The Cambridge Tribology Course: Friction, Wear and Lubrication
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Intensive three-day programme offering an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the field of tribology.
This highly successful course, now being offered for the 26th time, provides an insight into the principles which underlie this important topic. The course is run by the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, a worldwide centre of excellence in the field. Tribology - the science and technology of friction, wear and lubrication - makes a vital contribution to almost every area of industrial activity and yet is often under-represented in the education of scientists and engineers.
What you will learn
The course consists of an intensive three-day programme delivered by leading experts. It offers an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the field of tribology. Lectures, combined with informal discussion periods and a workshop session, will cover the key elements of the subject and will be complemented by case studies drawn from current industrial practice.
- Provides a comprehensive and cost effective overview of this vitally important area
- Introduces the theory and practice of friction, wear and lubrication in an industrial context
- Combines lectures and informal discussion periods with practice in problem solving
- Gives valuable, informal access to leading experts
- Enables networking with professionals from other sectors to share ideas and practice
- Provides a comprehensive volume of course notes and supporting material in electronic form for all participants
- Structure of surfaces
- Contact mechanics
- Surface topography and surface contact
- Rheology and lubricants
- Fluid film lubrication (i)
- Open forum
Walking tour of Cambridge
- Unlubricated friction
- Fluid film lubrication (ii)
- Surface engineering for Tribology
- Lubricant chemistry
- Introduction to sliding wear
- Testing methods in tribology
- Workshop session
- Wear by hard particles
- Wear of polymers
- Case studies in surface engineering
- Case studies in lubrication or Case studies in nano-tribology (option)
- Tribology in practice
Who should attend
- Scientists and engineers who need an appreciation of the technical basis of the subject
- Design and research engineers who have recently moved into the field and wish to improve their background knowledge and understanding
Individuals who have benefited from attending the course in the past include development chemists, research physicists, technicians, technical support engineers, sales managers, materials scientists, project engineers, technical and product managers, and research students.