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Advanced Materials

Grippy not sticky

06.12.2018 tribonet 137 Views

Stanford engineers debut an incredibly adhesive material that doesn’t get stuck . A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos’ fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. A promising new adhesive material was born out of a scrap. David Christensen, a mechanical engineering graduate student at Stanford, was trimming […]

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Computational Tribology

Smart mud to smooth the way for drilling wells

22.11.2018 tribonet 87 Views

A model that simulates how drilling fluids, or muds, behave and influence the stability of oil wells has been developed by KAUST researchers. Their findings could inform new safety protocols and the design of novel […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Friction has memory

18.06.2018 tribonet 1,364 Views

Experiments show that the friction between two surfaces depends on their history of contact and that this “memory” is reminiscent of the behavior of glasses. Contrary to what you may have learned in high school, […]

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General Topics

Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 1,187 Views

In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]