Frontiers in boundary layer lubrication films

Friction and wear of moving machinery

Boundary lubrication refers to the regime where a large portion of the mechanical loads are borne by the moving surface asperities. Under these conditions, lubricant molecules react with the surfaces to form lubricating films which control the wear. It is a complex subject involving many disciplines such as materials science, physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, surface science, and contact mechanics. The primary objective of the conference is to bring the various research communities from several disciplines together to focus on the mechanisms of boundary lubrication and in particular, the nature and origin of boundary lubricating films and how tribochemistry influences lubricant-materials reactivity.

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