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Tribology News

20th International Sealing Conference Review

15.10.2018 F. Xavier Borras 286 Views

This week the 20th edition of the biannual International Sealing Conference (ISC) took place in Stuttgart. Around 200 assistants showed up to the 2-days sealing conference. Well-known companies such as Bosch, SKF, Trelleborg, Parker, Shell, […]

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Computational Tribology

Elmer: An Open Source Finite Elements Software

29.06.2017 F. Xavier Borras 1,722 Views

There are nowadays some Open Source Finite Elements packages available online, just to cite some: Calculix, Salome-Meca (with Code Aster), Z88 Aurora, Elmer, etc. The gap between the paid software (Ansys, Comsol, Abaqus, LS-DYNA,…) and the open source packages is still big, […]

General Topics

After the Mystery of Rotary Lip Seals

07.02.2017 F. Xavier Borras 1,571 Views

Lip seals compete with mechanical face seals in sealing oil or grease in rotary shaft applications. Under certain running conditions both kinds of seals can be used however, the latter ones are generally used for […]

General Topics

Surface Replication Compounds

16.04.2016 F. Xavier Borras 365 Views

The first challenge when measuring a surface topography via optical techniques is getting the sample to the lab. Although optical surface roughness measurement does not damage the component per se (NDT), the fact of fitting […]