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2012 International Joint Tribology Conference Technical Tracks


Choose from 12 Technical Tracks at this year’s International Joint Tribology Conference including the Symposium on Biomimetics and Green Tribology as well as the Symposium on Condition Monitoring.

Track 1 Nanotribology
Track 2 Biotribology
Track 3 Engineered Surfaces
Track 4 Boundary & Thin Film Lubrication
Track 5 Fluid Film Lubrication
Track 6 Machine Components Tribology
Track 7 Contact Mechanics
Track 8 Magnetic Storage Tribology
Track 9 Wind Turbine Tribology
Track 10 Symposium on Biomimetics & Green Tribiology
Track 11 Symposium on Condition Monitoring
Track 12 Student Posters

Nanotribology

Track Description
This track is devoted to various aspects of tribology at the nanometer scale, encompassing fundamental research of physical and chemical phenomena and applied studies involving nanoscale interfaces. It is anticipated that the exchange of information among scientists and engineers from academia, government laboratories, and industries from various countries will contribute greatly to our understanding and the advancement of nanotribology.

Papers in the following areas are being solicited:
• Studies of nanotribology with scanning-probe based technology (AFM, STM, LFM (FFM), etc.)
• Friction and wear at atomic and molecular scales
• Tribo-chemical or tribo-physical effects in nanotribology
• Surface forces, adhesion, and rheology of nanoscale films
• Molecular dynamics simulation of friction, wear, and lubrication
• Nanotribology in micro-/nano-manufacturing
• Interfacial phenomena in MEMS (mechanics of interfaces as well as physical, chemical, and materials aspects - a Symposium session within the track)
• Other aspects of nanotribology

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Nanotribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Nanotribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Biotribology

Track Description
Biotribology is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas of tribology research. The subject covers a vast range of interests; from live cell interfaces to artificial implants and personal care products. In view of the diversity of disciplines involved in this research we are keen to see increased participation from scientists outside the traditional tribology domain. Contributions are therefore welcomed from scientists, engineers and clinicians working in the fields of orthopedic surgery, dermatology, biomechanics, biomaterials, cosmetic chemistry and biophysics.

Original research papers, both experimental and modeling, are invited for presentation at IJTC2011. The topics include (but are not limited to):
• Artificial implants: materials, wear, explant analysis, lubrication modeling
• Soft tissue interaction; contact lenses, bio-probes, tongue-palate contact
• Articular cartilage; mechanically-induced damage, modeling, biomaterials
• Bio-mimetics; bio-inspired tribology, materials and surfaces
• Personal care products: hair conditioners, skin creams
• Tactile perception, surface texture and haptics
• Bio-molecules and surface interaction

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Biotribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Biotribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Engineered Surfaces

Track Description
Surface engineering consists in making changes to the surface of a material in order to gain or improve some surface properties of a material. It can be used to improve a component in terms of performances or service lifetime. There are many processes for modifying surface properties. These can be grouped into three categories: 1. Surface modification without changing the material chemically (Changes made by thermal or mechanical means, altering metallurgy or surface texture). 2. Surface modification by altering surface chemistry (These processes involve diffusion of new elements into the surface of the material. The original substrate material constituents play an active part in the modified surface). 3. Surface modification by adding new material onto the surface (coating). (These processes essentially add new material to the surface as a coating and do not involve the substrate material constituents at the surface.) Original research papers investigating various aspects of surface engineering are solicited in the following areas, but not limited to: - Modification of the surface geometry - Modification of the surface chemistry - Coatings

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Engineered Surfaces. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Engineered Surfaces will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Boundary and Thin Film Lubrication

Track Description
In the boundary and thin-film lubrication regime it is the chemical and physical properties of the surface films at the molecular level that determine tribology performance. Much of the research in this field is focused on lubricant additives where there are many important technological challenges, for example the development of new additive formulations to meet environmental legislation and optimised additives for coatings. The track will be of interest to scientists and engineers from academia, lubricant and additives industries and OEMs.

Original research papers in the following areas are being solicited:
• Fundamentals of boundary and thin film lubrication: models and mechanisms,
• Chemical and physical properties of boundary and thin films
• Lubricant and base stock properties: composition and performance
• Antiwear/EP/low friction additives: mechanism of action
• Additives and coatings
• Experimental methods in boundary and thin film lubrication
• Molecular modeling of boundary and thin film lubrication
• Tribochemistry processes in boundary lubricated interfaces

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Boundary and Thin Film Lubrication. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Boundary and Thin Film Lubrication will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Fluid Film Lubrication

Track Description
The research in this field focuses on mechanical performance of fluid/gas film bearings and seals. Efficient and reliable bearing/seal technologies are very important for many power-generation and energy systems. The track will be of interest to scientists and engineers from academia, industries, and government organizations.

Original research papers investigating various aspects of fluid-film and gas/air bearings technology are solicited:
• Fundamentals of fluid film lubrication: modeling and mechanisms
• Theoretical and experimental analyses of hydrodynamic, hydrostatic and hybrid bearings
• Design principle of fluid film bearings and lubrication techniques
• Transient, steady-state, and non-linear dynamic performance of fluid film bearings
• Active/semi-active fluid film bearings and their control technologies
• Fluid/gas film bearings and seals with engineered surface
•Effect of chemical and mechanical properties of bearing materials on the fluid film bearing performance

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Fluid Film Lubrication. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Fluid Film Lubrication will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Machine Components Tribology

Track Description
This conference track is devoted to various aspects of tribology (friction, wear and lubrication) for machine element components including rolling element bearings, gears, and engines. It is anticipated that the exchange of information among scientists and engineers from academia, government laboratories and industries of various countries will contribute to great advancement in the understandings of machine element components. Experimental, numerical, and theoretically based papers in the following areas related to machine components tribology are being solicited:
• Lubrication of machine components
• Geometric design of machine components
• Rolling element bearings design and performance
• Gears design and performance
• Seals and brushes
• Advanced machine component materials
• Other aspects of machine components

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Machine Components Tribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Machine Components Tribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Contact Mechanics

Track Description
The Contact Mechanics track solicits papers that focus on the various influences of external load, sliding speed, surface geometry, surface topography, material properties--especially, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties--on the development of surface and subsurface deformation, normal and frictional stresses, electrical current and heat conduction, wear and other surface damage, from both experimental and theoretical perspectives.

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Contact Mechanics. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Contact Mechanics will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Magnetic Storage Tribology

Track Description
Description not available at this time.

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Magnetic Storage Tribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Magnetic Storage Tribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Wind Turbine Tribology

Track Description
Use of wind turbines has grown exponentially in the last few years, and with this growth has also come problems associated with tribology. This track is aimed at discussing these items, with particilar focus paid to micropitting of the bearings and gears.

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Wind Turbine Tribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Wind Turbine Tribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Symposium on Biomimetics and Green Tribology

Track Description
The symposium on Green and Biomimetic tribology is intended cover such areas as biomimetic materials and surfaces (including micro/nanostructured, functional the lotus and gecko effects), eco-friendly lubrication (including biodegradable, water lubrication and self-lubrication), and tribology of eco-friendly applications, such as renewable energy sources.

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Symposium on Biomimetics and Green Tribology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Symposium on Biomimetics and Green Tribology will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.
 

Symposium on Condition Monitoring

Track Description
Papers covering a broad range of topics in the field of condition monitoring, fault diagnostics in rotating machinery, and maintenance technologies are welcomed.

The topics include but are not limited to:

• Condition Monitoring of Rotating and Reciprocating Machines
• Wind Turbines Condition Monitoring, Maintenance and Diagnostics
• Schedule-Based Maintenance
• Sensors and Sensing
• Oil Analysis and Lubricant Monitoring
• Debris Monitoring in Gearbox
• Vibration Analysis and Acoustic Emission Techniques for Machine Monitoring
• Model Based Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics
• Degradation and Failure Analysis
• Wear: Prediction and Measurement Techniques
• Quality Control Systems
• Diagnostics and Prognostics
• Machine Health Monitoring
• Data Mining and Integration with Data Collected by SCADA and other Techniques

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Symposium on Condition Monitoring. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Symposium on Condition Monitoring will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


Student Posters

Track Description
The event organizers are inviting students from all areas of tribology research to participate in a special session dedicated to student posters. The posters must deal with an aspect of tribology research that can be translated into friction, wear, and lubrication. Student poster research topics can be co-authored by faculty and other researchers but only students may exhibit their posters and discuss their work at the session. The posters will be judged by a conference committee, and awards will be given to the winning poster authors.

Objectives
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Student Posters. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Student Posters will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.


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