Friction/Wear & Lubrication
The relationship of Tribology and Sustainability is inextricably linked with the tribological benefits of longer lifespan through lower wear, energy savings through a reduction in friction losses, the selection of effective environmentally conscious lubricants and the development of new materials to reflect the twin pressure of increasing resource scarcity and increasing material waste. These benefits contribute to the wider sustainability issues of economic growth, social progress and environmental protection.
Tribology is already integrated into world science, finding solutions to daily worldwide problems, improving global quality, preserving energy resources and protecting the environment, however the specific application of tribology to sustainability issues is a relatively recent trend. Our current focus is on multiscale simulation, advanced tribometry, and tribological solutions.