Illuminated glass
Atomistic Tribology

Friction has memory

18.06.2018 tribonet 1,440 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 432 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 […]

Adhesion of Rough Solids
Computational Tribology

Some open problems in adhesion (of rough surfaces)

30.01.2018 tribonet 447 Views

By M.Ciavarella, A. Papangelo. Politecnico di BARI, Italy. Adhesion for ‘‘soft’’ bodies shows instabilities like in the simple case of a single sinusoid even in the so called JKR regime (Johnson 1995) which leads to […]

Computational Tribology

Simulating Physics

06.12.2017 tribonet 500 Views

Nature is quantum mechanical, and UCSB/Google researchers are ready to study it with a nine-qubit array and the problem of many-body localization When does a metal stop being metallic? When do atoms start breaking the […]

Deformed Surface
Computational Tribology

Contact Pressure For Rough Surfaces: A Tutorial

08.11.2017 tribonet 1,408 Views

In this article, a calculation of contact pressure in a rough contact is discussed. The calculation is done using a Tribology Simulator software, which is available for download here (its free to use). The simulator […]