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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 394 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 409 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 […]

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Computational Tribology

Pushing Through Sand

26.12.2017 tribonet 94 Views

Simple equation predicts force needed to push objects through granular and pasty materials. For those of you who take sandcastle building very seriously, listen up: MIT engineers now say you can trust a very simple […]

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Computational Tribology

Simulating Physics

06.12.2017 tribonet 490 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 […]

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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 […]

Contact mechanics challenge
Computational Tribology

Contact mechanics challenge results

09.10.2017 tribonet 667 Views

The Contact-Mechanics Challenge completed In late 2015 we posed the Contact-Mechanics Challenge. This has now been completed and the winner is—the field of tribology. BECAUSE TRIBOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF contacting bodies in relative motion, […]