Aims/Description: This module examines wear, lubrication and tribology, through the investigation of a range of tribological conditions, fundamental mechanics of dry contacts, boundary and elasto-hydrodynamic mechanics and hydrodynamic lubrication. The module will include the study, characterisation and design of contacting elements through the field of tribology. Different approaches to the mitigation of the wear of equipment parts, through the control across a spectrum of contacts will be assessed.

Restrictions on availability: BEng/Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Staff Contact: CARRELL JULIA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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