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Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 565 Views

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, the famous Italian engineer, architect, painter, musician, mathematician can also be considered as The First Tribologist! Although the term itself was invented approximately 450 years after Leonardo da Vinci […]

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Surface Replication Compounds

16.04.2016 F. Xavier Borras 744 Views

The first challenge when measuring a surface topography via optical techniques is getting the sample to the lab. Although optical surface roughness measurement does not damage the component per se (NDT), the fact of fitting […]

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“Car 2020” and Tribology Research

16.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin 249 Views

Friction has been a challenge for the mankind throughout the whole history since it resists the motion. It resists the transportation of goods. And transportation shares 20% of the global energy consumption and approximately 18% […]

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So, what is it, superlubricity?

27.01.2016 tribonet 1,335 Views

From the first friction quantitative experiments by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and most notably from our everyday life experience, it is known that there is an inevitable force opposing to the initiation of motion of […]