Multi-modular universal tribo-tester for testing tribo-corrosion, brake wear and service life of materials

01 June 2018 → 31 May 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechanics
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Tribo-corrosion pollution from brake particles
Project description

Recent advancements in tribological research prioritizes on tribo-corrosion, proximity to real application and advanced monitoring techniques. This has led to the replacement of classical tribometers by advanced tribotesters which can produce multiple wear mechanisms simultaneously. The proposed tribotester “UTM tribolab” is modular with separate modules for tribo-corrosion, brake, lubrication and coating wear testing.