FOREWORD

We are pleased to present the Proceedings of the 8th International Scientific Conference "BALTTRIB 2015". The Conference took place in Akademija, Kaunas district, Lithuania at the Aleksandras Stulginskis University, 26-27 November 2015.

Conference web-site: http://www.balttrib.info

International conferences BALTTRIB are organised by the scientists of Institute of Power and Transport Machinery Engineering of Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) together with other tribologists of Lithuania and other Baltic region researchers.

Conferences BALTTRIB took place in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

The conferences are organised by ASU, Lithuanian Scientific Society Department „Tribologija“ and International Tribology Council. About 70-100 scientists from 15-25 countries are regularly participating at the conferences. Newest results of tribological research are discussed and presented in oral and poster presentations during the conferences. The companies are presenting their technological equipment for tribological research. The proceedings of the conferece are registered in international databases of research papers. The last conference BALTTRIB 2015 was the most effective bi-annual platform for the interdisciplinary scientific discussions and the presentations of new ideas for tribology in the context of knowledge, innovations and technological progress.
The topics of the Conference cover main fields of tribological research:
  • Friction and wear of friction pairs in agricultural, transport and industrial machinery;
  • Lubrication and lubricants;
  • Micro- and nano-scale tribology;
  • Tribochemistry;
  • Bio-tribology;
  • Environmental issues in tribology;
  • Surface science and coating engineering;
  • Tribological materials;
  • Tribology in metal processing;
  • Simulation of tribological processes;
  • Experimental methods in tribology.

The oral reports and the BALTTRIB 2015 papers were divided in 4 sections:
Lubrication and lubricants;
Surface processing and surface science;
Friction and wear in tribosystems;
Tribological materials.

The BALTTRIB 2015 proceedings include 32 peer-reviewed papers and contributions from 91 author. In total was received 50 submissions for the Conference.

 

BALTTRIB 2015 is a peer-reviewed conference proceedings book published online in Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution license CC-BY 4.0: The authors retain copyright but anyone may reuse the article and create derivatives, even for commercial purposes, with proper attribution.

 

Proceedings of the 8th International Scientific Conference "BALTTRIB 2015"

Published on-line  25 February 2016 by Aleksandras Stulginskis University.

Edited by: Juozas Padgurskas; Raimundas Rukuiža; Raimondas Kreivaitis; Vytenis Jankauskas

 

eISSN 2424-5089 / ISSN 1822-8801

eISBN 978-609-449-093-4

 

 

BALTTRIB 2007 and BALTTRIB 2009 are indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science Core Collection, Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)) and EBSCO (Academic Search Complete).