The aim of SFB 483 "High performance sliding and friction systems based on advanced ceramics" is the development of the tools necessary for the successful application of engineering ceramics under high tribological (friction and wear) and mechanical loads using a scientific approach. To prove the applicability of the developed solutions the following exemplary technical components and systems were chosen:
- continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- high performance dry and wet clutches
- high pressure fuel injection pumps
- metal working tools: ceramic rolls for wires
An intensive cooperation and the best possible exchange of information is ensured by 5 interdisciplinary teams working on the topics "friction systems", " media lubricated sliding systems", "modelling" , "joining techniques" and "quality assurance".