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Tribology for Future Mobility

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Julian Wharton
Academic year

Module overview

Tribological interactions are ubiquitous and have profound impact across all areas of engineering and everyday life. This module places emphasis on the future application of tribological engineering to address the contact mechanics, friction, wear, lubrication and moving interfaces in tribological models, coupling physical phenomena at various scales.

Crucially, advances in tribology have fundamental implications in the emerging innovations for power transmission and electric-mobility, the development of low friction surfaces created for energy saving and the drive for clean/renewable energy systems, such as wind and tidal turbines, wave-powered generator and hydropower. Equally, biotribology which deals with human joint prosthetics, dental materials and skin has a fundamental bearing for our daily lives.