Surface and contact engineering

Year & Semester

1.Year - winter semester

Course Points


Contact Information

Petra Jan

Course Overview


  1. To get to know different engineering surfaces, surface processing options and their use.
  2. To get to know and understand the basic concepts of engineering surfaces and contacts.
  3. To get to know various surface coatings, their characterisation and use.
  4. To understand and know how to analyse engineering contacts based on the applications.


[1] K.L. Johnson: Contact mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 1985

[2] I. Iliuc: Tribology of thin layers, Elsevier, 1980

[3] F.W. Bach, A. Laarmann, T. Wenz: Modern Surface Technology, Wiley-vch, 2006

[4] K. Holmberg: Coatings Tribology, Elsevier, 2009

[5] C. Donnet, A. Erdemir: Tribology of diamond-like carbon films: fundamentals and applications, Springer, 2008