The ECOTRIB congress pays special attention to economy and ecology (“ECO”) issues and possible answers that can be given by modern tribology science and technology. An explicit aim is, of course, to present R&D activities, both from academic and research institutions, as well from industry. The idea to install a regular Central and South European congress on tribology led to first formal preparations in 2005, the biennial conference cycle started 2007 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Subsequently, the national tribology societies from Slovenia, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland formed the “ECOTRIB Consortium”. A special event within ECOTRIB is the MaTri 2019. This conference is a collaboration between Austria and India with the topic on material research focussed on tribology applications, biannually organized in these two countries, brings together researchers form India and Europe. The economic, social and political framework conditions have changed considerably over the last ten years, and it seems that these have also had a much stronger influence on the situation for research and technological progress than, conversely, research findings have been able to influence political and economical decisions. Thus, it is of great importance to repeatedly draw attention to the achievements of technical sciences, in particular of tribology. As tribologists we are aware to be able to make decisive contributions to answering urgent questions about energy problems, the design of sustainable products and the reliability and safety of technical devices and equipment. This will be even more effective the more we understand the specific micro- and nano-conditions and procedures of a tribocontact and how these “tribotopes” (term coined by AC2T for its peculiar research approach) interact with the macro conditions in a specific application. It cannot be expected that tribology per se triggers hypes similar to those coined by the inflationary use of the catchwords nanotechnology, industry 4.0, graphene, digitalization or artificial intelligence. However, tribology – especially in the interpretation as the "generic science of friction and wear", again confirmed by P. JOST in 2016, – has a distinct application relevance, and it has always been understood as a science characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. It is therefore more than ever crucial to solve the respective tasks by incorporating relevant findings and methods from other fields of knowledge. And these tasks are currently characterized by a paradigm shift, especially in the field of mobility, energy conversion, and production processes. This automatically results in new challenges for tribology, but also in a wide variety of already existing and as well emerging working methods. ECOTRIB 2019 offers a platform to present and discus actual research activities and results, which is important for the communication between scientist and engineers. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity for the new generation of tribologist to become acquainted with the variety of tasks and approaches and have the chance to present their own research work.

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS of ECOTRIB 2019 7th European Conference on Tribology with the special event MaTri '19 4th Austria-India-Symposium on Materials Engineering and Tribology - Wien, Austria, 12-14 June 2019

Enrico CIULLI;
2019

Abstract

The ECOTRIB congress pays special attention to economy and ecology (“ECO”) issues and possible answers that can be given by modern tribology science and technology. An explicit aim is, of course, to present R&D activities, both from academic and research institutions, as well from industry. The idea to install a regular Central and South European congress on tribology led to first formal preparations in 2005, the biennial conference cycle started 2007 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Subsequently, the national tribology societies from Slovenia, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland formed the “ECOTRIB Consortium”. A special event within ECOTRIB is the MaTri 2019. This conference is a collaboration between Austria and India with the topic on material research focussed on tribology applications, biannually organized in these two countries, brings together researchers form India and Europe. The economic, social and political framework conditions have changed considerably over the last ten years, and it seems that these have also had a much stronger influence on the situation for research and technological progress than, conversely, research findings have been able to influence political and economical decisions. Thus, it is of great importance to repeatedly draw attention to the achievements of technical sciences, in particular of tribology. As tribologists we are aware to be able to make decisive contributions to answering urgent questions about energy problems, the design of sustainable products and the reliability and safety of technical devices and equipment. This will be even more effective the more we understand the specific micro- and nano-conditions and procedures of a tribocontact and how these “tribotopes” (term coined by AC2T for its peculiar research approach) interact with the macro conditions in a specific application. It cannot be expected that tribology per se triggers hypes similar to those coined by the inflationary use of the catchwords nanotechnology, industry 4.0, graphene, digitalization or artificial intelligence. However, tribology – especially in the interpretation as the "generic science of friction and wear", again confirmed by P. JOST in 2016, – has a distinct application relevance, and it has always been understood as a science characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. It is therefore more than ever crucial to solve the respective tasks by incorporating relevant findings and methods from other fields of knowledge. And these tasks are currently characterized by a paradigm shift, especially in the field of mobility, energy conversion, and production processes. This automatically results in new challenges for tribology, but also in a wide variety of already existing and as well emerging working methods. ECOTRIB 2019 offers a platform to present and discus actual research activities and results, which is important for the communication between scientist and engineers. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity for the new generation of tribologist to become acquainted with the variety of tasks and approaches and have the chance to present their own research work.
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