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Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, the famous Italian engineer, architect, painter, musician, mathematician can also be considered as The First Tribologist! Although the term itself was invented approximately 450 years after Leonardo da Vinci […]
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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 […]
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“Car 2020” and Tribology Research

16.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin
Friction has been a challenge for the mankind throughout the whole history since it resists the motion. It resists the transportation of goods. And transportation shares 20% of the global energy consumption and approximately 18% […]
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So, what is it, superlubricity?

27.01.2016 tribonet
From the first friction quantitative experiments by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and most notably from our everyday life experience, it is known that there is an inevitable force opposing to the initiation of motion of […]
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Modeling rough adhesive surfaces

09.01.2016 tribonet
Imagine a new type of tyres whose structure has been designed to have greater adhesion on the road. Quite a timely discussion during the long winter nights. French physicists have now developed a model to […]