Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts
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Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts

May 25-27, 2021 |  Daley College  |  REGISTER

$1,500 ABMA Members

$1,800 Non-members


The course is taught at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL. A shuttle bus is available each day to transport students from the Hilton Oak Lawn.

Daley College

7500 S. Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60652


Hotel Information

Hilton Oak Lawn

9333 S. Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Hotel reservation link will be posted soon.

Course Outline


Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts - Designed for engineers and scientists in the rolling element bearing, gear, and power transmission industries who desire a more fundamental knowledge of component-relevant topics in the field of tribology. The science behind lubrication and wear continues to evolve. This course introduces attendees to important terminology; surface topography measurement, characterization, and application; the mechanics of surfaces in contact; the development of lubricant films; grease lubrication; and failure of rolling element bearings and mechanical components in motion. The purpose of this course is to bridge the gap between component design and component failure, as a result of relative motion between surfaces in contact.

Advanced Concepts in Lubrication and Wear will cover the following topics:

  1. Basic terminology and introduction to tribology
  2. Regimes of lubrication
  3. 2-D and 3-D surface roughness and topographical characterization
  4. 2-D and 3-D contact mechanics
  5. Asperity contact models
  6. 2-D and 3-D elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)
  7. Transient and micro-EHL
  8. Mixed lubrication
  9. Grease composition, formulation, and research
  10. Wear in EHL and mixed lubrication
  11. Bearing life and performance applications


Registration Information


$1,500 ABMA Members

$1,800 Non-members


  • Breakfast vouchers for the Hilton Oak Lawn and lunch
  • Networking reception
  • Shuttle service from hotel to Daley College (course location)
  • Coffee, tea, water, and other beverages during class
  • Course binder




Complete instructor bios can be found here.



Dr. Tim Ovaert
Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame






Chuck Coe

Grease Technology Solutions, LLC






Lavern (Vern) D. Wedeven

Wedeven Associates, Inc.





Cancellation Policy

Substitutions for registrants unable to attend will be accepted any time prior to the beginning of the course. We do ask however, that any course-related materials already received by the registrant be forwarded to the substitute attendee. Substitutions must be submitted in writing to ABMA. Cancellations received 60 days prior to course start date will incur a 25% processing fee. Cancellations received between 30 days and 59 days from the start of the course will incur a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date.