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Tribology is the science and technology of interactive surfaces in relative motion. It incorporates various scientific and technological disciplines such as surface chemistry, fluid mechanics, materials, lubricants, contact mechanics, bearings, and lubrication systems. It is customarily divided into three fields: friction, lubrication, and wear, and most work in tribology covers at least two of these.

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Welcome to the IET's Tribology Network, we bring together engineers working in the field of Tribology wherever in the world you are based, you are welcome to join us!  If you haven't already, please login, join the group and introduce yourself to fellow engineers.
a9df74ade2dfc7c07fe7e22077b258a8-huge-trPutting the finishing touches to our Seminar on  New Challenges in Tribology 2019 
27 - 28 March 2019 - IET Austin Court, Birmingham, UK
We've now finalised our speaker line-up for the above two day conference.  Click here to  read our latest blog which gives further details on these speakers and how to register for this event.  In addition to the speakers we will have a poster session each day where the winning poster author will receive a £100 book certificate from Taylor & Francis plus £150 cash prize from the IET Tribology TPN.  

If you've not yet registered for the conference, please do so asap to reserve your place.

New for this year, students can register free of charge for the conference, see above blog for details.

e2b46869b01512f79817f7c4d075e564-huge-ioThe Tribology TPN supports the event of the IOP Tribology Group which was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the discussion of current developments in fundamental aspects of interacting surfaces.  Tribology, which broadly covers the field of friction, wear and lubrication of surfaces in relative motion, is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on knowledge from the fields of physics, chemistry, metallurgy and engineering. The group organises events and awards prizes in its field.  You can find out more information about the group and its events here.

UK Tribology - Inaugural Seminar
The IET Tribology Network is a partner organisation in UK Tribology which is a multi-institution collaboration designed to raise awareness of the subject and application of tribology; the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion or, in layman's terms: friction, wear and lubrication.

The first national event of UK Tribology will be held on 21 February 2019 at the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington.  The topic will be 
Future Cities and mobility: the challenges for Tribology.  Click here for the latest copy of the programme.  There are still some student places available free of charge at the event, so apply asap to pick up this opportunity.


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I’m looking forward to our New Challenges in Tribology Conference coming up on 27-28 March 2019 in Birmingham.  We’ve a great programme of speakers over the two days and have just finished finalising our programme.   You can see further details here and how to register if you’ve not yet secured your place. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Mar 12, 2019 4:28 pm GMT


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