Smart Tribology Systems
Symposium date: Tuesday 4 September - Friday 7 September 2018
We are in an era of 'data'; collection, management and storage of engineering system data is pivotal to the development of efficient systems. What this means for tribology is that there is an unprecedented demand, across engineering sectors (e.g. automotive, aerospace, mechanical), for real-time information on system performance. With such information the operation of many components can be adaptive, responsive and truly 'smart'. In this Leeds-Lyon Symposium we will capture the exciting developments which cut across many tribological areas to create smart tribological systems. Offerings of original research are requested in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- sensors and sensing approaches
- real-time measurements of surfaces
- data capture and processing in tribology
- responsive/adaptive surfaces/interfaces
- modelling of adaptive and responsive systems
These symposia are jointly sponsored by the University of Leeds (UK) and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquèes (INSA) de Lyon, Université de Lyon (France). The inaugural symposium was held in 1974 and since then there has been an annual meeting in the month of September, the sponsoring Institutions acting as hosts on alternate occasions. After 44 successful events, the symposium has become an established event in the international tribology calendar. Each year the symposium provides an opportunity to tribologists and those working in related fields to discuss and assimilate recent advances of tribology and to exchange views and ideas on a broader basis. The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to look at tribology embedded in smart engineering systems and reflect on the future of some exciting tribology developments.
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