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JIFT 2010
22nd International French-speaking Tribology Conference
Thema : Contact and Wear modelling

The 22nd International French-speaking Tribology Conference will be held in Albi (France), at the Ecole des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux, on May 27th and 28th, 2010. This Conference is dedicated to academic and industrial organizations in relation with contact and wear problems.
In mechanical structures and systems, as well as in living bodies, all areas with relative-motion contacts are subjected to friction problems. This is specially true in materials forming, in machining, in micro-mechanics, in electronic systems, in human joints: friction and wear play a major role in the functionalities of mating parts and therefore of the whole mechanism.
Tribological problems are quite complex because they implement chemico-physical, thermal and mechanical solicitations. The reasons for such complexity often lie in the surface interactions (lubrication, debris circulation, etc.) between the antagonists; it is also due to the synergies between the materials distortion and the individual behaviour of surfaces and interfaces. In this context, modelling is more and more important in order to understand and to quantify tribology mechanisms.

Albi is the National candidate now under consideration for the UNESCO World Heritage. This attractive city, with extensive historical background, is located on the Tarn River, one-hour drive east of Toulouse.