3rd International FVA-Conference

The Expert Forum for Bearings –
Rolling and Plain Bearings!

31 March – 1 April, 2020 in Hannover, Germany

BEARING WORLD by FVA – The Third expert forum “Industrial Research and Science in Dialogue with Practical Application”, focusing on the topic of bearings in  theory and application.

Primary Topics

BEARING WORLD focuses on all facets of bearings and all involved components, with special emphasis on rolling bearings – in combination with or comparison to plain or magnetic bearings.

» Drive technology applications and challenges to bearings
» Calculation and bearing dimensioning
» Life and durability
» Energy efficiency
» Rolling bearing dynamics
» NVH (noise, vibration, harshness)
» Bearing damage
» Protective seals for rolling bearings
» Manufacturing aspects, tolerances
» Validation
» Lubrication
» Lab testing vs. field performance
» Smart bearings
» Model-based systems engineering



Participants from industry and research, from the countries:
Austria; China; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; The Netherlands; Sweden; USA

Carl Bechem; Costenoble: Elgeti, Fives Landis Corp.; Flender; FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE; FVA GmbH; Georg Martin; GMH Prüftechnik, NTN-SNR Roulements France; NTN Wälzlager (Europa); RENK; Robert Bosch; Schaeffler AG; Schaeffler Techonologie; SEW-Eurodrive; SKF Industrie; SKF Group; SKF Netherlands; thyssenkrupp rothe erde; TSUBAKI NAKASHIMA; Vestas Nacelles Deutschland; ZF Wind Power Antwerpen NV

Chemnitz University of Technology: Institute of Design Engineering and Drive Technology (IKAT); Clausthal University of Technology: Institute of Tribology and Energy Conversion Machinery; Fraunhofer Institute: for Mechanics of Materials (IWM); for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU); Friedrich-Alexander- University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design (FAU); Leibniz-Institut IWT Bremen; Leibniz University Hannover: Institute of Machine Design and Tribology (IMKT); RWTH Aachen University: Center for Wind Power Drives; Surface Engineering Institute (IOT),Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE); Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL); Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg: Chair of Machine Elements and Tribology; Technical University Darmstadt: Institute for product development and machine elements (PMD); Technical University Dresden: Institute of Machine Elements and Machine (IMM); Technical University Dortmund: Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT); The University of Sheffield The Leonardo Centre for Tribology, Department of Mechanical Engineering; University of Kaiserslautern Institute of Machine Elements; Gears and Transmissions (MEGT); University of Twente: Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Xi'an Jiaotong University

Associations, organizations
Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. (GfT); Research Association Drive Technology e.V. (FVA)


Carl Bechem; Costenoble; Elgeti, Fives Landis Corp.; FVA GmbH; Georg Martin; GMH Prüftechnik; Schaeffler; SKF; TSUBAKI NAKASHIMA

Associations, organizations
Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. (GfT); Research Association Drive Technology e.V. (FVA)

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Event Location

Designhotel + CongressCentrum Wienecke XI.
Hildesheimer Strasse 380
D-30519 Hannover

Evening Event

XII Apostel
Pelikanplatz 2/4
30177 Hannover

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March 31st - April 1st, 2020 in Hanover

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