2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference - Technical Tracks

The TFC Planning Committee is soliciting contributed talks in all areas of tribological science, particularly those on the fundamental aspects of tribological phenomena. The list below includes topics from previous conferences as categorical recommendations. Authors are encouraged to upload one-page abstracts of their presentations with charts and graphs for review by the committee.  Click Here for a sample paper. Presenters are also encouraged to submit an 8 to 10-page manuscript based on their work for consideration by the editors of any of the three conference journals: Tribology Transactions, The Journal of Tribology and Tribology Letters

Submit your Tribology Conference Presentation (Deadline: March 15, 2018):

Topic 1  Surfaces and Interfaces
Physics of surfaces and interfaces 
Controlling friction with engineered surfaces
Coatings and functional surfaces
Surface profiling and measurement
Computer modeling of surfaces and surface interactions
Contact mechanics

Topic 2 – Biotribology
Natural & biological interfaces
Bio-inspired interfaces 
Biphasic materials
Synovial fluid simulation/characterization

Topic 3 – Fluid Lubrication
Boundary lubrication and thin films
Fluid film lubrication 
Gas or two phase lubrication
Emerging trends in lubrication
Soft and super soft EHL
Hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic lubrication

Topics 4 – Lubricants
Physics of fluids
Complex fluids
Novel lubricating fluids and additives
Nanoparticle additives

Topics 5  Machine Elements and Systems
Machine components
Lubricated mechanical elements
Machine components durability
Bearings and gears
Mechanical systems

Topic 6  Energy / Environment / Manufacturing

Fuel efficiency / environmental issues
Additive manufacturing & other innovative processes 
Renewable energy generator

Topic 7  Tribochemistry

Lubricant chemistry
Shear induced chemical reactions
Tribofilm formation
Computational molecular chemistry

Group 8  Materials Tribology
Composite materials 
Wear of materials  
Solid lubricants and coatings
Novel materials design

Group 9  OTHER