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Tribology and the Human Evolution

12.08.2019 Aydar Akchurin 234 Views

Tribology, not a common household word, is the science of wear, friction, and lubrication, studying how interacting surfaces behave in relative motion. Tribology does not work in isolation but affects a multitude of other fields […]

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Friction in Only One Direction

07.07.2019 tribonet 680 Views

Nature has amazed us since the beginning of time. It provides the foundation for all of our best ideas. The animal world provides the inspiration behind one of the new inventions in the world of […]

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Fracture Physics and Crack Propagation

24.06.2019 tribonet 273 Views

Fracture physics, a field of study in materials science, works on understanding how and why things break by quantifying and analyzing fracture surface topography. Scientists can reconstruct the history of a crack and determine the […]

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Leonardo da Vinci as a Tribologist

10.06.2019 tribonet 407 Views

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 […]

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Tribology and Electric Vehicles

03.06.2019 tribonet 717 Views

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 […]