2016 Advanced Tribosystem

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Graduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Kyogoku Keiji  Hirata Atsushi  Shinshi Tadahiko 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on tribosystem and covers the fundamental of fluid lubrication, solid lubrication, thin film tribology, micro tribology and magnetic bearing. Furthermore, the advanced researches and practical applications of tribosystems are also lectured.

Student learning outcomes

1) Have an understanding of fundamental of tribolgy which is related to friction and wear in mechanical systems
2) Have an understanding of advanced technologies of fluid lubrication and solid lubrication
3) Have an understanding of non-contact guideways and bearings using magnetic force
4) Have an understanding of hybrid bearings


tribosystem, fluid lubrication, solid lubrication, magnetic levitation, hybrid bearing

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of Advanced Tribosystem Understand the objectives of this course.
Class 2 Fundamentals of Tribosystem Necessity, History et al. Understand the fundamental of tribosystem such as necessity, history, technical words et al.
Class 3 Fundamental and Application of Fluid Lubrication System Understand the fundamental and application of fluid lubrication system.
Class 4 Theory and Application of Solid Lubrication System Understand the fundamental and application of solid lubrication system.
Class 5 Thin Film Tribology and Micro Tribology Understand the fundamental of thin film tribology and micro tribology.
Class 6 Fudamental and Application of Magnetic Levitaion and Magnetic Bearing Understand the fudamental and application of magnetic levitaion and magnetic bearing.
Class 7 Active Bearings (Hybrid Bearings) Understand the fundamental of active bearings.
Class 8 Sumamry of this course Review the lectures.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1) Hydrodynamic lubrication, Y. Hori, Springer
2) Magnetic BearingsTheory, Design, and Application to Rotating Machinery, Schweitzer, Gerhard, Maslen, Eric H., Springer

Assessment criteria and methods

Short test in each lecture and final report

Related courses

  • MEC.J333 : Fundamentals of Tribology
  • MEC.J311 : Fundamentals of Precision Machinery
  • MEC.J432 : Mechanism and Control for Ultra-precision Motion
  • MEC.J331 : Fundamentals of Micro and Nano Machining
  • MEC.J531 : Micro and Nano Systems

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites

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