Symposium VIII-E:

Contact, Friction, and Adhesion of Rough Surfaces

Symposium Organizers:

G. Adams, Northeastern University
D. Nelias, INSA de Lyon

Symposium Description:

Contact, friction and adhesion of rough surfaces is important in MEMS and in nanoscale applications, as well as in macroscale devices. In these areas failure often occurs by “stiction” which has been defined either as the failure of surfaces to separate due to large adhesion or to the failure of surfaces to slide due to excessive friction. The aim of this symposium is to bring researchers together to present recent advances in theories and in different application areas and at different scales, and to anticipate future needs.