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Fundamentals of Tribology Workshop Held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida on 10-11 May 2010: Project Summary
Final rept. 17 Mar 2010-14 Feb 2011
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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On May 10-11, 2010, leading scientists and engineers of the tribological community convened at a workshop sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to explore and identify future areas of fundamental tribological research. The changing landscape of fundamental knowledge, the development of new experimental, simulation, and modeling tools, and the rapid emergence of new technologies relying upon advanced tribological performance together provided the impetus for the workshop. Workshop participants are listed in Appendix A. The workshop centered on the consideration, evaluation, and debate of issues currently limiting the advancement of our tribological understanding. The program was aided by the purposeful division of participants into groups of similar interestsexpertise followed by group wide discussion of recommendations. Throughout the workshop, topic groups were regularly varied in order to maximize the cross disciplinary exchange of concerns and ideas. The resulting discussions produced three categories of information. First, reflections on the present state of the research field produced a list of successful technological applications that would not be possible without the advanced understanding of tribology fundamentals we are currently afforded. Second, group deliberations produced a detailed list of approaches needed to advance the field and dependent technologies during the next decade.
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