Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials

Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

31.07.2017 tribonet 289 Views
Models for the stress-activated growth of tribofilms from ZDDP were modified to include wear. TWO RECENT CUTTING EDGE ARTICLES reported on work that showed the growth rates of tribofilms from ZDDP were accelerated by contact […]
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Computational Tribology

Adhesive wear model: particle by particle

23.07.2017 tribonet 739 Views
10.07.17 – An EPFL study has deepened our understanding of the fine particles produced by adhesive wear. This breakthrough could lead to cost savings and environmental benefits. Adhesive wear occurs when two surfaces – such […]
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General Topics

Breaks Observed in Rover Wheel Treads

10.07.2017 tribonet 1914 Views
A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel-the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey, […]
Tribology News

Benefits of Hybrid Bearings in Severe Conditions

03.07.2017 tribonet 388 Views
Hybrid bearings, i.e., bearings with steel rings and bearing grade silicon nitride (Si3N4) rolling elements, have been increasingly used in applications operating in challenging environments [1-4] such as high-speed, oil-free air conditioning and refrigeration compressors, […]
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General Topics

Railway Invention can save millions

02.07.2017 tribonet 193 Views
A small device can make great use to all the world’s railways. It is the aim when a new portable tester, which, when you fix it directly on the rails, can measure the wear and […]