WELCOME TO THE "European Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection"

New technologies such as E-mobility, wind power generation, and the introduction of new environmentally friendly lubricants as a means to improve energy efficiency lead to drastically changed conditions in tribological applications. 

New materials and coatings are needed, that can meet changed tribological conditions and provide at the same time super-low friction and wear. Rapid changes in industrial applications leave no room for trial-and-error solutions and require a deep understanding of the underlying microscopic mechanisms in the tribological contact.

The 2024 Friction, Wear and Wear protection symposium focuses on the latest developments in materials and coatings development for ultra-low friction and wear, as well as friction materials, polymers, and PMC’s. Since 2008 the symposium has been held every three years under the auspices of the expert committee Behavior of Materials under Mechanical Stress  of the German Society for Materials Science, DGM. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Friction 2024!

  • Martin Dienwiebel

    MicroTribology Centrum μTC, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Germany

    Chair of the Symposium

  • Carsten Gachot

    TU Wien, Austria

    Vice Chairman

Friction 2024
26 - 27 February 2024 | Hybrid Symposium in Oberhof (Germany) & online

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