MSE-485 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Mischler Stefano

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This introductory course in tribology (science of friction, lubrication and wear) has specific goals : to present the basic principles of tribology, to develop the attitude to analyse tribological and to illustrate correlations between materials and tribological properties.

Content

Keywords

Wear, friction, lubrication,

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Introduction à la science des matériaux

Important concepts to start the course

Basics of mechanics (forces, work, energy), Basics of material science (polymers, ceramics, metals)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe tribological systems.
  • Describe basic phenomena related to friction, wear and lubrication.
  • Link tribological behaviour to material and system parameters.
  • Analyze tribological systems in terms of structure and material properties.
  • Assess / Evaluate possible relationships between tribological response and involved mechanisms.
  • Critique and assess literature published on the subject.
  • Work out / Determine possible ways to improve the tribological perfomance of systems.
  • Identify acting main wear mechanisms.

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Negotiate effectively within the group.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with exercises and case studies
2 presentations by external speakers (in French)

Expected student activities

Participation in the course, resolution of excercises, practical case studies.

Assessment methods

Mid term written exam (50%)

Oral presentation to the other students of the critical analysis of an article published in a tribology journal (in groups). Questions by students to the presenting group will be evaluated. (50%)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Teacher availble for meetings (by prior arrangement through email).

Prerequisite for

Projects in the field of tribology

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Tribology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Tribology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Tribology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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