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Bio Tribology

Cartilage tribology: Slip sliding away

22.01.2018 tribonet 356 Views

Research sheds light on friction, lubrication and wear in cartilage 11:25 a.m., Aug. 24, 2015–Osteoarthritis, which affects some 27 million people in the U.S. alone, occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones […]

Tribology News

How do you wear your teeth?

14.11.2017 tribonet 108 Views

 Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel […]

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General Topics

A tribologist’s quest

10.11.2017 tribonet 255 Views

Brandon Krick explores the interdisciplinary science of surface interaction Brandon Krick says he’s had the good fortune to research space and dinosaurs—“all the things you want to explore as a kid,” he says. But his real […]

Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials

Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

31.07.2017 tribonet 329 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 1,415 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 928 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, […]