drilling mud
Computational Tribology

Smart mud to smooth the way for drilling wells

22.11.2018 tribonet 87 Views

A model that simulates how drilling fluids, or muds, behave and influence the stability of oil wells has been developed by KAUST researchers. Their findings could inform new safety protocols and the design of novel […]

Illuminated glass
Atomistic Tribology

Friction has memory

18.06.2018 tribonet 1,364 Views

Experiments show that the friction between two surfaces depends on their history of contact and that this “memory” is reminiscent of the behavior of glasses. Contrary to what you may have learned in high school, […]

modeling tribonet logo detachment
Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 385 Views

How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]