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Explore the latest innovations in the study of friction, wear, and lubrication, while acquiring the frameworks you need to solve practical manufacturing challenges. During this five-day course, you’ll take a deep dive into tribology trends and strategies, including those related to surface energy, elastic and elastoplastic deformation, and delamination at the microscale level. You’ll also learn to troubleshoot tribology problems and control friction and wear behavior.
This course may be taken individually or as part of the Professional Certificate Program in Design & Manufacturing.
The type of content you will learn in this course, whether it's a foundational understanding of the subject, the hottest trends and developments in the field, or suggested practical applications for industry.
How the course is taught, from traditional classroom lectures and riveting discussions to group projects to engaging and interactive simulations and exercises with your peers.
What level of expertise and familiarity the material in this course assumes you have. The greater the amount of introductory material taught in the course, the less you will need to be familiar with when you attend.