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General Topics

Tribology and the Human Evolution

12.08.2019 Aydar Akchurin 238 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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Leonardo da Vinci as a Tribologist

10.06.2019 tribonet 409 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 725 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 […]

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Tribology News

Golden Age of Tribology?

29.11.2018 tribonet 1,231 Views

Recently, a paper titled “Is Tribology Approaching Its Golden Age? Grand Challenges in Engineering Education and Tribological Research” appeared in Frontiers | Tribology journal.  The author, Valentin Popov, Professor at TU Berlin, puts forward and […]

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Tribology News

An Open Access Tribology journal is launched

14.05.2018 tribonet 466 Views

Chief Editors Professor Valentin Popov and Dr. Roman Pohrt will foster multidisciplinary knowledge exchanges on tribology — a subject integral to any system with moving parts. Tribology — the study of friction and wear — […]

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Computational Tribology

Slip, No Slip and Cavitation

05.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 680 Views

Engineering surfaces are heterogeneous and can be slippery or sticky locally depending on surface roughness and chemistry. The variation of surface properties affects the interaction between the wall and lubricant and determines friction. Slip can […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 213 Views

Graphene is a unique material in many aspects and has recently been applied in various ways. In tribology, it has been shown to lead to a superlubricity – an ultra low friction state. In laboratory […]

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General Topics

Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 576 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 […]