TriboElectricity
Advanced Materials

Triboelectricity – a big renewable energy source

12.12.2016 tribonet 1,021 Views
Tribo-electric effect is an effect of electricity generation, when two dissimilar materials come into contact and electrons migrate from one to another. Most of us have observed the tribo-electric effect in their life when rubbed […]
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Computational Tribology

Predicting the size of wear particles

21.11.2016 tribonet 558 Views
A wear process results in the generation of particles, of various size, shape, color and chemical composition. The reported size of wear particles varies from mm scale, which is typically attributed to severe wear, to […]
Tribo Plasma
Atomistic Tribology

Relativistic Tribology, Tribo Plasma

12.02.2016 tribonet 165 Views
Gravitational waves were proved to exist, thus validating one more prediction by Albert Einstein and his general theory of relativity! Is there any relation between the relativity and Tribology? It looks like there is! “Micromechanisms […]
Bio Tribology

Reduced Friction: Inspired by Nature

28.01.2016 tribonet 185 Views
Darvin’s theory of evolution is widely held concept which states that all the life has evolved from a common ancestor: fruits, animals, trees, flowers. During the gradual process of evolution, beneficial random genetic mutations in […]
Da Vinci Tribology
General Topics

So, what is it, superlubricity?

27.01.2016 tribonet 1,201 Views
From the first friction quantitative experiments by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and most notably from our everyday life experience, it is known that there is an inevitable force opposing to the initiation of motion of […]
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Advanced Materials

Macroscale superlubricity

11.01.2016 tribonet 227 Views
  Friction rises when bodies come to contact and start relative sliding. This phenomenon occurs in many mechanical systems and it is estimated that over 30% of the fuel in cars is consumed to overcome […]
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General Topics

Modeling rough adhesive surfaces

09.01.2016 tribonet 51 Views
Imagine a new type of tyres whose structure has been designed to have greater adhesion on the road. Quite a timely discussion during the long winter nights. French physicists have now developed a model to […]
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Computational Tribology

Anyone is up for challenge?

08.01.2016 tribonet 147 Views
Society of tribology and lubrication engineers announced Contact Mechanics Challenge.   Dr. Martin Müser initiated a competition in calculation of a real contact area. He has already results of his own calculation and challenges other groups […]