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 […]

contact area evolution
Computational Tribology
Sticky or Not Sticky?

Numerical analysis of adhesion of rough surfaces shows that there exist one unique parameter determining whether the surface is sticky or not. It is well known that neutral bodies attract each other by van der […]

modeling tribonet logo detachment
Computational Tribology
Knowing the strength of adhesion

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 […]

superconducting
Computational Tribology
Simulating Physics

Nature is quantum mechanical, and UCSB/Google researchers are ready to study it with a nine-qubit array and the problem of many-body localization When does a metal stop being metallic? When do atoms start breaking the […]