Call for Abstracts for the 4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection, Ettlingen (Germany)

Don't miss the deadline: 18th November 2016

Submit your abstract now! here

Downsizing of mechanical components and the application of novel, greener lubricants as a means to improve energy efficiency and to meet the strict environmental regulations in mechanical machines and manufacturing processes comes with the danger of reducing the wear life of sliding surfaces. New materials and coatings must therefore withstand harsher tribological conditions and at the same time provide lower friction than ever. This leaves no room for trial-and-error solutions and requires a deep understanding of the underlying microscopic mechanisms in the tribological contact.

The 2017 Friction, Wear and Wear protection symposium focuses on the latest developments in materials and coatings development for ultra-low friction and wear, as well as friction materials, polymers and PMC’s. Since 2008, it is held every three year under the auspices of the technical committee „Materials aspects of tribology and machining“ of the German materials society, DGM.

The organisers invite prospective authors to submit an abstract for lectures or posters relating to the conference topics.

Conference Topics:
A: Wear resistant materials and coatings 
B: Friction materials and linings (brakes, clutches) 
C: Ultra-low friction materials and coatings 
D: Material-lubricant interactions and tribochemical effects 
E: Ceramics 
F: Polymers and PMCs

Programme Committee:
Chair: Matthias Scherge, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany 
Chair: Martin Dienwiebel, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany

Roland Bennewitz, INM Leibniz Institute for Materials, Saarbrücken (Germany) 
Alfons Fischer, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
Julien Fontaine, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France) 
Kenichi Hiratsuka, Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan) 
Stefano Mischler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, (Switzerland) 
Michael Moseler, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg (Germany) 
Nicholas Spencer, ETH Zürich (Switzerland) 
Carsten Gachot, Saarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany) 
Mitjan Kalin, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) 
Bernhard Wielage, Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)

Looking forward to seeing you in Ettlingen,

Matthias Scherge, Martin Dienwiebel 
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Karlsruhe (Germany) 
The Conference Chairs 

Congress Office
Julia Graben
PO box 20 07 14
53137 Bonn
T +49 2241 2355449

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