The research & damage analysis area focuses on issues like friction, wear and lubrication (tribology). The goal is to gain new knowledge on tribological systems which will be important to future development, understanding their mechanisms. We create models to predict their behaviour, using these to identify improvements for products and processes.
Operating materials such as hydrogen, or even renewable raw materials play an ever-growing role in tribological systems. In some cases, combustion engines can react with high sensitivity if these enter motor oil, depending on driving profiles.
When analysing tribological systems, analysing new parts and run-in components is becoming more and more important – whether from engine testing or on the component or model test bench. We supplement this testing with separate component and damage analysis based directly on production parts or on failed or sensitive components.