Tohoku_earthquake
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No Friction – Bad Earthquake

02.05.2017 tribonet 1,803 Views
It is a common trope in disaster movies: an earthquake strikes, causing the ground to rip open and swallow people and cars whole. The gaping earth might make for cinematic drama, but earthquake scientists have […]
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After the Mystery of Rotary Lip Seals

07.02.2017 F. Xavier Borras 960 Views
Lip seals compete with mechanical face seals in sealing oil or grease in rotary shaft applications. Under certain running conditions both kinds of seals can be used however, the latter ones are generally used for […]
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What contributes to thicker grease films ?

27.09.2016 Febin Cyriac 170 Views
A rolling bearing preferably runs under EHL conditions. The film thickness between the rolling elements and the rings is determined by the lubricant properties, operating conditions and bearing design. During the initial phase of operation, […]
SimpleScalingLaws
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Contact Area vs. Load: Simple Scaling Laws

04.07.2016 Aydar Akchurin 226 Views
“God made the bulk; surfaces were invented by the devil”, a Nobel prize winning physicist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli said. In tribology, as in many other sciences, surface features (asperities, roughness) play an important role. In […]
AFM_WearParticles
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Small Particles – Big Problems

27.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 197 Views
Tiny particles are all over around us and sometimes they may create problems. This is especially of concern with metal particles formed due to wear in man-made engineering devices. Particles formed in car disk brakes […]