• TAE International Colloquium Tribology

    International Colloquium Tribology

    25–27 January 2022

  • TAE International Colloquium Tribology

    International Colloquium Tribology

    25–27 January 2022

23rd International Colloquium Tribology – 25-27 January 2022

In person or online participation possible

Join the leading event on the topics of lubrication, additives and tribology in Europe. Our conference provides an international exchange forum for the industry and the academia. Leading university researchers present their latest findings, and representatives of the industry inspire scientists to develop new solutions.
Take advantage of the 2022 Conference & Exhibition to meet international customers and develop your network!

We are looking for YOU as a competent partner to contribute to the program with new ideas, current case studies and entertaining lectures.
Anyone interested in participating as a speaker is asked to submit their proposal by 31 July 2021:

Call for Papers

23rd International Colloquium Tribology

Main Topics in 2022

1. Trends lubricants and additives

  • Additive solutions
  • Base oil performance
  • Lubricating oils
  • Greases and solid lubricants
  • Hydraulic, turbine and compressor fluids
  • Fluids for modern electric drives
  • Food-grade lubricants
  • Standards and specifications
  • Environmental considerations
  • Complex fluids and rheology

2. Automotive and transport industry

  • Fuel-economy of engines and powertrains
  • CO₂ reduction in engines
  • Tribological aspects of electrical drive trains
  • Continuous optimising of gasoline and diesel engines
  • Tribology in Hydrogen Environment
  • Tribology in public transport systems

3. Industrial machine elements and wind turbine industry

  • Gears and transmission lubrication
  • Roller element bearings
  • Tribology in fluid power systems
  • Tribology of sealing systems, mechanical face seals
  • Gas bearings
  • Lubrication challenges of wind turbines
  • Optimising wind turbine gear and transmission systems
  • Energy efficiency of wind turbine gear oils
  • Durability of wind turbine gear oils and greases

4. Coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms

  • Wear and wear protection
  • Thin film lubrication
  • Tribochemistry 
  • Coatings and reduction of friction and wear
  • Tribology of plastic and polymer composite materials
  • TEHL and lubrication of reinforced plastics
  • Embedded lubrication (plastic/sintered materials)
  • New mechanism insights of friction, adhesion and wear
  • Micro and nanotribology

5. Test methodologies and measurement technologies

  • Novel measurement techniques
  • Design of experiments in tribology
  • Scaling up techniques from tribological bench tests to machine scale tests
  • Surface analytical techniques
  • Surface metrology and characterization
  • Particle and contamination identification
  • Advanced filtering techniques
  • Radioactive isotope
  • Predictive maintenance and digital twins
  • Condition monitoring 
  • Tribological reliability
  • Cryotribology

6. Digitisation in tribology

  • Computational tribology and uncertainty
  • Artificial Intelligence in Tribology
  • Internet of things
  • Life Cycle Aspects in Tribology
  • FEM modelling of tribosystems
  • MD simulation of tribocontacts
  • Lab-to-Field challengens
  • Importance of contact mechanics of rough surfaces
  • Python for Tribology research


The colloquium will take place at TAE in Ostfildern near Stuttgart.

Veranstaltungsort TAE in Ostfildern bei Stuttgart

Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V.
An der Akademie 5
73760 Ostfildern

How to find us


Österreichische Tribologische Gesellschaft
Verband für Schmierstoffe

Media Partnerships

Lube Magazine
F+L Asia

Colloquium Office

Dipl.-Ing. Roland Schöll, MBA

Maschinenbau, Produktion und Fahrzeugtechnik
Tribologie – Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung
Dipl.-Ing. Roland Schöll, MBA
Telefon +49 711 3 40 08-18
Telefax +49 711 3 40 08-27

TAE Aussteller

Dipl.-Geogr. Susan Ferront

Phone +49 711 3 40 08-96
Fax +49 711 3 40 08-65

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