Tribology (surfaces and lubricants)

Year & Semester

3.Year - winter semester

Course Points


Contact Information

prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin

Course Overview


  1. To get to know and understand the impact of tribology.
  2. To get to know and understand the properties of surfaces, lubricants and their interactions.
  3. To understand the mechanisms of lubrication and their applications.
  4. To know how to measure, analyse and evaluate friction and wear conditions in different applications

The course will start with 2023, as it is currently still held according to the old study programme.


[1] Gwidon W. Stachowiak, Andrew W. Batchelor, Engineering tribology, Elsevier, 4th edition, 2014, ISBN 978-0-12-397047-3.

[2] B. Bhushan, Introduction to Tribology, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-119-94453-9.

[3] B. Basu, M. Kalin, Tribology of Ceramics and Composites: A Materials Science Perspective, Wiley, 2011, ISBN:9780470522639.