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Tribology papers sought for 2005 world conference

Washington, DC -- The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Tribology Division of the American...


Washington, DC — The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International), in association with the International Tribology Council, invite participation and submission of papers and presentations to the third World Tribology Congress & Exhibition, to be held at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12-16, 2005.

Papers and presentations are solicited on all topics related to friction, lubrication and wear, dealing with fundamental and basic research, applied research and design, industry trends and needs, and new and emerging reseach topics. Abstracts are to be submitted by August 2004.

Themes of interest will include:

Fundamental and Basic Research — Macro to Atomic-Scale Tribology, Friction and Wear Mechanisms and Models, Base Oils, Additives, Synthetic Lubricants, Solid Lubricants, Thick Film Lubrication, Boundary Lubrication, Elastohydrodynamics, Experimental Testing and Numerical Simulation.

Applied Research and Design – Mechanical Components including Bearings, Seals and Gears, Magnetic Storage Systems, Surface Engineering, Coatings, Metalworking, Transport Systems and Tribology in Education and Design.

Industry Trends and Needs — Equipment Reliability, Product Durability, Equipment Asset Management, Condition Monitoring, Dry Machining and Processing, Health and Safety Issues, Environmental Aspects of Tribology, Eco-Friendly Lubricants and Energy Conservation Tribology in Design.

New and Emerging Topics — Microscale and Nanoscale Tribology, Magnetic Storage Systems and Biomechanics.

For more information, contact Edward P. Salek, executive director, STLE, at 847-825-5536, or by e-mail at esalek@stle.org, or visit www.stle.org or www.asme.org.