||Tribology is the science of rubbing surfaces and contributes to every facet of our everyday life, from live cell friction to engine lubrication. Conservation of energy and resources is one of the biggest challenges for our society and industry. The study of friction, wear, and lubrication is of enormous practical importance; because the functioning of many mechanical, electromechanical, and biological systems depends on the appropriate friction and wear values. Additionally, the requirement for higher productivity of machinery means that they must operate under higher loads and at higher speeds and temperatures, and that is why finding the right solutions to tribological processes is extremely important. In recent decades, this field, termed Tribology, has received increasing attention as it has become evident that the waste of resources resulting from high friction and wear. The good tribology knowledge can greatly contribute to the saving of material and energy and find solution to reduce material failure and energy consumption.
Friction and wear protection yet lacks a systematic approach based on elemental mechanisms from materials science, physics and chemistry perspective. Materials and technologies needed in the near future may not be a simple extension of one which is in our hand now. Additionally, surface texture and structure plays a vital role in the multi-disciplinary subject of tribology.
In the past, external lubricating was the main approach to reduce friction and wear in almost all components. Not only the cost of extracting oil and other lubricants is increasing rapidly, but also oil spills can cause huge environmental disasters and releases huge amounts of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere which adds to the greenhouse effect. In this prospective, designing new materials and structures seems to be essential to control friction and wear of materials. In recent decade, materials scientists are developing novel materials with excellent tribological properties to replace the conventional systems.
The scope of the Conference embraces the state of art and future trends in tribology research and all research related to rubbing surfaces and interfaces, friction, wear and lubrication. Presenters have been invited to submit papers on the following topics:
• Fundamentals of friction and wear
• Tribological properties of metals, polymers and ceramics
• Tribological properties of composite materials
• Tribology of self-lubricating materials
• Surface engineering and coating tribology
• Solid, liquid and hybrid lubrication
• Tribotesting and tribosystem monitoring
• Tribology in machine elements
• Tribology in manufacturing processes
• Design and calculation of tribocontacts
• Micro and Nanotribology
• Other topics related to tribology
This symposium will provide an opportunity for meeting peers and technical oral and poster presentations. This symposium encourages researchers in the field of tribology to meet and present their research. It serves as both a platform for academic and industrial networking as well as an opportunity to learn about other areas of tribology related research. We will invite Keynote speakers to give talks in their fields of expertise.