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General Topics

Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 127 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 […]
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Computational Tribology

Say “modeling” not “simulation”

24.07.2017 tribonet 535 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 […]
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Computational Tribology

Adhesive wear model: particle by particle

23.07.2017 tribonet 548 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 814 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 […]
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Laser-Cooled Ions Help to Understand Friction

21.07.2017 tribonet 1340 Views
Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance. In any case, it is useful […]
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Combat Corrosion in Though Environments

20.07.2017 tribonet 205 Views
A new multimillion pound collaborative research project led by BP and the University of Manchester could help to dramatically reduce the impact that surface degradation processes such as corrosion and wear have on industry worldwide. […]
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General Topics

Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

19.07.2017 tribonet 4328 Views
  Just like any mechanical device, a wind energy system needs timely, appropriate lubrication in order to function reliably and predictably. Wind turbines routinely withstand extremely demanding conditions: vibration, high mechanical loads, contamination and moisture […]
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Friction: The Key to Rock Climbing

18.07.2017 tribonet 4020 Views
This article explains the vital role Friction has to play in Rock Climbing. Thanks to Richard Jones and Glen Harding for their input. Friction is the magic ingredient in bouldering and rock climbing. It’s what […]
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Advanced Materials

The Disarming Power of Foam

17.07.2017 tribonet 1261 Views
When an improvised explosive device is found lying on the ground, there are several ways to neutralize it. Perhaps the most effective method is to pop a tent over the explosive, then pump the tent […]
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General Topics

Modern Applications of Tribology

16.07.2017 tribonet 245 Views
While Leonardo da Vinci commented on the effects of friction in the 1400s, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that tribology was coined by Dr. H. Peter Jost and accepted as the term for the study […]