Bio Tribology

Reduced Friction: Inspired by Nature

28.01.2016 tribonet 389 Views

Darvin’s theory of evolution is widely held concept which states that all the life has evolved from a common ancestor: fruits, animals, trees, flowers. During the gradual process of evolution, beneficial random genetic mutations in […]

Da Vinci Tribology
General Topics

So, what is it, superlubricity?

27.01.2016 tribonet 1,348 Views

From the first friction quantitative experiments by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and most notably from our everyday life experience, it is known that there is an inevitable force opposing to the initiation of motion of […]

Graphene-DLC nano scroll
Advanced Materials

Macroscale superlubricity

11.01.2016 tribonet 375 Views

  Friction rises when bodies come to contact and start relative sliding. This phenomenon occurs in many mechanical systems and it is estimated that over 30% of the fuel in cars is consumed to overcome […]

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General Topics

Modeling rough adhesive surfaces

09.01.2016 tribonet 63 Views

Imagine a new type of tyres whose structure has been designed to have greater adhesion on the road. Quite a timely discussion during the long winter nights. French physicists have now developed a model to […]

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Computational Tribology

Anyone is up for challenge?

08.01.2016 tribonet 168 Views

Society of tribology and lubrication engineers announced Contact Mechanics Challenge.   Dr. Martin Müser initiated a competition in calculation of a real contact area. He has already results of his own calculation and challenges other groups […]