2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference - Technical Tracks

We invite authors to submit an abstract for consideration by the review committee as a podium or poster presentation. Authors may choose either of two abstract submission formats. One-page extended abstracts based on the conference template will (1.) be given primary consideration for podium presentations by the review committee, (2.) be archived as a PDF by STLE, web searchable, and available for citation, and (3.) not require transfer of copyrights.

The list below includes topics to serve as categorical recommendations. Authors are encouraged to upload short abstracts or one-page extended abstracts of their presentations with charts and graphs for review by the committee.  Click here for a sample paper.  Extended Abstracts will be converted and archived by STLE as a PDF, searchable online and citable by others. Presenters are also encouraged to submit an 8-10 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 Frontiers 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