Friction is one of the key factors of almost any winter sport. Generally speaking, friction should be as low as possible whether it’s the running surface of skis or the blade of an ice skate.
On the other hand, ice climbers hand need as much friction as possible when supporting themselves on an ice surface.
The main focus of the symposium is on the measurement of friction on ice and snow. The basic physical principles of gliding on ice and snow will be discussed as well as the application of these fundamentals in practice. For this purpose, comprehensive reports on field tests will be given.
The symposium is conducted by the head of the business unit tribology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge.
More information on the symposium can be found here.
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