12th TWC International Wear Seminar on March 18th 2021

Hard rock tribology seminar logo

The seminar jointly organized by Tampere Wear Center and PerforMat network concentrates on hard rock tribology with emphasize in wear testing methods for abrasive, impact-abrasive, and erosion wear in mining and mineral handling. Moreover, the combined effects of wear and corrosion, tribocorrosion,  on various industrial cases are presented.

The seminar is free of charge and arranged on-line. The participation link will be sent before the seminar for registered participants.

Link to seminar webpage and registration


14:00 Opening of the seminar

14:05 Abrasive, impact-abrasive, and erosion wear testing in hard rock operations, Kati Valtonen, Tampere University, Tampere Wear Center

14:30 Evaluation of surface degradation under cyclic loading conditions, Giselle Ramírez, Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, Metal and Ceramic Materials Unit

14:55 Impact-abrasive testing of steels, composites, and diamond, Maksim Antonov, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

15:15 Break

15:20 Tribocorrosion in industry: experimental approaches and case examples, Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

15:45 PerforMat network, Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

16:00 Ending of the seminar