Dr. Stefano MISCHLER
Prof. Jean GERINGER
Tribo-corrosion is defined by ASTM International as “a form of solid surface alteration that involves the joint action of relatively moving mechanical contact with chemical reaction in which the result may be different in effect than either process acting separately”. Tribo-corrosion is found in several engineering systems such as biomedical implants, pumps for chemicals, power generation plants, fretting corrosion, offshore installations, forming and many others. Tribocorrosion involves the interplay of two complex phenomena: friction and corrosion. Not surprisingly the overall rate of material transformation is rarely just the sum of corrosion and wear taken individually. Due to the complex interplay between mechanical and chemical phenomena tribocorrosion is still not fully understood and its control in practice still relies on empirical approaches. The WP18 was created in 2002 with the aim to stimulate scientific exchanges among people from industry and academia interested in tribocorrosion and to gather and disseminate information on related engineering needs and opportunities. This task is getting more and more essential as the field of tribocorrosion experiences a significant scientific development (period 1996-2006: ≈ 90 papers, 2006-2016: ≈ 400 papers 2 reference books). Noteworthy achievements count, among others, the establishment of robust, commercially available tribo-electrochemical techniques, the identification of key mechanisms related to corrosion reactions and mechanical material responses and the establishment of predictive models linking tribocorrosion to specific materials and electrochemical properties, mechanical loadings and environment chemistry. This rapid scientific development makes the WP18 mission even more important as a framework for communication among scientists, as a platform for the dissemination of the new insights acquired on typical aspects of tribocorrosion and as the driving force for the recognition of their technological potential for developing new optimized materials or products gaining relevance. Accordingly, the main tasks for WP18 are:
1. To promote the worldwide dissemination of the concept of tribocorrosion.
2. To create links among European and non European entities active in tribocorrosion and related fields.
3. To promote education.
4. To provide, through its members, technical support for targeted actions.
Chair: S. Mischler (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Vice-Chair and Scientific dissemination: J. Geringer (Mines Saint-Etienne, France)
Education and courses: A. Igual Munoz (Politecnica Valencia, Spain)
Technology transfer: M. Ripoll (AC2T, Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
Members: N. Espallargas (NTNU Trondheim), J. Wharton (University of Southampton)
If you wish to add your institutional web page link in one of the below categories please send the relevant details by email to the WP18 Chair (). The approval of the link is subject to the decision of the WP18 chair. The link is deactivated every two years (renewal possible).
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Tribology and Interfacial Chemistry Group, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, http://tic.epfl.ch/
Eurocorr2017, Prague, September 3-7 2017 http://www.prague-corrosion-2017.com/
New EFC Working Party on Tribo-Corrosion (pdf-File)