This symposium covers all aspects of tribology, mechanical properties, and adhesion of coatings and engineered surfaces. The scope includes both experimental investigations and modeling of static (e.g., indentation and adhesion) and dynamic (e.g., oscillating, scratching, sliding, and rolling) contacts, and contact/fracture mechanics from atomistic to macroscopic length scales. We welcome contributions that improve scientific and mechanistic understanding of tribo-mechanical responses, characterization and performance of engineered surfaces and coatings, processing-structure-property-performance relationships, design of coatings for specific applications, and size effects. Additional emphasis is given to multifunctional (hard and lubricious) and nanocomposite coatings for extreme environments, nanostructured coatings, diamond and diamond-like carbon, and coatings for advanced aerospace, automotive, and machining applications, along with advances in instrumentation and measurement techniques.
E1. Friction, Wear, Lubrication Effects, & Modeling
This session covers all phenomena related to friction, wear, lubrication, and modeling. We solicit contributions on the development, characterization and modeling of materials, coatings or innovative structures to control friction and wear, including liquid and solid lubrication. We are interested in studies providing a new understanding of tribological mechanisms of coatings and thin films. Emphasis will be given to contributions on understanding the role of coating composition and structure in friction and wear reduction. The incorporation of additional coating functionalities (thermal cycling resistance, fracture toughness, oxidation resistance, etc.) is also an important issue.
E1. Invited Speakers:
- Babak Anasori, Purdue University, USA, “2D Transition Metal Carbide MXenes: Their Synthesis, Tunable Compositions and Mechanical Properties”
- Diana Berman, University of North Texas, USA, “Nanoscale Materials for Macroscale Applications: Zero-Friction and Zero-Wear Carbon Films”
- Giovanni Bolelli, Unimore, Italy, “Critical Materials-Free Cermet Coatings by Thermal Spraying: Sliding and Abrasive Wear Behaviour”
- Michael Chandross, Sandia National Laboratories, USA, “Grain Boundary Sliding and Low Friction in Metal Contacts”
E2. Mechanical Properties and Adhesion
This session is devoted to the measurement and modeling of the mechanical properties of surface and near-surface regions of thin films, coatings, and surface-engineered bulk materials. We are interested in measurement methods and models for the quantitative determination of mechanical properties, residual stresses, interface adhesion, fatigue, and fracture toughness. Emphasis will be given to contributions on novel test methods, such as in situ testing in SEM or TEM, multi-axial contact mechanics, MEMS testbeds, and new approaches for the extraction of mechanical and constitutive properties by modeling of indentation load-displacement curves. Finally, special consideration will be given to contributions that address processing-structure- mechanical property relationships across multiple length scales.
E2. Invited Speakers:
- Golta Khatibi, TU Wien, Austria, “Reliability Assessment of Thin Films and Multilayers in Electronic Packages”
- Maria Clelia Righi, University of Bologna, Italy
E3. Coatings for Automotive and Aerospace Applications
Surface engineering and advanced coatings contribute to improved durability and fuel efficiency in transportation. This session welcomes contributions on the development, characterization, and mechanical as well as tribological evaluation of coating solutions and surface functionalization in automotive and aerospace engineering applications. Thin film coatings, diffusion treatments as well other types of coatings are welcome. Special consideration will be given to contributions that address overarching investigations to link fundamental insights with application results.
E3. Invited Speaker:
- Ardian Morina, University of Leeds, UK, “In-situ Coating Wear Measurement: Impact of Lubricant Chemistry”
- Matthias Scherge, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Germany, “Running-in of DLC and Its Nanoscale Footprint”