Computational Tribology

Virtual laboratory: Fast, flexible and exact

08.07.2017 tribonet 151 Views

The mechanical properties of sheet metal materials are directional: their deformation behavior and their strength differ significantly depending on the viewing direction, for example in the direction of rolling or transversely to it. Numerous complex […]

simulations_elmer
Computational Tribology

Elmer: An Open Source Finite Elements Software

29.06.2017 F. Xavier Borras 1,722 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, […]

Tribofilm Growth - AFM Data
Computational Tribology

Stress Assisted Tribofilm Growth: A New Model

18.04.2017 tribonet 245 Views

Under extreme conditions the lubricant film fails to separate the rubbing surfaces and solid-to-solid contact occurs. To prevent excessive wear of the base materials anti-wear additives are used in these cases. The additives create a […]

steel-wear-particles-prediction-vs-afm-dls
Computational Tribology

Predicting the size of wear particles

21.11.2016 tribonet 583 Views

A wear process results in the generation of particles, of various size, shape, color and chemical composition. The reported size of wear particles varies from mm scale, which is typically attributed to severe wear, to […]

MD vs Reynolds
Computational Tribology

Slip, No Slip and Cavitation

05.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 402 Views

Engineering surfaces are heterogeneous and can be slippery or sticky locally depending on surface roughness and chemistry. The variation of surface properties affects the interaction between the wall and lubricant and determines friction. Slip can […]

WaterBetweenDiamondSlabs
Computational Tribology

Ab Initio Analysis of Carbon Film Lubricity

16.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 145 Views

Carbon-based nanomaterials, coatings and films attracted a great attention due to proved possibility to achieve lowest friction and wear without environmental pollution. However, frequently, the state of the low friction is strictly related to the […]