology 
  • lubricants and additives
  • Sustainable lubrication
  • Test methodologies and measurement technologies
  • Tribology in manufacturing processes and industrial systems 
  • Digitisation in tribology

In addition to the main conference sessions covering the above event topics, different focus sessions/symposia  and EU projects workshops are planned within the conference program. These focus sessions offer the conference participants the opportunity to go more into depth with one specific topic. Tribology 2022 includes the following EU projects workshops and focus sessions:

i-TRIBOMAT: The European Tribology Centre (EU H2020 Workshop) : Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials Tribological Characterisation Services

i-TRIBOMAT will provide the world’s first Open Innovation Test Bed dedicated to validating and up-scaling new materials, thereby enabling intelligent Tribological Materials Characterisation and fostering industrial innovation in the European manufacturing industry.

Wherever moving bodies are in contact, the constitutive materials contributing to friction and wear determining the tribological performance of engineering components and machines. To facilitate the intelligent tribological materials characterisation i-TRIBOMAT integrates the most important tribological testing facilities at EU level with user-driven IT tools to validate new materials for components. The ultimate goal of i-TRIBOMAT is to reduce costs and time-to-market, when up-scaling materials.

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ReSISTant EU Project Workshop: Drag Reducing Surfaces (Riblets)- Simulations, high resistant nano-coatings development, applications and new manufacturing processes for future worldwide applications

“ReSiSTant” targets the optimization of two industrial pilot lines by using micro- and nanostructured surfaces for drag reduction. The objectives are to implement new developed surfaces into 1) Aircraft Turbofan Engines and 2) Industrial Compressors. Positive effects by usage of such surface could give benefits in terms of efficiency, CO2 reduction and noise emission and further on a positive economic and ecological impact.

To enable the usage of such micro- and nanostructures, special development on the surface material for better durability in rough conditions has to be done. It is planned to do nano-functionalization, like implementing nanostructures and nanoparticles for better resistance in rough conditions. Riblets basically consist of tiny streamwise grooved surfaces which reduce the drag in the turbulent boundary layer of up to 8%. Surface modifications such as riblets are the most promising technology that could be applied without additional external energy or additional amount of air.

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Focus sessions

  • Physics or chemistry of tribo-surfaces
  • bio-tribology
  • Tribology in surface engineering and materials
  • nano-tribology
  • lubricants and hydrodynamic lubrication