Nowadays, the research for new materials and solutions to reduce wear, corrosion, and fatigue is vital to minimize energy consumption.
This symposium covers all aspects of degradation of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials, together with the characterization techniques needed to understand degradation phenomena. Solutions to increase the lifespan of materials submitted to degradation and corrosion, tribological fundaments, tribocorrosion, tribotesting (micro and nanoscale), tribomaterials and in-situ tribology are also included.
We welcome contributions to improve scientific and mechanistic understanding of the degradation of materials, characterization tools, and solutions to avoid or reduce degradation.
Several topics will be considered and treated including, but not limited to: