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January 11, 2011

Technical Tracks at the 2011 IJTC

The Society of tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) would like to invite you to partipate at the 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference being held October 23-26, 2011 at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles, California.

The tracks for the 2011 conference are as follows:

·                     Track 1 Nanotribology
·                     Track 2 Biotribology
·                     Track 3 Engineered Surfaces
·                     Track 4 Boundary Lubrication
·                     Track 5 Fluid Film Lubrication
·                     Track 6 Machine Components Tribology
·                     Track 7 Contact Mechanics
·                     Track 8 Magnetic Storage Tribology
·                     Track 9 Wind Energy Tribology
·                     Track 10 Symposium on Biomimetrics and Green Tribology
·                     Track 12 Symposium on Particle Tribology
·                     Track 13 Student Posters




Track 1: Nanotribology

This track at the 2011 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference 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



Track 2: Biotribology

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



Track 3: Engineered Surfaces

Description not available at this time



Track 4: Boundary Lubrication

Description not available at this time



Track 5: Fluid Film Lubrication

Research and engineering practice of fluid film lubrication covers a wide range of tribological aspects, including theories and analyses of hydrodynamic lubrication, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, thermo-elastohydrodynamic lubrication, etc., the design and engineering of sliding bearings with fluid or air/gas lubrication and rolling element bearings with oil or grease lubrication, and the lubrication development for components of any mechanical, electromechanical, biomechanical systems. Papers based on experimental, numerical, and theoretically research work and advanced tribological designs in the following areas should well fit the scope of this track: 

• Theories, analyses, and experiments of hydrodynamic lubrication
• Theories, analyses, and experiments of elastohydrodynamic lubrication
• Theories, analyses, and experiments of air/gas lubrication
• Theories, analyses, and experiments of grease lubrication
• New methods for lubrication design, analysis and testing
• New surface technologies for advanced lubrication
• New material technologies for advanced lubrication



Track 6: Machine Components Tribology

This conference track at the 2011 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference 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



Track 7: Contact Mechanics

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.



Track 8: Magnetic Storage Tribology

Description not available at this time.



Track 9: Wind Turbine Tribology

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.



Track 10: Symposium on Biomimetrics and Green Tribology

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. 


Track 11: Symposium on Science and Technology for Condition-Based Monitoring

Papers covering a broad range of topics in the field of Condition Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics of faults in Rotating Machinery are welcome. The topics include but are not limited to: - Condition Monitoring of Rotating and Reciprocating Machines - Sensors and Sensing - Model Based Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics - Lubricant Monitoring - Diagnostics - Prognostics - Data Mining and Integration with Data Collected by SCADA, CM, or SHM Systems.


Track 12: Symposium on Particle Tribology

Increasingly, particles have become a critical factor in the failure, processing, or lubrication of tribosystems in existing and emerging industries. The Particle Tribology Symposium solicits papers that focus on particle-related tribological processes and fundamental analyses of friction, lubrication and wear problems involving particles. Some of the relevant problems and processes that are of interest for this symposium are chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), powder lubrication (in dry, matrix, transfer film, or additive form), granular flow tribology, particle-induced wear, particulate contamination in sliding contacts, and other areas of particle tribology. Both experiments and modeling papers are welcomed.



Track 13: Student Poster
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.

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