# Tribology Simulator

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• ### Tribology on the Small Scale: A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

In recent decades, tribology field has seen a great interest in friction and wear processes occurring at the micro- and nanoscale. This interest has led to the development of a new branch of tribology focusing on the small [...]

• ### Tribology on the Small Scale: A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

In recent decades, tribology field has seen a great interest in friction and wear processes occurring at the micro- and nanoscale. This interest has led to the development of a new branch of tribology focusing on the small [...]

Tribology Simulator is a software for the simulation of the most common tribological contact – a contact of two surfaces in a sliding motion. Besides the macro geometry surfaces can have microgeometry or nanogeometry (roughness). The contact may also be lubricated or dry.

Examples of the problems that can be solved with Tribology Simulator: nominally smooth hydrodynamic simulation, nominally smooth and rough contact simulation (pressure and subsurface stress calculations, deflections), Stribeck Curve simulation (calculation of friction in mixed lubricated contacts), calculation of contact temperatures in solids, wear and wear particles simulation and surface roughness evolution, tribofilm generation.

A manual can be found in the Help section. If you dont have MATLAB installed, you will need to install the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR, free for download). See readme.txt file for further details.

Solvers are based on the half-space approximation theory for the contact, thermal and hydrodynamic simulations, which makes it faster compared to Finite Element Method or other fully numerical approaches.

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[RESOLVED] Is this working? 2 Nachiket Asare 7 months ago
Freeware? 1 Anthony 8 months ago