The goal of this project is to illustrate some of the concepts covered in this course and present them to a general audience. The field of Tribology is not well understood, nor is it even a recognizable scientific field to the general public.
This project is designed to familiarize upper high-school and college students with the field of Tribology. This includes the general aspects of tribological study and the instruments and techniques used. By being able to better recognize an application of tribological research, the future of the field and study (of which there is great importance, to be shown in examples later) will be better ensured.
In addition to informing students about the field of Tribology, this project will, by extension, introduce students to Engineering and some of its facets. As the number of graduating and practicing engineers in the US continues to decrease, this aspect of the project is very important.