This highly successful course, now in its 27th and final year, provides an insight into the principles which underlie this important topic. The course is run by the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, a worldwide centre of excellence in the field. Tribology - the science and technology of friction, wear and lubrication - makes a vital contribution to almost every area of industrial activity and yet is often under-represented in the education of scientists and engineers.
The course consists of an intensive three-day programme delivered by leading experts. It offers an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the field of tribology. Lectures, combined with informal discussion periods and a workshop session, will cover the key elements of the subject and will be complemented by case studies drawn from current industrial practice.
- Surface topography and contact mechanics
- Hydrodynamic, elasto-hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication
- Rheology and lubricant chemistry
- Wear and friction of metals, ceramics and polymers
- Surface engineering
- Test methods in tribology
- Industrial Case studies