M12 Tribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Mechanical Parts

Master the concepts of tribology to optimize the design and maintenance of your mechanical parts that are subjected to friction and wear.


Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:
• Explain the basic concepts of tribology (tribological system, friction coefficient, lubrication, wear, 3rd body, etc.)
• Identify the different modes of damage by wear
• Identify the influencing factors of a tribological system
• Select materials, treatments and/or coatings relevant to address friction or wear issues


Acquired knowledge in mechanics and notions in metallurgy.


Methodology alternating theory and practice through case studies.


Engineers and technicians of design offices or maintenance services


  • Fundamentals of tribology
    • History and basic knowledge.
    • Mechanics of contact.
    • Notions of 3rd body
  • Wear failure analysis
    • Economic aspects.
    • Different wear mechanisms (adhesion, abrasion, erosion, cavitation, fretting, contact fatigue, by electric arc, assisted by corrosion).
    • Practical studies on concrete cases.
    • Tribological simulation tests to characterize the tribological behavior of a material


  • Lubrication
    • The different lubrication regimes (hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic).
    • Lubricants (oils, greases).
  • Methods and criteria for choosing materials in tribology
    • Metals.
    • Polymers.
    • Ceramics.
    • Composites.
    • Coatings and surface treatments.


This course will be conducted Ms. Céline TREVISIOL, a technical expert trainer in the field of tribology, involved in consulting missions, expertise and technical assistance in company.

In our environment, there are many applications involving tribology which is the processes of friction and wear between two materials. Nevertheless, a considerable amount of energy is consumed to
overcome friction (in transport, industry and
power generation sectors). In addition, friction is likely to generate severe wear of components and significant economic losses. Based on this context,
efforts are devoted to introducing better tribological practices that require a better understanding of the different processes involved in friction situations. To progress in the mechanical engineering
industry, the tribological laboratory of CETIM is strongly involved in this topic



  • Skills in tribology and metallurgy,
  • Failure analysis and wear expertise for various tribological applications,
  • Wear and friction testing,
  • Choice of material solutions for tribological applications
  • Trainer in tribology for operators, technicians and engineers in design office, maintenance or quality


    Fields: Failure Analysis & Wear Testing & Choice of Materials
    Project 1: Wear mechanisms analysis of steels, plastics and elastomers under different abrasion conditions for pipe components

    Project 2: Development of a friction test to reproduce the contact between metallic materials and fibers for textile applications.

    Project 3: Comparison of the tribological behavior of various surface treatments under various wear conditions (abrasion, fretting..) to increase the lifetime of mechanical components by reducing friction and wear.


Position:Tribological engineer at the laboratory of friction, wear and lubrification at the department of metallic materials and surfaces at CETIM.


  • PhD in advanced mechanical engineering specialized in tribology and metallurgy,
  • Mechanical master degree specialized in material science and technological innovation.

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form and email to

Course Name: M12 Tribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Mechanical Parts

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Venue: 3 Seletar Aerospace Link, Singapore 797550

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Overseas participants are to pay in Singapore Dollar bank draft ONLY. If payment is by TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER, please add S$70.00 for administrative and bank charges

For further information, please contact Ms. Irene Lim or Ms. Lynn Tan at +6567788285 or email us at

Cancellation & Refund:

• Any cancellation made after closing date –no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.

• Any cancellation made before closing date –full refund.

• MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary.