22nd International Colloquium Tribology

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Industrial and Automotive Lubrication

28–30 January 2020
Stuttgart / Ostfildern, Germany



The 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. Discussions and cooperations enable attendees to meet current tribological challenges.

For the 2020 conference one of the main topics is the forthcoming e-mobility technology, its various aspects and its consequences for the lubrication and tribology community. Additionally, this year we are actively soliciting for highly qualified papers dealing with applications of machine learning as well as artificial intelligence in lubrication, condition monitoring and material development.

Online submission of abstracts

Main Subjects

Lubricants and additives
> Additives, lubricants and synthetic lubricants
> Environmentally acceptable lubricants
> Lubricating greases and solid lubricants
> Hydraulic, turbine and compressor fluids
> Food-grade lubricants
> Complex fluids and rheology
> Standards and specifications
> Environmental considerations
> Universal fluids for lubrication and fluid (transmission, electric motor,
   battery, power electronics of BEV)

Automotive tribology and lubrication

> Tribological challenges of electrical cars
> Gasoline and diesel engines
> Fuel-economy of engines and powertrains
> Loss and CO2 reduction in engines
> Lubricating challenges in electric vehicles

Tribology of machine elements and industrial tribology

> Gears and transmission lubrication
> Roller element bearings
> Tribology in fluid power systems
> Lubrication challenges of wind turbines
> Tribology of sealing systems, mechanical face seals
> Gas bearings

Condition monitoring
> Particle and contamination identification
> Advanced filtering techniques
> Radioactive isotope
> Predictive maintenance and digital twins
> Condition monitoring and internet of things

Surface and material sciences
> Wear and wear protection
> Thin film lubrication
> Coatings and reduction of friction and wear
> Tribochemistry and surface analytical techniques
> Tribology of plastic and polymer composite materials
> TEHL and lubrication of reinforced plastics
> Embedded lubrication (plastic / sintered materials)
> Surface metrology and characterization

Fundamentals of Tribology
> Micro and nanotribology
> Fundamentals of friction, adhesion and wear
> Contact mechanics of rough surfaces
> Cryotribology
> Computational tribology and uncertainty
> Tribological reliability

Tribological Testing
> Novel measurement techniques
> Design of experiments in tribology
> Scaling up techniques from tribological bench tests to machine
   scale tests

Colloquium Office

TAE Ansprechpartner

Andrea Zeh
Telefon +49 711 3 40 08-52
Telefax +49 711 3 40 08-65

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