Computational Tribology

Elmer: An Open Source Finite Elements Software

29.06.2017 F. Xavier Borras 1243 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, […]
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After the Mystery of Rotary Lip Seals

07.02.2017 F. Xavier Borras 958 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 […]
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Surface Replication Compounds

16.04.2016 F. Xavier Borras 842 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 […]