Research Area 2 - Wear Reduction Strategies for Industry
Our major research focus is to develop fundamental knowledge on material degradation processes.
Investigations are performed on a wide range of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers and hard coatings using model and close-to-reality component tests. Near-surface damage is investigated using advanced analytical tools.
A major research goal is the development of robust multi-functional laser claddings and thin films based on first principles design applying ab-initio and molecular dynamics.
Based on (online) wear monitoring, lifetime prediction models are elaborated for smart maintenance concepts in factory as steel industry.
- Development of robust multi-functional laser claddings and thin films
- Wear protection and monitoring in factory maintenance
- Wear and corrosion in oilfield applications
- Rail/wheel tribology
- Additive manufacturing for wear protection
Dr. Manel Rodriguez Ripoll, MSc
Organisation: AC2T research GmbH