TOPICS

As usual, the Congress topics will cover every aspect of fundamental or applied Tribology research.
Particular attention will be devoted to the importance of Tribology for the environment. A sustainable development is today recognized as an inevitable priority for industries operating in current world. WTC 5th will highlight how Tribology fundamentals and applied studies can supply an essential support to minimize the environmental impact.

TRACK TOPICS
 
Ecotribology Green Tribology
Sustainability
Ecological aspects
Economical aspects
Environmentally compatible lubricants
Environmentally Friendly tribology
Tribology of eco-friendly applications
Tribology for energy conservation
Tribology for life
Renewable energy tribology
Biotribology Natural articular joints
Artificial articular joints
Implant Biomaterials
Tribology of soft tissue
Personal care: Hair and Skin
Tactile perception
Biomolecule-Surface interactions
Bioinspiration from the animal and insect world
Implant surface modification: coatings, textures, etc
Hydrogels
Biolubricant degradation/analysis
Biocompatibility of lubricants & implant materials
Biomimetics Biomimetics – lessons from nature
Bio-inspired systems, materials and surfaces
Fabrication of micro-structured and hierarchical structures
Green Tribology
Applications
Surface Tribology Coatings
Surface treatments
Contact Mechanics
Roughness
Texturing
Surface analysis techniques
Tribocorrosion
Controlled environments
Surface evolution and wear
In-situ formed tribo-films
Dry Friction and Wear Theory of friction and wear, numerical simulation
Friction at the nano, micro and macro scales
Mechanisms of wear
Control and modification of frictional properties
Anti-wear technology
Case studies
Experiment, equipment, test methods
Lubricants and Additives Lubricant chemistry and rheology
Oils
Greases
Solid lubricants
Tribochemistry
Tribo-corrosion
Additives
Hydraulic fluids
Ionic liquids
Standardization
Prediction of service life
Oil ageing and oil sensors
STLE/ASME - Lubrication Fundamentals Boundary lubrication
Mixed lubrication
Hydrodynamics
Hydrostatics
Elastohydrodynamics
Lubricated friction and wear
VIENNANO '13 - NanoTechnology Nanoeffects - general aspects
Friction control by nanoeffects
Bio-nanotechnology
Nanostructured surface layers
Materials design and selection
Measurement and testing in the nano range
Nanotribology and -lubrication
Bearings Rolling Bearings
Fluid-Film Bearings
Gas Bearings
Hydrostatic Bearings
Magnetic levitation
Maintenance
Condition monitoring and diagnostics
Rotordynamics
ECOTRIB 2013 - Tribology of Machine Elements Tribological design
Automotive and engine components
Industrial applications
Railways
Aerospace systems
Transmissions
Tyres
Seals
Maintenance, condition monitoring and diagnostics
Tribology in Manufacturing Manufacturing equipments
Machining and cutting systems
Metal forming
Coatings for cutting tools and dies
Surface conditions in manufactured parts
Tool-workpiece contact conditions
Additive manufacturing
Tribology of Materials Fatigue of materials
Fretting fatigue
Bulk materials
Hydrogen tribology
Ceramics
Metals
Polymers
Composites
Cermets
Material analysis techniques
Joint Mechanics Tribology and wear within frictional joints
Damping in aerospace turbine blade joints
Dynamics of structures with point or extended friction joints
Bolted joints
Press/shrink fit joints
Experimental identification of tribological parameters for joints
Novel Aspects in Tribology Novel phenomena, materials, lubricants and techniques
Novel applications
Unsolved problems
New frontiers and advancements of Tribology
Extensions of Tribology
Multiphysics
Education and training in Tribology
Dissemination and promotion of Tribology
Entropy of Tribology