Research Area 2 - Wear Reduction Strategies for Industry

Wear Reduction Strategies

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.

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Dr. Manel Rodriguez Ripoll, MSc

Organisation: AC2T research GmbH