The most famous equation to predict wear known probably to everyone working in the field of tribology is Archard’s model (1953). The model assumes that wear occurs through the fracture of plastically deformed material and […]
“God made the bulk; surfaces were invented by the devil”, a Nobel prize winning physicist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli said. In tribology, as in many other sciences, surface features (asperities, roughness) play an important role. In […]
A nice article regarding the wear particles analysis in Machinery Lubrication, look further: http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/526/fatigue-wear-particle-analysis.
Nordtrib 2016: conference summary and outlook on the field of tribology 50 years after the Jost report
Nordtrib 2016 came to a close last Friday and I returned home inspired and energized for the next stint in my PhD research. This post is an overview of the conference and summarises the outlook […]
Currently, a large portion of consumed energy is used to overcome friction. Design of low friction components is a primary goal in building a sustainable society. Superlubricity, the state of ultralow friction (<0.01), has already […]
The increasing awareness on environmental pollution caused by many chemicals, including lubricants, promotes the use of environmentally friendly products. There is a clear trend towards a more responsible use of lubricants and several legislations already […]