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44th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology
2017-09-04 to 2017-09-07
Université de Lyon, Lyon 69000, France

While many tribology conferences have addressed various aspects of surfaces, this Leeds-Lyon Symposium will focus on the relationship between motion and friction - Tribology enables motion - and how to improve the system’s performance through tribological considerations. The velocity in tribological contacts can vary from barely perceptible (as in some tectonic flows, for example) to supersonic (as in some high speed foil bearings). The motion of surfaces can vary in kinematic complexity, from simple steady sliding to movements that are highly variable in time and direction.

Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Sports and leisure activities, areas in which motion is a major parameter,
• Mechanical transmissions, where complex geometry or kinematics superpose,
• Biomechanical applications, such as the human joints or the eyelid.

Indeed, the performance of any item suggested above is directly related to friction. Depending on the desired outcome, the optimal friction may be either maximum or minimum. These topics are exceedingly broad in terms of the application as well as the tribological mechanisms taking place (mechanics, physics, chemistry, materials science, etc.).

Thus the Symposium will aim to gather researchers from very diverse scientific and technological backgrounds to share expertise and discuss on how to apply their skills to address important and interesting problems of the present and future. link

Sixth World Tribology Congress (WTC 2017)
2017-09-17 to 2017-09-22
Beijing, China
WTC 2017 aims to highlight recent important progress in all aspects of tribology and strengthen the links between academia and industry.

WTC 2017 is organized by the Chinese Tribology Institute (CTI). It is expected that more than 800 oral presentations including plenary, keynote and invited talks will be given in 9 technical tracks. Around 200 poster presentations are also expected.

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the political, cultural, and educational center. It is a modernized historic city, now endowed with world-class convention centers, advanced facilities, beautiful hotels and resorts. link