5th ATZlive Conference Minimising Friction in the Powertrain
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The combustion engine will continue to play an important role in drive engineering over coming decades. At the same time, increasingly restrictive emission targets mean it will have to become more efficient. Experts at the 5th ATZlive Conference "Minimising Friction in the Powertrain" discussed how tribology can contribute to this goal in Esslingen in Germany on 29 and 30 November, 2016.
Tribology in the Digital Era
Digitalisation and tribology are a good match. Professor Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO of Schaeffler, linked this view in his keynote address with a glance into the future of friction technology, "Abrasion of friction partners can be recorded during operation using digital technology and immediately incorporated into analytical models." He went on to say that future simulation tools would then combine the knowledge gained from the operating environment, concepts of artificial intelligence and analytical approaches to accurately calculate remaining service lives or initiate...