Triboelectric generator
Tribology News

Generating Electricity From Snowfall

17.06.2019 tribonet 12 Views

It is interesting to know that researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have come up with an innovative device that can generate electricity from the snow we are all familiar with. Nothing […]

Leonardo da Vinci Tribometer
General Topics

Leonardo da Vinci as a Tribologist

10.06.2019 tribonet 270 Views

Tribology is the science dealing with interactive surfaces in relative motion and includes the study of friction, wear, and lubrication and how these properties affect design. The term tribology was coined in 1966 by Peter […]

tribology of electric vehicles
General Topics

Tribology and Electric Vehicles

03.06.2019 tribonet 517 Views

Electric Vehicles Through the Years Electric vehicles, while often considered a new phenomenon, have existed since the 1800s. At that point in time, electric vehicles outnumbered gasoline powered vehicles for many reasons. Electric vehicles did […]

glaciers flow
Computational Tribology

Modeling Ice Friction

13.05.2019 tribonet 234 Views

Glaciers and Ice Friction Glaciers are comprised of snow accumulated over many years and compressed into large ice masses. Formed when snow remains in a location long enough to form ice, glaciers are unique in […]

evolution of an adhesive wear particle
Computational Tribology

Analyzing the evolution of adhesive wear

06.05.2019 tribonet 600 Views

Adhesive Wear Analyzed The effects of surface wear reaches across many industries including production, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, roads, and machinery, to name only a few. Given its wide reaching tentacles, it can be surprising to […]

contact area evolution
Computational Tribology

Sticky or Not Sticky?

29.04.2019 tribonet 347 Views

Numerical analysis of adhesion of rough surfaces shows that there exist one unique parameter determining whether the surface is sticky or not. It is well known that neutral bodies attract each other by van der […]