Tribology: Friction and wear characterization


The study of tribology deals with friction, wear, and lubrication. From automotive engine components to cartilage and tissues, tribology is finding its use in various fields. Starting with the basics of tribology, this #OnlineSeminar  focusses on tribological characterization of lubes and greases, biotribological topics such as cartilages, ophthalmic solutions, biomedical devices, etc. This session also talks about application of tribology in food and beverage industry. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Mapping tribological characteristics in static and extreme boundary regimes through “Extended” Stribeck curves

  • Studying the effect of additives and contaminants on engine oil
  • Extreme low-temperature testing of greases – upto -80°
  • Developing correlation between friction and sensory data for cosmetics, and food and beverages




Recording available
Language: English
Trainer: Dr. Kartik Pondicherry
Kartik Pondicherry

Dr. Kartik Pondicherry has a Doctorate in Tribology from the University of Leoben in Leoben, Austria. With over a decade of experience in the field of tribology, Dr. Pondicherry managed the global tribology portfolio at Anton Paar in Graz, Austria until the end of 2019. He later moved to India and started as a Technical Manager for Rheology at Anton Paar India. Over the past years, Dr. Pondicherry has conducted numerous seminars and trainings for people from both academia and industry across the globe. 


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