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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 419 Views

How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]

Contact Mechanics Models Overview

12.02.2018 tribonet 1,337 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 431 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 […]

Soft Adhesion Gripping Small
General Topics

Grab things like a Gecko: a new gripping system

22.05.2017 tribonet 4,809 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 […]