Mechanik, Fachgebiet Systemdynamik und Reibungsphysik

International Workshop: Interplay of Mechanics, Tribology and Materials Science, Samarkand, 4.-6. September 2023

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Valentin L. Popov and Prof. Khayrulla Khudoynazarov

Venue: Samarkand State University



The Workshop is devoted to interdisciplinary research of mechanical and biological systems considering the interrelation and interplay of their mechanical, tribological and material aspects. In the last years, tribology has expanded to qualitatively new fields of applications, which are at the forefront of global development trends of technology and society, in particular micro- and nanotechnology as well as biology and medicine. The main Challenge of tribology remains its interdisciplinary character which will be in focus of the present Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to review the recently established concepts, tools and research activities and to outline the most important tasks for the future.

• Contact mechanics
• Influence of dynamics on friction
• Active control of friction by vibrations and external fields
• Frictional Instabilities
• Structural mechanics and tribology
• Materials for tribological applications
• Active bio contact mechanics
• Applications of FFT-based Boundary Element Method (BEM)
• Simulation and design of materials
• Understanding of the third body
• New approaches in simulation of wear
• Recent advances in simulation and understanding of the rubber friction
• Elastohydrodynamic lubrication
• Fretting, fatigue, structural damping
• Application of tribology in process engineering
• Generalized frictional laws: Friction beyond Amonton's law, internal variables
• Historical aspects of contact mechanics and friction

Conference fee: 150,00 €

Publication: Selected papers presented at the Workshop will be published in the International Journal Facta Universitatis. Series Mechanical Engineering: (indexed in Scopus & WOS, Impact Factor 4.662, ranking 26/137 in Mechanical Engineering, Q1). Alle submitted papers undergo usual peer reviewing process. The papers will be published online first immediately after acceptance. They will be printed as a Special Issue in September 2024.

Call for papers
If you are interested in participation, please submit a registration form and an abstract in English not later than July 15, 2023 (to j.starcevic(at)






Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov
Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Mechanics, Sekr. C8-4
Str. des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Tel: +49 (30) 314 21 480
Fax.: +49 (30) 314 72 575

Dr.-Ing. Jasminka Starcevic
Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Mechanics, Sekr. C8-4
Str. des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Tel: +49 (30) 314 21 493
Fax.: +49 (30) 314 72 575

Larisa Valerievna Kryukova
Samarkand State University
University blv. 15
140104 Samarkand

Tel: +998947051450
Telegram: +998947051450