3rd International Tribology Symposium
This Symposium will cover the topical themes of tribology including: Friction, wear, lubrication, lubricants, tribology in hostile environment, tribomaterials, solid lubricants, surface engineering, tribotesting, tribologicaldesign and optimisationof machine components, modellingin tribology, biotribology, micro/nanotribology, Tribotronics, tribology in power generating systems, metal working tribology, tribologyin rail and road transport.
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A Young Scientists forum and a High Temperature Tribology Workshop
have also been planned in conjunction with the Symposium. The details of
these events will soon be available on the Symposium webiste.
2nd Workshop on High Temperature Tribology - Mechanisms and Control of Friction & Wear
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, March 18, 2013
There are numerous moving machine assemblies in power generation, aerospace, petrochemical, metal working and other industrial sectors which operate at elevated temperatures. Friction and wear are of vital importance in determining the efficiency, durability, reliability and robustness of tribological systems in these applications. The high temperature tribological processes are highly complex and the need for both fundamental and applied research in this field is being increasingly felt.
The forthcoming workshop is in continuation to the 1st successful High Temperature Workshop held at Luleå in December 2009. The workshop is held in conjunction with the 3rd International Tribology Symposium of IFToMM in Luleå on 19 – 21 March 2013.
As before, the workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practicing technologists in the field to interact and exchange their latest results in this emerging research area. Topics to be covered during this workshop will include: high temperature friction and wear mechanisms and modelling; lubrication at elevated temperatures; tribological materials and surface modification technologies to control friction and wear at high temperatures; tribotesting and other related issues.
Luleå University of Technology (LTU)
The tribology research at LTU is mainly carried out at the Division of Machine Elements (ME). The Division is amongst the World’s leading tribology research groups. It has played a leading role in various National research programmes such as HiMeC (SSF), Interface (SSF ProViking) and Swedish ResarchCouncil (VR) and actively participated in several EU programmes (COST 532, VTI and Marie Curie Actions etc.). The Division is also coordinating the Swedish Research School in Tribology.
Situated in the north of Sweden, 150 km south of the Arctic Circle near the Gulf of Bothnia. The summers are warm and sunny. Winters are cold with lots of snow. Skiing, skating, ice-hockey and driving snow mobiles are typical sports during the month of March. GammelstadChurch town, a World heritage site is also located here. For more information about the city, go to VisitLuleå.