Talk Title: What is actually tribocorrosion?
Tribology Lab, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Tribocorrosion can be considered a young research area which has experienced a boosting interest and development in the last 20 years due to the increasing demand from engineering systems that are subjected to the combined action of wear and corrosion (i.e. biomedical implants, mining equipment, manufacturing, nuclear power plants, food processing devices or marine infrastructures). In situations where a tribological contact is immersed in a corrosive environment, material degradation or transformation caused by the interaction between wear and corrosion results in a tribocorrosion failure. To address this complex problem, which cannot be approached by simply considering both wear and corrosion separately, specific tribocorrosion research and technology have been recently developed.
In this talk, the past, present and future of tribocorrosion will be presented with focus on passive metals and alloys, which are the most typically used materials in tribocorrosion situations.
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