Institut für Mechanik

Fachgebiet Systemdynamik und Reibungsphysik

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Valentin  Popov

 German-Russian Workshop 2007

 Tribology and surface engineering: theory, experiment,


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Updated: 22.01.2007


German-Russian Workshop

  Tribology and surface engineering: theory, experiment, technologies
Technical University Berlin

28 - 30 March 2007


Organizers: Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov and Prof. Dr. Sergey Psakhie


Surface engineering is a topic of a huge practical importance. Both tribological properties of materials, friction and wear, and their "bulk strength" depend on properties of surfaces and can be influenced by surface treatments. The striking examples of interrelation between surface properties and the bulk strength of materials are the famous Rebinder and Ioffe effects, showing that changing of pure surface properties can influence the volume strength and toughness of materials sometimes by orders of magnitude. The macroscopic strength does depend not only on the internal material structure but also on the microscopic surface structure and on the environment (e.g. on presence of surface active liquids). Design of high strength materials has therefore always a "surface engineering component". The topics of the Workshop include theoretical and technological aspects of surface modification of materials in order to significantly improve their static, cyclic and dynamical strength, fracture toughness as well as their wear resistance.

Surface engineering is an extremely interdisciplinary field of research and technology. We intend to invite specialists from different areas of research (physics, tribology, materials science, engineering, numerical simulation methods, beam technologies) and industry in order to develop new theoretical, numerical, experimental and technological approaches for design of advanced materials with special emphasis on surface engineering.



- Physical backgrounds of interrelation between surface and bulk properties

- Beam technologies

- Ultrasonic surface modification

- Laser technologies

- Ion implantation

- Contact mechanics of coated materials and materials with modified surface

- Friction and wear processes in modified surface layers

- Continuum and particle simulation methods

- Technological applications



The Workshop will take place at the TU Berlin, building MS, room MS 107, Einsteinufer 5, D-10587 Berlin  (see campus plan of the Berlin Technical University).

Conference fee: participants from the industry: 100,- , participants from universities and speakers: 50,- , member of TU Berlin: free


Please return the registration form to the address below as soon as possible but not later than March 15, 2007 (preferably via Fax or E-mail).



Organisation & contact

Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov

TU Berlin

Institute of Mechanics

Sekr. C8-4

Str. des 17. Juni 135

D-10623 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (30) 314 21 480

Fax.: +49 (30) 314 72 575