Tribology 101 – Characterizing the Tribo-system and Defining the Tribo-test

Solving applied and practical tribo-problems requires understanding the five elements of the tribo-system and their practical application when designing a tribo-test.

In this webinar Dr. Steven Shaffer discusses the five key elements of the tribo-system (materials, contact geometry, loading, motion and environment) and the considerations involved in designing a tribo-test so that all parameters are accounted for. Dr. Shaffer uses real-world examples and his experience to demonstrate how these elements can be reduced to a relatively small number, which can then be simulated in a tribo-test.


Dr. Steven Shaffer

Global Senior Applications Scientist - Tribology, Stylus and Optical Metrology