Preliminary Event Schedule


march 4 / march 5 / March 6 / march 7/ Posters

March 5, 2019

 
 

8:30-9:00 am
Registration and Welcome Break

9:00-5:00 pm
Training Workshop: 
"A Short Course in Automotive Tribology"

Dr. Edward Becker
President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC

5:00-7:00 pm
Registration


WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

  • Lubrication Fundamentals

    • Boundary Lubrication

    • Stribeck curve

    • Lambda ratio

    • Hydrodynamics

    • Chemical aspects

  • Internal Combustion Engine Principles (Gasoline and Diesel)

    • Fuel-Air Cycle

    • Carnot Efficiency

    • Combustion in gasoline and diesel engines

    • Compression ratio

  • Internal Combustion Engine Hardware and Lubrication Requirements

    • The major engine components

    • Pistons and piston ring lubrication

    • Crankshaft and main bearing lubrication

  • Engine Oils, Transmission Fluids and the Latest Specifications

    • Base oils

    • Additives for transmission fluids and engine oils

    • Bench and engine testing of new engine oils

  • Engine Fuels (Including Alternative Fuels)

    • Spark-ignition engine fuels

    • Gasoline

    • Alcohols

    • Hydrogen

    • Compression-ignition fuels

    • Diesel fuel

    • Biodiesel

  • Future Developments in the Automotive Industry

    • Flexible fuel vehicles

    • Hybrid powertrains

    • Electric vehicles

    • Self-driving cars