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Dr Stephanos Theodossiades, Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems: Tribodynamics

Date: Mon 25 Feb 2013, 09:30 - 11:00

Location: SEMS Seminar Room

Dr Stephanos Theodossiades, Loughborough University

Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems: Tribodynamics

Modern engineering systems need to combine a variety of – often – conflicting attributes: higher power output, reduced weight, energy efficiency, durability to name but a few. A determining factor for the healthy operation of such systems is how well protection can be established against the development of vibro-impacts and undesired friction conditions between their interacting components. The presence of lubricant between the contacting surfaces is a common protection measure. A comprehensive analysis calls for coupling between the dynamics of solids/deformable bodies with the tribological behaviour of their lubricated conjunctions. The seminar aims to provide an alternative perspective on the modelling of multi-physics, multi-scale engineering problems so that light is shed on the encountered physical phenomena.

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