Computational Tribology

Elmer: An Open Source Finite Elements Software

29.06.2017 F. Xavier Borras
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

Surface Replication Compounds

16.04.2016 F. Xavier Borras
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 […]