A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE INSTITUTE
The Institute, founded in 1982, is composed of five
research groups including Lubricant and Tribochemistry, Self-lubrication
Materials, Plastic Working Tribology, Experimental Equipment and Testing
Method and Measuring Technique for Tribo-meters, Surface Treatment. In
addition, it owns a technological reference room and a subsidiary factory.
It is engaged in the study of friction, wear,
lubrication mechanism and tribology design of machine parts in common use,
plastic working tribology, experimental equipment and measuring technique
and testing method of friction and wear, special oils and additives.
Over the past years, the institute has undertaken
50 research items entrusted by the state, province or the university
research foundation, or obtained through contract with units,
organizations or corporations. Over thirty of these have formally
undergone examination and appraisal, more than ten of them were awarded
science advancement prizes by the Ministry. Over 150 papers were published
at home or abroad. Three patents were issued.
Research results that can be offered as technical information or products
are as follows: dynamic measuring instrument of friction, tester of
rolling bearing grease service life, techniques of the mechanism of
friction and wear of piston ring-cylinder, dies with a layer of composite
of steel bonded carbide by plasma welding, deep-drawing oils, high
water-based cutting fluids, tribology of polymers, nano-MoS2, tribology of
nanocomposites, tribology in environmental design, effects of ZDDP
impurity, preparation of MC nylon pipe with large dimensions, design of
extrusion die for plastic profiles, and so on.