Learn tribology fundamentals: friction, wear, and lubrication.


Get introduced to the fundamentals of friction and wear

This 2 ½ day course provides basic understanding of the principles of Tribology the study of friction, wear, and lubrication. Friction and wear are aspects of all industrial mechanical components it is not part of science and engineering curricula. The subject is presented in a series of lectures and discussions drawing from current industry practices.

Learning Objectives

  • The role topography, contact mechanics, and surfaces affects friction and wear.
  • Models of wear when to use them
  • The Basics of Lubrication
  • Test methods in Tribology

Course notes (hard copy and digital) are provided to all participants

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Tribology
  • Surfaces
    • Structure
    • Contact Mechanics
    • Topography
    • Surface Engineering
  • Friction and Wear
    • Wear Models
    • Friction Models
    • Unlubricated Contact
  • Lubrication
    • Fluid Film Lubrication
    • Lubricant Rheology
    • Lubricant Chemistry
    • Fluid Film Formation Models
    • Solid Additives
    • Tribological Coatings
  • Testing
    • Tribological Testing
    • Lubricant Testing


Who: AARDCO, LLC will host this event

When: The 2020 date has not been set yet

Where: TBD

Cost: $995 per person. This includes course notes, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

For additional information please contact Paul Shiller ([email protected], 330-501-6503).