This course presents current insights into tribology, focusing on such fundamental concepts as surface energy, elastic and elastoplastic deformation, micro-fracture, and surface interactions at the micro- and nano-scale. Special consideration is given to the application of fundamental knowledge to control friction and wear behavior through lubrication and the selection of materials and coatings in practical situations. Furthermore, modern experimental methods are discussed and several case studies are used to illustrate how fundamental tribology knowledge can be applied in the design of tribological components and systems.
Run annually in June by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and commonly known as the “MIT Tribology Course”
Course website: http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/courses/designing_tribological_systems.html