Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials

Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

31.07.2017 tribonet 484 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 […]

Nanotechnology Flight Test

29.07.2017 tribonet 913 Views

Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. […]

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Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 854 Views

What is friction? There is more than one definition of friction. And this has confused our understanding of how it is involved in friction blister formation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has two definitions of friction: the act of […]

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Say “modeling” not “simulation”

24.07.2017 tribonet 1,160 Views

Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation and founding father of the GNU Project, has a long been repeating “say GNU, not Linux” although he has not had much success. In the same sense, from this corner […]

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Adhesive wear model: particle by particle

23.07.2017 tribonet 1,574 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 […]

Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

19.07.2017 tribonet 2,650 Views

  Just like any mechanical device, a wind energy system needs timely, appropriate lubrication in order to function reliably and predictably. Wind turbines routinely withstand extremely demanding conditions: vibration, high mechanical loads, contamination and moisture […]

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Friction: The Key to Rock Climbing

18.07.2017 tribonet 5,312 Views

This article explains the vital role Friction has to play in Rock Climbing. Thanks to Richard Jones and Glen Harding for their input. Friction is the magic ingredient in bouldering and rock climbing. It’s what […]

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Modern Applications of Tribology

16.07.2017 tribonet 528 Views

While Leonardo da Vinci commented on the effects of friction in the 1400s, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that tribology was coined by Dr. H. Peter Jost and accepted as the term for the study […]

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Medical textiles and tribology

13.07.2017 tribonet 293 Views

NOT LONG BEFORE MY LAST SKI TRIP, I was having a lot of lower back problems stemming from a bad fall years ago. Without getting into too much blood and gore, I have a pinched […]

Tribology at Work on the Strings

12.07.2017 tribonet 1,078 Views

There’s something about the moan and wail of a good gut-bucket slide guitar riff that can grab you by the innards and not let go. Any tribologist worth his salt is likely to have another […]