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; Belgium; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Iran; Japan; Russia; Netherlands; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; USA

AICHELIN; Anglo-Euro Scientific; Carl Bechem; Christoph Aßmann Ingenieurdienste; Costenoble; DNV GL; Electric Khodro Shargh; Elgeti; EOLOTEC GmbH; Fersa Bearings S.A.; Fives Landis; Flender; FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE; FVA GmbH; Georg Martin; GMH Prüftechnik; IK4 TEKNIKER:Resarch Alliance; Jame Jam; J.M. Voith; Klingelnberg; Kugel- und Rollenlagerwerk LEIPZIG; LUBRICANT CONSULT GmbH; MESYS; NTN-SNR Roulements France; NTN Wälzlager (Europa); REINTJES; RENK; Robert Bosch; R. Wölfel Analysentechnik; SAF-HOLLAND; Schaeffler Aerospace; Schaeffler AG; Schaeffler Techonologie; SEW-Eurodrive; Siemens; SKF Industrie; SKF Group; SKF Netherlands; SLF Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik; thyssenkrupp rothe erde; TSUBAKI NAKASHIMA; Vestas Nacelles Deutschland; Volkswagen; WILO; ZF Wind Power Antwerpen

Chemnitz University of Technology:
Institute of Design Engineering and Drive Technology (IKAT); Clausthal University of Technology: Institute of Tribology and Energy Conversion Machinery (ITR); FAU Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik (KTmfk); 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); Ghent University; IK4 TEKNIKER: Resarch Alliance; INSA Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon; Leibniz-Institute IWT Bremen; Leibniz University Hannover: Institute of Machine Design and Tribology (IMKT); Nagaoka University of Technology; Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg: Chair of Machine Elements and Tribology, Institute for Machine Design (IMK); Politecnico di Torino; Purdue University;Russian Academy of Sciences, Tribology Department, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics; RWTH Aachen University: Center for Wind Power Drives; Surface Engineering Institute (IOT),Molecular Science and Engineering (iMSE); Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL); Technical University Darmstadt: Institute for product development and machine elements (PMD); Institute for Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW); 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); Université de Poitiers CNRS-ENSMA: Pprime Institute, GMSC Department - Tribology-Lubrication;University of Twente: Engineering Fluid Dynamics; University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt; Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster: Department of Physics; Xi'an Jiaotong University

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

Media partners and press participants
antriebstechnik, Bearing News, expert Verlag, Lubricants


AICHELIN; Carl Bechem; Costenoble; Elgeti; Fives Landis Corp.; FVA GmbH; FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE; Georg Martin; GMH Prüftechnik; Klingelnberg; MESYS; R. Wölfel Analysentechnik; Schaeffler; SKF; TSUBAKI NAKASHIMA

Chemnitz University of Technology: Institute of Design Engineering and Drive Technology (IKAT); IK4 TEKNIKER: Resarch Alliance; Leibniz University Hannover (IMKT); RWTH Aachen University: Surface Engineering Institute (IOT); The University of Sheffield: The Leonardo Centre for Tribology; University of Kaiserslautern (MEGT); Université de Poitiers CNRS-ENSMA: Pprime Institute, GMSC Department - Tribology-Lubrication

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

Media partners:
Bearing News, Lubricants

Program (PDF)

Event Location

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

Evening Event

XII Apostel
Pelikanplatz 2/4
30177 Hannover

Gold Sponsors

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31 March – 1 April 2020 in Hannover

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