Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials

Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

31.07.2017 tribonet 311 Views
Models for the stress-activated growth of tribofilms from ZDDP were modified to include wear. TWO RECENT CUTTING EDGE ARTICLES reported on work that showed the growth rates of tribofilms from ZDDP were accelerated by contact […]
blue streak wovening
Advanced Materials

Engineering on a Blue Streak

30.07.2017 tribonet 94 Views
UD researchers pioneer greener way to create interwoven polymers with blue light. A pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably […]
General Topics

Nanotechnology Flight Test

29.07.2017 tribonet 853 Views
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. […]
Älvsbackabron, timber, bridge
Advanced Materials

Timber bridges are back

28.07.2017 tribonet 160 Views
Timber bridges can in the future begin to be built on a larger scale in Germany. That was one of the news from the international conference on timber bridges, held last week in Skellefteå. Skellefteå […]
weavening machine
General Topics

Ancient Art of Weaving on Mars

27.07.2017 tribonet 411 Views
Weaving processes created millennia ago are part of the most cutting-edge technology on NASA’s Orion spaceship that may one day shield humans from heat as they ride all the way to Mars and back. That […]
Off-Highway Vehicles
General Topics

Oiling the Wheels in Off-Highway Vehicles

26.07.2017 tribonet 114 Views
A major concern for many maintenance engineers is off-highway equipment running low on lubricant. However, they often make a critical error when trying to solve the problem: they over-lubricate. This can be just as damaging […]
friction running blisters shoes
General Topics

Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 559 Views
What is friction? There is more than one definition of friction. And this has confused our understanding of how it is involved in friction blister formation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has two definitions of friction: the act of […]
modeling simulation front FEM
Computational Tribology

Say “modeling” not “simulation”

24.07.2017 tribonet 1,034 Views
Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation and founding father of the GNU Project, has a long been repeating “say GNU, not Linux” although he has not had much success. In the same sense, from this corner […]
wear particle
Computational Tribology

Adhesive wear model: particle by particle

23.07.2017 tribonet 1,281 Views
10.07.17 – An EPFL study has deepened our understanding of the fine particles produced by adhesive wear. This breakthrough could lead to cost savings and environmental benefits. Adhesive wear occurs when two surfaces – such […]
Advanced Materials

Alloy Strength is Improved by Tiny Additions

22.07.2017 tribonet 114 Views
Nanoparticles improve the strength of metallic alloys. Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes. A*STAR researchers have […]