banana stepping

The science of slippery bananas

24.11.2017 tribonet 928 Views

They’re yellow. They’re radioactive. And they’re very slippery. Yes, they’re bananas, and we have just found out why they’re so slippery. So yellow … yes we all know that. But radioactive? Well yes, bananas are […]

Droplet motion

Droplet friction is similar to solid friction

21.11.2017 tribonet 440 Views

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have investigated friction of liquid droplets on surfaces. A larger force is needed to set in motion stationary droplets than to keep moving droplets in motion. […]

Deformed Surface
Computational Tribology

Contact Pressure For Rough Surfaces: A Tutorial

08.11.2017 tribonet 2,943 Views

In this article, a calculation of contact pressure in a rough contact is discussed. The calculation is done using a Tribology Simulator software, which is available for download here (its free to use). The simulator […]


Improved bonding of low friction PTFE

07.11.2017 tribonet 590 Views

The convenience of non-stick, Teflon-coated cookware is appreciated in kitchens worldwide, particularly by anyone doing the washing up. The chemical making up Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, is one of the slipperiest materials known. Outside the […]