We can detect, characterise and analyse wear patterns on metal surfaces to assess the remaining lifetime of crucial machine components and reduce maintenance.

Flanders Make - Monitoring and characterisation of wear-induced material degradation

What do we offer?

Tribological phenomena (friction, lubrication and wear) have an important impact on the remaining useful lifetime (RUL) of crucial machine components like bearings, cam rollers or gears. By combining our state-of-the-art test infrastructure with computational tools as well as our expertise, we provide both experimental and computational support extending your maintenance intervals  and reducing the corresponding costs.

  • Experimental support: We test the tribological response of materials (friction, friction stability and wear) in dry or marginally lubricated conditions.
  • Computational support: Via multi-scale and multi-physics models we perform a numerical analysis, including simulation of fluid- and particle-related tribological issues. Both lubrication modelling (elastic-hydrodynamic lubrication, smart fluids) and erosion/abrasion modelling (cavitation, droplet and solid-particle erosion) are performed, supported by multiple simulation techniques, particle-based methods and numerical optimisation tools.

Our unique software & hardware

  • openFOAM
  • Various tools for lubrication and erosion/abrasion modelling, data analysis and interpretation that have been developed in-house


Overview - Monitoring and characterisation of wear-induced material degradation

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Are you looking for a supplier or a partner to monitor or characterise wear-induced material degradation? Please, get in touch. We are happy to help you.