Science: Technology: Mechanical_Engineering: Tribology
Abrasion and Wear Testing of Coatings by Ball Cratering
Provides details of the CRATER program, a European Union funded project aimed at developing a standard micro scale abrasion test procedure for evaluating the resistance to abrasive wear of both soft and hard coatings.
Surface characterisation by nano indentation and nano scratch method to determine hardness and adhesion of coating.
Falex Tribology NV
Consultant service in wear and friction of new materials and lubricants. Fully equipped test laboratory. Sales and support of Falex tribometers
Georgia Tech Tribology Research Group
Provides links to key tribology research staff at the Woodruff School of Engineering
Introduction to Reynolds Lubrication Theory
The site is a short overview of Reynolds' lubrication theory based on physical arguments and order of magnitude analysis.
Jost Institute for Tribotechnology
Based at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, the Institute offers research, knowledge transfer, training and consultancy within the area of tribology
J.V. Poplawski & Associates
Consultants with rolling element bearing design, failure analysis, and expert witness. Also, developers of bearing analysis software. Includes list of seminars and publications.
National Centre of Tribology (UK)
The NCT is set up to support industry through consultancy, research, development and training and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists including experts in materials, failure analysis, surface engineering, corrosion, wear, metallography, metallurgy, valves, pumps, seals, gears, bearings, lubrication and polymers.
National Physical Laboratory (UK) Surface Technology Group - Friction and Wear
A good access point to the tribological research activities of the NPL's Surface Technology Group. Information on publications and technical workshops is provided.
Neale Consulting Engineers
Tribology consultants focusing on design evaluation, failure investigation, engineering training and expert witness services.
Manufacturer of test equipment for petrochemistry and tribological evaluation.
Phoenix Tribology Ltd
Offering consulting services in tribological test design and the Plint range of tribology test machines and instruments
Precision Ceramic Balls
A useful source of precision ceramic balls for tribological test applications
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Technical association providing industrial interchange of today's fast-moving developments in lubrication theory and practice.
Surface Engineering and Tribology, KU Leuven, Belgium
Research group on surface engineering and tribology. Investigating self-lubricating coatings and bulk materials, tribo-reactive materials, tribo-corrosion and fretting problems in engineering applications. Coordinator: Prof Dr Ir Jean-Pierre Celis
Swanson & Associates Consulting Corp
Provides engineering consulting support aimed at improving products by identifying, managing and running durability tests that accurately access the processes of wear and fatigue.
Access point for the TriCORR Network, which was established to link researchers interested in tribo-corrosion.
Tribo-Fatigue Home Page
Tribo-Fatigue - the science concerned with wear-fatigue damages and fractures of active systems of machines and equipment
Tribologie - France
Providing useful information and links for tribologists in France and the Francophone world.
Consulting services provided in the areas of friction, wear, and lubrication.
Tribology Research Group at the University of Sheffield
Research, Teaching and Consultancy in a wide rage of tribology related areas.
Tribology User Center at ORNL
Offers short-term, collaborative tribology R&D projects with U.S. industry and universities through the HTML User Program at ORNL. Emphasis on tribo-testing materials and surface treatments.
A web site providing a forum for students and lecturers to share ideas on tribology research. The site also includes useful software for calculating a wide range tribological contact conditions.
Vito Materials Technology
Research activities include development of materials (coatings and ceramics) and surface treatments for wear resistant and low friction surfaces. Consultancy and tribological testing services are also provided.
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