### Modeling the friction between pages in a book

It all started with a shaky washing machine. Pedro Reis, head of the Flexible Structures Laboratory at EPFL’s School of Engineering, rolled up a piece of fabric and placed it under the machine to stop […]

### Tribological challenges in e-mobility

Electric vehicle technology has been considered as one of the most important upcoming technologies in the present world. There is most definitely a crucial reason for this consideration and this is not solely relying on […]

### Sports Tribology

Tribology is a term used to define combination of friction, wear and lubrication. Tribology has been used in various fields to improve reliability and longevity of systems. Sports engineering applies engineering disciplines like mathematics, […]

### Touch perception

As humans, we interact with the environment via our senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch). Touch perception has been in the attention of scientist for decades, with applications in the textile, robotics, or sports […]

### Finding the best lubricant for an electric vehicle.

Electric vehicles are arguably one of the most important inventions of our times. Aiming to lower carbon emissions and to reduce additional harmful effects on our environment, these machines are designed with innovation and precision […]

### How can shear loading rate affect the soft adhesive contact area?

Today, my youngest daughter dropped her spoon again on the floor. She didn’t do it on purpose. But I still had to get it back again, give it a quick wash again and give it […]

### Role of friction during earthquakes

By living through a global pandemic for over a year now, we are in a no better position to understand the impact of natural disasters and its effects upon us as a human race than […]

### Stribeck Curve

Stribeck curve is a fundamental and one of the most widely known concepts in tribology and lubrication fields. The concept represents the friction behavior in lubricated contacts as a function of viscosity of the lubricant, […]

### Online Calculator: Indentation of an Elastic plane by Truncated Cone

Truncated Conical Indenter The truncated conical intender is characterized by the radius of the blunt end , the inclination angle , the effective contact radius and the deformation depth (rigid body indentation). This solution is […]

### Atomic Oscillations as Primary Reason for Sliding Friction between Solid Bodies

Introduction Dry friction between two bodies under relative movement is crucial in some technical fields. The most common application areas are certainly the various braking systems of vehicles, as well as the clutches in vehicles […]