at the Institution Headquarters on the 13th and 14th of May 1975. The Automobile Division and the Combustion Engine Group of the Institution together with the Diesel Engineer and Users Association are co-sponsoring the conference. The purpose of the conference is to present an attempt to identify the underlying causes of ring scuffing, particularly in relation to the mechanics of the piston, ring and liner, together with the lubrication of the interface and the associated metallurgy; also to formulate improved design criteria. The program subject to revision comprises 15 papers. Further information and registration forms may be obtained from: Mr T. J. Keeper, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers; 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SWlH 9JJ, Great Britain.
‘I’ribology “76 Papers are invited for presentation at a 3 day convention to be held by the Tribology Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, at Durham University, from March 30th to April lst, 1976. The 1976 convention comes ten years after the publication of the Jost Report on Lubrication (Education and Research). It is hoped to reflect the advances made in the application of research and the development of design techniques. Papers should emphasize their contribution to Tribology in practice. It is expected that authors will be primarily concerned with machine elements such as bearings, gears and seals and with associated problems including finish, surface coatings, maintenance, reliability and cost. In the first instance synopses of about 200 words should be sent for consideration to Mr T. J. Keeper, Tribology Group Secretary, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SWlH 9JJ by 1st March, 1975. (The Conference language will be English.)
Third Paisley International
The Third Paisley International Tribology Conference “Tribology for the 80’s” will be held at the Paisley College of Technology on September 22 - 25, 1975. The theme of the conference will be future developments linked to present day knowledge of tribology. There will be seven technical sessions and each group of papers will be introduced by a review. The main themes of the papers will be: (a) Assessment and development of testing method (b) Lubricant composition; solids, greases, mineral oils, additives and synthetics. (c) Conservation and lubricant recovery. (d) Materials and components.