Lubrication and Wear: Advanced Concepts

(May 21-23, 2013)Notre Dame Conference Center, South Bend, Indiana. This course will bridge the gap between component design and failure as a result of relative motion between surfaces in contact and apply the latest lubrication technology to bearings. Courses will enhance attendees understanding of regimes of lubrication, 2-D and 3-D surface topographical characterization, 2-D and 3-D contact mechanics, surface and subsurface analysis, asperity contact models, mixed lubrication, grease lubrication, applications in rolling element bearing design and more. Practical examples of bearing lubrication will be presented as well as tools to improve product life and performance.