School of Mechanical Engineering



Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology


Integrated Tribology



Leeds Trinity University, The University of Leeds, UK

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 September 2014

FINAL Paper Submission Deadline to Chosen Journal: 30 September 2014      see "Author Information & Key Dates"

Dowson Prize Winner 2014 (sponsored by John Wiley & Sons and Shell Global Solutions): 

Arnauld Ruellan (INSA de Lyon and NTN-SNR, France),
Understanding White Etching Cracks (WEC) in Rolling Element Bearings: Formation Mechanisms and Influent Tribochemical Drivers.

More details and photographs to follow. 

Poster Prize Winners 2014 (sponsored by Afton Chemicals Ltd.):

1st: Doris Nekesa Khaemba (University of Leeds, UK),
Micro-Raman Studies on MoDTC tribofilms: The Effect of Rinsing Samples and the Size of the Analysed Area.

2nd: Modestino De Feo (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France),
Oil Ageing Effect in Boundary and Mixed Lubrication.

3rd: Farnaz Motamen Salehi (University of Leeds, UK),
The Effect of Oil Contamination on Wear and Friction in Variable Displacement Vane Pump.

More details and photographs to follow. 


What constitutes acceptable friction (simple resistance to motion, energy efficiency or energy loss) and acceptable wear (in terms of useful life and reliability) is constantly evolving. This increases the pressure on the science and engineering of tribology to deliver solutions for a growing range of applications. We now strive to examine surfaces and lubricants at a molecular level, using advanced experimental tools and mathematical models, and scale up the observed phenomena and mechanisms to the macroscopic scale of engineering systems. When working at a molecular level the problem becomes truly multidisciplinary with inputs required from engineers, physicists, chemists, material scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists. So collaboration across a wide range of disciplines and across the various stages of technology development, often termed Technology Readiness Levels, is growing. In the future, tribology must become truly integrated in science and engineering across

• Length scales, science from the nano/molecular scale applied to the  performance of full scale engineering  and biological systems.

• Scientific disciplines, incorporating computer science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, materials science, and physics.

• Technology Readiness Levels, from fundamental science to final product development.

• Industry sectors, such as automotive, rail, marine, energy, process and healthcare.

• Product lifecycles, from design and conception, through effective monitoring, maintenance and life extension, to recycling and final disposal.

We invite contributions to this debate from all researchers and practitioners in tribology. These may range from original research, carefully positioned in a specific part of this panorama, to broader integrating discussions.

Oral presenters will be required to submit full papers for publication in special issues in one of the following international journals, subject to their normal refereeing procedures.

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,
Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
(SAGE Publications)

Tribology International


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