Sharp knife high friction

Sharp knives – high friction

28.02.2018 tribonet 1,312 Views

Trying to slice a tomato into thin slices with a dull knife can get a little scary. The harder the knife must be pressed downward before the skin is broken is directly related to the […]

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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 466 Views

How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]

General Topics

On the history of elastohydrodynamics

01.02.2018 tribonet 696 Views

Here we present an abstract to a paper devoted to the history of eastohydrodynamic theory and his founder – Alexander Mohrenstein-Ertel. This paper discusses in detailes the peculiar biography of the scientist and the early years of the […]