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Tribology
Paths of Dissipation
July 8-13, 2012
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Chair:
Alfons Fischer

Vice Chair:
Roland Bennewitz

The GRC series on Tribology started already in 1960 under the title "Petroleum: Friction, Lubrication and Wear" chaired by William A. Horne and Cheves Walling and has run every two years since then. Even though the first conferences had a strong focus on lubrication, materials aspects were included from the beginning as well. Since those days all aspects of tribology have emerged from and into many different scientific disciplines because of the interdisciplinary nature of this area. Phenomena are analyzed over several orders of magnitude from atomic interactions to entire machines as well as from non-contact situations to extreme pressures and temperatures.

During the 1980s computer simulations began to support experimentalists by revealing dynamic effects in contacts. They allowed for a first glimpse on the different paths of dissipation of energy induced by tribological loading, which could not be analyzed in-situ. Today simulations have become an indispensable tool to better understand the nature of tribological contacts at all scales. In addition they revealed that the dissipation mechanisms differ distinctly among the orders of magnitude. This results in a still existing gap between simulations and experiments as well as between atomistic perspectives and applied tribology.

Thus the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Tribology - following the tradition of the series - provides state-of-the-art presentations of leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and engineering sciences, which will result in lively and stimulating discussions about the coincidences and discrepancies found between experiments and simulations and across the different orders of magnitude in time and length. The extraordinary character of this conference allows for a continuous exchange of knowledge and theories between established representatives from science and industry as well as students who just became involved.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmExtreme Environments
Discussion Leader: Somuri V. Prasad (Sandia National Laboratories)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmW. Gregory Sawyer (University of Florida, USA)
"Tribology in the Orbit"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmPhillip H. Shipway (University of Nottingham, UK)
"Abrasion and Erosion - friend and foe"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmComputer Simulations
Discussion Leader: Izabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amKenneth Holmberg (VTT Technical Research Center, Finland)
"Microstructural Modelling and Simulations for the Selection of Coated Surfaces"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRob Bosman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
"Prediction of Mild Wear under Boundary Lubrication - The Interaction of Tribochemical and Mechanical Wear Mechanisms"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMichael Moseler (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany)
"Multiscale Tribosimulation"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFriction and Wear on the Microscale
Discussion Leader: Kathryn J. Wahl (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmThomas Scharf (University of North Texas, USA)
"The Deck of Cards Theory in Achieving Low Friction: Fact or Fiction?"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmThierry A. Blanchet (Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
"Magnificently Wear-Resistant PTFE via Mysteriously Effective Nanoparticle Fillers"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:45 pmPoster Session I (continued)
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLubrication: From Boundary to Ultra-Low Friction
Discussion Leader: Ashlie Martini (University of California Merced, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSusan Perkin (University College London, UK)
"Ionic Liquids and Friction"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJulien Fontaine (Ecole Central de Lyon, France)
"Solid lubrication processes of Diamond-Like Carbon"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmNicholas Spencer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Beyond Boundary Lubrication"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (continued)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTribomaterial - Microstructural and Chemical Alterations
Discussion Leader: Martin Dienwiebel (KIT, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmWilfried T. Tysoe (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA)
"Tribofilm Formation by Shear-Induced Reactions and Surface-to-Bulk Transport"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmPascal Bellon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"The Response of Metals to High Strains"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:45 pmPoster Session I (continued)
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTribocorrosion
Discussion Leader: Anne Neville (University of Leeds)
9:00 am - 9:40 amStefano Mischler (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Tribocorrosion from Al to Ru"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amAnna Igual Munoz (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
"Proteins and Tribocorrosion"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMargret Stack (University of Strathclyde, UK)
"Erosion-Corrosion - Fundamentals and Applications"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting, Part I
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFriction and Adhesion on the Nanoscale
Discussion Leader: Rob Carpick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmAndre Schirmeisen (Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany)
"Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction: Hopping atoms, multibond formation and contact ageing"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmScott Perry (University of Florida, USA)
"Chemistry and Friction"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:45 pmPoster Session II (continued)
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting, Part II
Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiotribology or Tribiology
Discussion Leader: Philipa Cann (Imperial College London, UK)
9:00 am - 9:40 amW. Mark Rainforth (University of Sheffield, UK)
"Ceramics under Hip Joint Loading Conditions - Nothing stays the same"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amLawrence D. Marks (Northwestern University, USA)
"Carbon in Tribiology"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMarkus A. Wimmer (Rush University Medical Center, USA)
"150,000,000 Years Success: Cartilage Tribology"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (continued)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFretting - Cause of Countless Failures
Discussion Leader: Roland Bennewitz (INM Leibniz Institute of New Materials, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJeremy Gilbert (Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, USA)
"Fretting-Crevice-Corrosion - What we know and what we don't know"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmRoland Bennewitz and the 2014 Vice Chair
"Forward into 2014"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:45 pmPoster Session II (continued)
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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