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Tribology News

Regenerative Brakes and Tribology

Brakes are essential components in today’s mobile society. Today, most vehicles incorporate a combination of frictional and regenerative brakes. Frictional Brakes Frictional brakes are typically hydraulic, utilizing hydraulic fluid take the pressure from the brake […]

Leonardo da Vinci Tribometer
General Topics

Leonardo da Vinci as a Tribologist

Tribology is the science dealing with interactive surfaces in relative motion and includes the study of friction, wear, and lubrication and how these properties affect design. The term tribology was coined in 1966 by Peter […]

tribology of electric vehicles
General Topics

Tribology and Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Through the Years Electric vehicles, while often considered a new phenomenon, have existed since the 1800s. At that point in time, electric vehicles outnumbered gasoline powered vehicles for many reasons. Electric vehicles did […]

glaciers flow
Computational Tribology

Modeling Ice Friction

Glaciers and Ice Friction Glaciers are comprised of snow accumulated over many years and compressed into large ice masses. Formed when snow remains in a location long enough to form ice, glaciers are unique in […]

evolution of an adhesive wear particle
Computational Tribology

Analyzing the evolution of adhesive wear

Adhesive Wear Analyzed The effects of surface wear reaches across many industries including production, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, roads, and machinery, to name only a few. Given its wide reaching tentacles, it can be surprising to […]