Structured/textured surfaces have been in use in tribological applications for many years; modern machine tools have enabled the use of surface textures and patterns to a particular application and intended lubrication regime. The simulation and prediction of contact behaviour that also accounts for the dimensional attributes of the coupling surfaces is keynote to development of textured tribological contacts in applications which cannot achieve elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication. This is particularly true of applications where optimising the Stribeck curve means, in practical terms, extended the mixed lubrication regime. Coherent strategy and outcomes are required from the tribological and dimensional characterisation perspective. This seminar seeks to go some way to improve upon this, and also to bring those concerned with structured surfaces in other applications such as metrology, bio-mimetics and healthcare together to foster dialogue between the various disciplines who have an interested in structured surfaces.
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11.00- New method mapping filler particles in thin films by concurrent microscale thermal conductivity and topography measurements. Angela Dawson, NPL
11.30- Effects of Surface Texture in Piston Ring Lubrication. Dr Tom Reddyhoff, Imperial College
12.00- Directional friction under mixed lubricated using regular anisotropic asperities, Lu Ping, University of Southampton
12.30- Structured surface in knee joint applications, Professor Liam Blunt, University of Huddersfield
14.00- SEMINAR KEYNOTE PRESENTATION , Professor Bengt-Göran Rosen, Högskolan I Halmstad
14.30- Functional surfaces for (stem) cell growth, Dr Nikolaj Gadegaard, University of Glasgow
15.00- How a tree frog can aid surgery - a biomimetic study of adhesion for laparoscopic surgery, Ashley Bell, University of Leeds
15.30- Investigation Of Micro-Manufacturing Process Performance Via Innovative Surface Characterisation Methods, Claudiu Gisca, National Physical Laboratory.
16.00- Tribological Evaluation of Structured Surfaces in A Lubricated Regime, Prof Mark Gee/Dr Andrew Gant, National Physical Laboratory