Tribology Laboratory

Department Lab

Laboratory Incharge:
Prasenjit Khanikar

Scientific Officer:
Pranjol Paul

Technical Staff:

Contact Number:
+91 361 2582684

About Lab

Provides facilities for carrying out wear test of specimens of different materials under the condition of with lubrication/without lubrication.

Lab Equipments

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Bearing Friction Apparatus
Bearing Friction Apparatus

Scratch Tester
Scratch Tester

Air Bearing Rig
Air Bearing Rig

Friction and Wear Performance Tester
Friction and Wear Performance Tester

Friction and Wear Tester
Friction and Wear Tester

Force Tester
Force Tester

Wear Tester
Wear Tester



The subject tribology deals with the technology of lubrication, friction control, and wear prevention of surfaces having relative motion under load. The laboratory facilitates study on wear of materials and performance of lubricants under Various Test Conditions.

Experiments performed on various industrial materials in dry or lubricating conditions with the increase of lubricating oil temperature for measuring frictional wear, coefficient of friction, etc. under various load conditions. Subsequently, data are transferred through a data acquisition System sensed by inbuilt sensors

Following are the machines/equipment in this Laboratory:

  1. Friction and wear performance tester (TR-201, Ducom)
  2. Bearing friction measurement apparatus (TM-232)
  3. Scratch tester (TR-101, Ducom)
  4. Air bearing rig (TR-65)
  5. Friction tester (ForceBoard)
  6. Friction and wear tester (TR- 20LE, Ducom)
  7. Force tester (ForceBoard)