Course: Tribology

Course objective and structure

The aim of the course is to introduce the theoretical principles of tribology, as friction, wear and lubrication occur in all mechanical, electromechanical and biological systems and are of enormous practical importance.

The course provides up-to-date insights into tribology, focusing on the concepts of friction and wear. In addition, special attention is paid to tribological phenomena in erosion and abrasion. The application of basic knowledge of wear behavior in practical situations is taught. Modern, experimental methods are also presented.

Target audience

This course is aimed at engineers, product developers and designers.

Course content

The participants

– know definitions of terms

– gain insights into surface topography / roughness

– know friction / wear of different materials (ceramics, polymers, …)

– gain an overview of the lubricant classification

– know friction behavior and wear protection

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