Future bet

 Project full name: Formulating an Understanding of Tribocorrosion in ArdUous Real Environments – Bearing Emerging Technologies

Project description

FUTURE-BET addresses tribocorrosion of bearing systems. BET will address bearing design and performance to alleviate the effects of tribocorrosion in industrial sectors which have a great impact on the EU economy; namely

  • offshore wind power,
  • automotive,
  • offshore oil and gas,
  • new renewable energy technologies,
  • paper manufacturing and
  • hydropower.

Each of the aforementioned application areas have different stringent and challenging performance criteria which continually pushes bearing technology to the limit.
The impact of the Network will extend beyond these major sectors and develop a broad base of fundamental knowledge with even wider applicability to European Industry. The main aim of FUTURE-BET is to provide professional development in the multidisciplinary field of tribocorrosion relevant to the successful operation of bearing technologies across a wide range of industrial sectors. Tribocorrosion bridges the tribology and corrosion disciplines and describes the diverse range of surface/surface, surface/environment, surface/lubricant interactions and processes that can affect the integrity of the engineering system or affect the efficiency of that system in operation.

A-NevilleProfessor Anne Neville, FREng, FRSERAEng
Chair in Emerging Technologies and Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering,
School of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Leeds,Leeds,LS2 9JT
Tel (+44)0113 343 6812
e-mail: a.neville@leeds.ac.uk



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