2012 Gordon Research Conference on Tribology
“Paths of Dissipation”

 

July 8-13, 2012

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

 

Chair: Alfons Fischer, University Duisburg-Essen, alfons.fischer at uni-due.de
Vice-Chair:  Roland Bennewitz, Roland.Bennewitz at inm-gmbh.de

IF you have any questions, email us

 

Information about attending this Gordon Conference is available at  http://www.grc.org/. 

 

Support from the National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
Thanks also to Elsevier, Hysitron, Micro Materials and Wear of Materials who have provided support for poster sessions

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 Goals of Meeting

 

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.

All attendees are encouraged and invited to present a poster on their current research.  We plan to repeat our “Light Speed” oral poster preview presentations.
 
 Note:  All talks include ~20 minutes for Discussion
 

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future information on this conference or know someone else who would be interested, please contact the Conference Chair, Alfons Fischer.

 For information on the SITE (pictures below) see:   Colby College

 

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Information on Transportation to the Meeting

 

SUNDAY

2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm - 7:40 pm

Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff

7:40 pm - 9:30 pm

Extreme Environments

Discussion Leader: Somuri V. Prasad (Sandia National Laboratories)

7:40 pm - 8:20 pm

W. Gregory Sawyer (University of Florida, USA)
"Tribology in the Orbit"

8:20 pm - 8:35 pm

Discussion

8:35 pm - 9:15 pm

Phillip H. Shipway (University of Nottingham, UK)
"Abrasion and Erosion - friend and foe"

9:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussion

MONDAY

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Computer Simulations

Discussion Leader: Izabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

9:00 am - 9:40 am

Kenneth Holmberg (VTT Technical Research Center, Finland)
"Microstructural Modelling and Simulations for the Selection of Coated Surfaces"

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Discussion

10:00 am

Group Photo / Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:10 am

Dik J. Schipper (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 am

Discussion

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Michael Moseler (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany)
"Multiscale Tribosimulation"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Discussion

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session I

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friction and Wear on the Microscale

Discussion Leader: Kathryn J. Wahl (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)

7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

Thomas Scharf (University of North Texas, USA)
"The Deck of Cards Theory in Achieving Low Friction: Fact or Fiction?"

8:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion

8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Thierry A. Blanchet (Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
"Magnificently Wear-Resistant PTFE via Mysteriously Effective Nanoparticle Fillers"

9:10 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussion

9:45 pm

Poster Session I (continued)

TUESDAY

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lubrication: From Boundary to Ultra-Low Friction

Discussion Leader: Ashlie Martini (University of California Merced, USA)

9:00 am - 9:40 am

Susan Perkin (University College London, UK)
"Ionic Liquids and Friction"

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Discussion

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:10 am

Maria-Isabel de Barros Bouchet (Ecole Central de Lyon, France)
"Advances in Sustainable Lubrication Technology: Compliant Hard Carbon Coatings for Green Lubricants"

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Discussion

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Nicholas Spencer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Beyond Boundary Lubrication"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Discussion

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session I (continued)

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tribomaterial - Microstructural and Chemical Alterations

Discussion Leader: Martin Dienwiebel (KIT, Germany)

7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

Wilfried T. Tysoe (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA)
"Tribofilm Formation by Shear-Induced Reactions and Surface-to-Bulk Transport"

8:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion

8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Pascal Bellon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"The Response of Metals to High Strains"

9:10 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussion

9:45 pm

Poster Session I (continued)

WEDNESDAY

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tribocorrosion

Discussion Leader: Anne Neville (University of Leeds)

9:00 am - 9:40 am

Stefano Mischler (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Tribocorrosion from Al to Ru"

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Discussion

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:10 am

Anna Igual Munoz (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
"Proteins and Tribocorrosion"

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Discussion

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Margret Stack (University of Strathclyde, UK)
"Erosion-Corrosion - Fundamentals and Applications"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Discussion

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session II

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Business Meeting, Part I

Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friction and Adhesion on the Nanoscale

Discussion Leader: Rob Carpick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

Andre Schirmeisen (Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany)
"Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction: Hopping atoms, multibond formation and contact ageing"

8:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion

8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Scott Perry (University of Florida, USA)
"Chemistry and Friction"

9:10 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussion

9:45 pm

Poster Session II (continued)

THURSDAY

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Business Meeting, Part II

Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Biotribology or Tribiology

Discussion Leader: Philipa Cann (Imperial College London, UK)

9:00 am - 9:40 am

W. Mark Rainforth (University of Sheffield, UK)
"Ceramics under Hip Joint Loading Conditions - Nothing stays the same"

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Discussion

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:10 am

Lawrence D. Marks (Northwestern University, USA)
"Carbon in Tribiology"

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Discussion

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

Markus A. Wimmer (Rush University Medical Center, USA)
"150,000,000 Years Success: Cartilage Tribology"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Discussion

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session II (continued)

6:00 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fretting - Cause of Countless Failures

Discussion Leader: Roland Bennewitz (INM Leibniz Institute of New Materials, Germany)

7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

Jeremy Gilbert (Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, USA)
"Fretting-Crevice-Corrosion - What we know and what we don't know"

8:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion

8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Roland Bennewitz and the 2014 Vice Chair
"Forward into 2014"

9:10 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussion

9:45 pm

Poster Session II (continued)

FRIDAY

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

9:00 am

Departure

 

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Prof. Alfons Fischer (Chair)

University Duisburg-Essen
Materials Science and Engeineering

Lotharstr.
Duisburg, 47057 Germany

 

+49-203-379-4372 VOICE

+49-203-379-4374 FAX

 

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