Tampere Wear Center

Kati Valtonen
Project Manager
Tampere University of
Technology (TUT)
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Established in 1965
Started operating in the form of...
Department of Materials Science
Internationally high-level know-how on all materials based on
strong interdisciplinary bas...
Department of Materials Science
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The only higher education unit in Finland covering all material
groups
– Personnel abou...
Tampere Wear Center - TWC
Tampere Wear Center - TWC
• Concentrates on both scientific and practical
aspects of wear and tribology
• Strengthens rese...
TWC – Wear Research
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TWC has excellent infrastructure for wear research, as well as highly
qualified scientists an...
Wear Forum
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connects material specialists with wear experts
offers both national and international colla...
Wear Forum Member
Companies
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Alfamat Oy
Atlas Copco Rotex Oy
Dalian Nurmi Hydraulics Co Ltd
Hilamet Oy
Kuu...
Research equipment
• Wear equipment: Pin-on-disk/Ball-on-disk,
Crushing pin-on-disk, Uniaxial crusher, Dual
pivoted jaw cr...
TWC projects 1/2
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FIMECC BSA: Design beyond present codes
– Optimization, prediction and design guidelines for improved ...
TWC projects 2/2
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FIMECC DEMAPP: Wear resistant materials and solutions
– Characterization and development of the micros...
28th International Conference on
Surface Modification Technologies
16.-18.6.2014 Tampere
SETEC 14
SAMPE Europe Technical
C...
TAMPERE WEAR CENTER
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Tampere Wear Center (TWC) concentrates on both scientific and practical aspects of wear, trying to bridge the gap between scientific basic research and applied industrial research and development. The aim of TWC is to provide new insight to the mechanisms of wear and thereby facilitate the development of new wear resistant materials and solve the practical wear problems that the industry constantly faces.

TWC is a part of the Department of Materials Science of Tampere University of Technology. TWC utilizes the versatile and up-to-date research and testing equipment of DMS as well as exploits the knowledge and expertise of its reseach in all groups of materials. TWC is rapidly developing into an internationally recognized concentration of advanced wear test facilities and expertise.

Wear Forum is a collaboration network between TWC, research institutes, and companies. Wear forum connects the material specialists with wear experts. Forum offers both a national and an international collaboration network.

http://www.tut.fi/twc/en

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Tampere Wear Center and Wear Forum

  1. 1. Tampere Wear Center Kati Valtonen Project Manager
  2. 2. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) – At the Leading Edge • • • • Established in 1965 Started operating in the form of a foundation in 2010 10,400 students (2012) Collaborates with 200 universities around the world 2
  3. 3. Department of Materials Science Internationally high-level know-how on all materials based on strong interdisciplinary basic research
  4. 4. Department of Materials Science • The only higher education unit in Finland covering all material groups – Personnel about 160, 11 professors, Head of the Department Prof. Erkki Levänen – Over 900 M.Sc. (Eng.), 80 Lic.Tech., and 60 Ph.D. thesis and more than 6000 publications since 1969 – International Degree Programme in Materials Science • High-level basic research of the structure, properties, processing, and use of materials – Researcher with knowledge of and expertise in all groups of materials – Versatile and up-to-date research and testing equipment • Strong collaboration with industry and academic units – Research funding comes mainly from industry, SHOKs, Tekes, Academy of Finland, and the EU • Networks internationally and participates in international research projects – Scientific collaboration and research exchange
  5. 5. Tampere Wear Center - TWC
  6. 6. Tampere Wear Center - TWC • Concentrates on both scientific and practical aspects of wear and tribology • Strengthens research in the field of wear and tribology of materials • Networks internationally • Develops wear-related problem-solving services for industry • Versatile and up-to-date research and testing equipment • Researchers with knowledge and expertise on all groups of materials • Numerical contact modeling and experimental verification of the models • Special expertise areas heavy abrasion, impact wear, fretting and tribology of machine elements, such as gears, bearings, brakes, seals, and frictional joints
  7. 7. TWC – Wear Research • • • TWC has excellent infrastructure for wear research, as well as highly qualified scientists and research engineers for the needs of both longterm scientific research and product development for the industry Wear research is conducted in close collaboration with several internationally recognized partners, such as the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Austrian Excellence Center for Tribology (AC2T), VITO, TEKNIKER, the University of Sheffield, the University of Southampton, the University of Manchester, Luleå University of Technology, and Tallinn University of Technology. Of these, NRC, AC2T and the University of Southampton have also been recently targets of research exchange. One example of TWC’s international activities is the recently founded Nordic Hard Rock Tribology Network, RockTrib, embracing several key research institutes in the field of hard rock tribology in Nordic countries, including Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF, Luleå University of Technology, Uppsala University, Dalarna University, and VTT.
  8. 8. Wear Forum • • • • • • • • • connects material specialists with wear experts offers both national and international collaboration networks co-operation link between companies and TWC annual International Wear Seminar general assembly at least twice a year thematic meetings and training for the member companies coordinator works as a liaison with the companies easy way to offer preliminary or R&D studies for thesis works Wear Forum internet database
  9. 9. Wear Forum Member Companies • • • • • • • • Alfamat Oy Atlas Copco Rotex Oy Dalian Nurmi Hydraulics Co Ltd Hilamet Oy Kuusakoski Oy KWH Mirka Oy Megatrex Oy Metso Minerals Oy • • • • • • Miilux Oy Outotec (Finland) Oy Rautaruukki Oyj Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy Uddeholm Oy Wärtsilä Finland Oy
  10. 10. Research equipment • Wear equipment: Pin-on-disk/Ball-on-disk, Crushing pin-on-disk, Uniaxial crusher, Dual pivoted jaw crusher, Impeller-tumbler, Erosion tester, High-speed slurry-pot type erosion tester, Cavitation erosion tester, High velocity particle impactor, Ball-on-block, Hammer mill, High-speed sliding test rig, Single disc refiner, Pin-on-plate, Biomaterial crusher, Block-onring, Rubber wheel abrasion testers, etc. • Tribology and testing of machine elements • Electron microscopes (UHR FEG-SEM, TEM) • Hopkinson Split Bar • Digital image correlation system • Mechanical testing • Hardness testing • Thermal spraying • Other equipment
  11. 11. TWC projects 1/2 • FIMECC BSA: Design beyond present codes – Optimization, prediction and design guidelines for improved wear life of novel steels and metallic multimaterials – Surface fatigue and extreme load carrying capacity of gears • FIMECC HYBRIDS: Multifunctional thick coatings and composites – Thermal spray coatings by high kinetic process – Environmental barrier coatings for high temperature corrosion and wear in power generation • FIMECC HYBRIDS: Polymer multifunctional sliding materials – Dynamic loaded polymer-metal hybrid structures for wear resistant applications – Sliding bearing performance in full and mixed lubrication conditions • FIMECC BSA & HYBRIDS: Fundamentals and modelling
  12. 12. TWC projects 2/2 • FIMECC DEMAPP: Wear resistant materials and solutions – Characterization and development of the microstructure, properties and performance of wear resistant materials for selected environments – Modeling and simulation of wear processes – Novel coating processes for wear protection – Friction and wear of polymers • FIMECC DEMAPP: Friction and energy – High friction low wear contacts – Low friction in process environment • FIMECC LIGHT: Low density materials – Slurry-erosion testing of GFRP laminates – Dynamically loaded wear resistant steelpolymer hybrids • Research services for industry and other units
  13. 13. 28th International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies 16.-18.6.2014 Tampere SETEC 14 SAMPE Europe Technical Conference & Table Top Exhibition 10.-11.9.2014 Tampere Hall, Tampere Scientific conference for Smart and functional textiles, Well-Being, Thermal comfort in clothing, Design, Thermal Manikins and Modelling 7.-9.9.2014 Tampere Hall, Tampere Koneenrakennus ja lujat teräkset ASM Finland ry:n kevätseminaari 2.4.2014 Taitotalo, Helsinki www.tut.fi/mol
  14. 14. TAMPERE WEAR CENTER

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