Computational Tribology

Elmer: An Open Source Finite Elements Software

29.06.2017 F. Xavier Borras 2,664 Views

There are nowadays some Open Source Finite Elements packages available online, just to cite some: Calculix, Salome-Meca (with Code Aster), Z88 Aurora, Elmer, etc. The gap between the paid software (Ansys, Comsol, Abaqus, LS-DYNA,…) and the open source packages is still big, […]

glassy carbon

Hard, but highly elastic form of carbon developed

14.06.2017 tribonet 1,336 Views

Washington, DC— A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of properties could serve a […]

wave energy

Triboelectricity to collect wave power

01.06.2017 tribonet 1,380 Views

Nature provides three sources of energy for free: sunlight, air and gravity. Solar and wind power are increasingly exploited, gravity less so. Hydraulic power plants harvest energy from flowing rivers. Tidal energy can be gathered […]