Friction, wear and lubricants

Friction, wear and lubricants

2 2 - 2 6 May 1985, Tashkent, USSR Friction losses in movablejoints Friction, Wear and Lubricants The conference, which may be regarded as a major o...

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2 2 - 2 6 May 1985, Tashkent, USSR

Friction losses in movablejoints

Friction, Wear and Lubricants The conference, which may be regarded as a major one, was sponsored by the USSR Academy of Sciences, the USSR Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary Education, the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, and the tJzSSR Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary Education. The conference (the last word in the Russian title was Lubricating Materials which is a more accurate description of the subject matter) was attended by about 700 delegates. Participants from 13 countries outside the Soviet Union attended, of which seven came from outside the Soviet bloc, including UK, USA, France, and West Germany. A number of eminent people from the Western and Soviet bloc countries were unable to attend, because invitations went out late (due to printing problems), but above all, due to there having been five public holidays, during which neither the system within the Soviet Union nor in the embassies of other countries operated. Some British people received their visas several days after the opening of the conference. But for these difficulties, there would have been a far stronger overseas representation. However, the quality of representatives from abroad, especially from the West, was of a very high order. Seventeen papers were presented in the plenary sessions, and about 250 in the specialized sections. There were over 100 poster sessions (these are poster exhibits on which the work of the author is shown and discussed by him with anyone who wishes to do so). In addition, there were 13 round-table discussions on the main conference group themes. Without the posters and round-table discussions, I estimate that approximately 1.2 million words were presented. Extracts of most of the lectures are, or will be, published in six books, four of which were issued at the conference (one set was left at the British embassy in Moscow) but, unfortunately, these four were printed

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in Russian. The plenary session papers will be published in the journal Friction and Wear. The subjects of the conference were divided into nine technical sessions, under the following headings: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Friction of solids Elasto-hydrodynamic, hydrodynamic and gas lubrication Wear Lubrication effects and lubricants Regenerating processes of frictional contacts Tribo-technical materials Simulation of friction and wear; test methods and equipment Technological control of wear resistance Friction/interaction with soil

Approximately 10% of the papers and 25% of the poster papers listed were not presented, due to absence of speakers, poster material, etc. The papers covered a wider ground than is normal in this type of conference, embracing the wider concepts of technology. Simultaneous translation in English, French, German and Russian was provided at all plenary sessions and there were translators available for all others. In view of the specialized nature of the conference, translation was an extremely difficult task. However, on a number of occasions, research workers of the laboratories of the Institutes concerned were also linguists and not only gave extremely clear translations, but also made explanatory comments, e.g. on the person speaking in the discussion, or on the subject itself. Unfortunately, the papers were published in Russian only.

H. P. Jest

Elastohydrodynamic, hydrodynamic and gas lubrication Hydrodynamiclubrication in machines Elastohydrodynamiclubrication theory Theory and calculation of gas lubricated bearings

Lubrication in technologicalprocesses Wear Calculation methods for wear Wear regularities Ferrography and machine diagnostics Lubrication effect and lubricants

Mechanism of lubrication effect Development and application of lubricants and their additives Analysis of lubricating media Self-Organising processes of frictional contact Selective transfer Hydrogen wear Anomalously low friction Other self-organizationproblems Structural adaptability during friction Tribopolymerization Tribotechnical materials Friction units metals Tribotechnical polymer-based materials Metaloceramics and graphite-based materials for friction units Antifriction coatings Simulation of friction and wear.test methods and equipment Simulation of friction and wear Test equipment

Test methods Technological control of wear resistance Friction surface hardening by laser, ion plasma sputtering, and implantation techniques Optimization of technological processes with respect to quality characteristics and operation machine properties Combined methods of friction surface treatment

Titles of sessions

Friction interaction with soils

Solids friction

Seismic dynamical resistance as influenced by friction between ground and structures Friction interaction in soil treatment Sliding on soil, ice and snow

Mechanics of contact interaction Dry and boundary friction