Tribology of dry contacts

Published: 27 March 2009

This course covers the tribological conditions in a dry contact.

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After completion of the course the participants will be able to:
- understand the difference between plastic and elastic contact
- understand the mechanisms of friction and when the different mechanismsdominate
- understand the relations between friction and wear
- discuss and interpret friction curves from lab tests
- discuss the significance of surface transformations on the friction and wear behaviour
- describe the most important mechanisms of wear and surface deterioration
- discuss possible failure criteria in relation to wear of different tribological applications

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Participants in Uppsala

Course May 2009

The course was given 5-7 May 2009

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