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General Topics

What contributes to thicker grease films ?

27.09.2016 Febin Cyriac 210 Views

A rolling bearing preferably runs under EHL conditions. The film thickness between the rolling elements and the rings is determined by the lubricant properties, operating conditions and bearing design. During the initial phase of operation, […]

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Bio Tribology

Superlubricity with Green Lubricant

12.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 445 Views

Superlubricity is a state of vanishing sliding friction. It has been reported in glycerol/water mixture lubricated contacts, graphene-gold interface,  interface in presence of graphene and in other conditions. Increasing number of reports on superlubricity in […]

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Computational Tribology

Slip, No Slip and Cavitation

05.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 665 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 […]