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Tribology News

Golden Age of Tribology?

29.11.2018 tribonet 1,117 Views

Recently, a paper titled “Is Tribology Approaching Its Golden Age? Grand Challenges in Engineering Education and Tribological Research” appeared in Frontiers | Tribology journal.  The author, Valentin Popov, Professor at TU Berlin, puts forward and […]

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Tribology News

An Open Access Tribology journal is launched

14.05.2018 tribonet 289 Views

Chief Editors Professor Valentin Popov and Dr. Roman Pohrt will foster multidisciplinary knowledge exchanges on tribology — a subject integral to any system with moving parts. Tribology — the study of friction and wear — […]

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General Topics

Modern Applications of Tribology

16.07.2017 tribonet 325 Views

While Leonardo da Vinci commented on the effects of friction in the 1400s, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that tribology was coined by Dr. H. Peter Jost and accepted as the term for the study […]

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General Topics

Medical textiles and tribology

13.07.2017 tribonet 178 Views

NOT LONG BEFORE MY LAST SKI TRIP, I was having a lot of lower back problems stemming from a bad fall years ago. Without getting into too much blood and gore, I have a pinched […]

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General Topics

Tribology at Work on the Strings

12.07.2017 tribonet 1,060 Views

There’s something about the moan and wail of a good gut-bucket slide guitar riff that can grab you by the innards and not let go. Any tribologist worth his salt is likely to have another […]

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Computational Tribology

Slip, No Slip and Cavitation

05.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 402 Views

Engineering surfaces are heterogeneous and can be slippery or sticky locally depending on surface roughness and chemistry. The variation of surface properties affects the interaction between the wall and lubricant and determines friction. Slip can […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 162 Views

Graphene is a unique material in many aspects and has recently been applied in various ways. In tribology, it has been shown to lead to a superlubricity – an ultra low friction state. In laboratory […]

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General Topics

Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 360 Views

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, the famous Italian engineer, architect, painter, musician, mathematician can also be considered as The First Tribologist! Although the term itself was invented approximately 450 years after Leonardo da Vinci […]