Contact Mechanics Models Overview

12.02.2018 tribonet 97 Views
On behalf of Professor George Adams. This is an overview of contact mechanics models in case of two spheres. The overview starts with Hertz model and continues to adhesive models and Greenwood-Williamson. A very good good […]
Adhesion of Rough Solids
Computational Tribology

Some open problems in adhesion (of rough surfaces)

30.01.2018 tribonet 204 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 […]
lizard feet
General Topics

Leaping Lizards!

01.07.2017 tribonet 41 Views
UC Riverside-led research tests the limits of gecko adhesion. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Many geckos inhabit trees, often living high in the canopy. Relying on their incredible adhesive strength to help them break their fall, they […]
Soft Adhesion Gripping Small
General Topics

Grab things like a Gecko: a new gripping system

22.05.2017 tribonet 4,789 Views
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings […]