Workshop in High temperature tribology (2-4 March 2011)
There are numerous moving machine assemblies in power generation, aerospace, petrochemical, metal working and other industrial sectors which operate at elevated temperatures. Friction and wear are of vital importance in determining the efficiency, durability, reliability and robustness of tribological systems in these applications. The high temperature tribological processes are highly complex and the need for both the fundamental and applied research in this field is being increasingly felt. The forthcoming workshop is in continuation to the 1st successful High Temperature Workshop held at Luleå in December 2009. As before, the workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practicing technologists in the field to interact and exchange their latest results in this emerging research area. Topics to be covered during this workshop will include: high temperature friction and wear mechanisms and modelling; lubrication at elevated temperatures; tribological materials and surface modification technologies to control friction and wear at high temperatures; tribotesting and other related issues.