Better Performance by Polymers Seminar

Better Performance by Polymers

The Finnish Society for Tribology welcomes you to the seminar "Better Performance by Polymers”

In the seminar you will hear, how essential elastomers are for sustainable bearing solutions in hydropower stations and for different consumer products and how they can be used for facade constructions. Also, the wind turbine blade failure case with on-site prepares and the used on thermally sprayed polymers to provide slippery ice phobic surfaces on the blades will be presented. The program also covers the performance of newly developed polymers, and the simulation of aging behaviour of the composite materials. 

Please register at latest on 23rd January 2023 (extended deadline).

The members of the Finnish Society Tribology may participate the seminar with reduced price 200,00 € (VAT 0%).

Program: Better Performance by Polymers

Date: Thursday 26.1.2023

Place: Seminar room Einstein, VTT, Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo

09.00-09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30-09.40   Welcome, Helena Ronkainen, Finnish Society for Tribology
09.40-10.40      Polymers bearings in hydropower plant, Professor Nazanin Emani, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Development of abrasive wear resistant polymers and scratch resistant elastomers, Jani Pelto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
11.30-12.00 Development of HDPE and PA nanocomposites for sliding wear applications, Helena Ronkainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
12.00-13.00   Lunch
13.00-13.30 Polymers in consumer products, Erik Lindman, Suunto
13.30-14.00   Examples of tribology in building and construction, Mika Meller, SolarWind Oy
14.00-14.30 Slippery and icephobic thermally sprayed polymer coatings, Heli Koivuluoto, Tampere University
14.30-15.00  Coffee break
15.00-15.30 Multi-scale modelling on experimental and virtual ageing for filament-wound GFRP structures, Oscar Rodera Garcia, Tampere University
15.30-15.40 Closure, Helena Ronkainen, Finnish Society for Tribology
15:40-16:30  Visit in VTT Material and Tribology research facilities in Kemistintie 3

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