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Contact Mechanics Perspective of Tribology


In the last few decades, contact mechanics expanded to qualitatively new fields of application which are at the forefront of the global development tendencies of technology and society, in particular micro- and nanotechnology as well as biology and medicine. Vital numerical tools for simulating complex contacts were created, such as the FFT-based boundary element method.
The main conceptual idea behind this free e-book was to show to what extent one can understand tribology with macroscopic contact mechanics.
The book is a comprehensive overview of recent developments in
the areas of contact mechanics and friction with contributions from renowned experts all over the world such as Jim Greenwood and James Barber, Martin Müser and Q. Jane Wang, Jianbin Luo and Jacqueline Krim, Ken Nakano and Izhak Etsion and many others. 

Prof. Valentin Popov wird 60


2019 wurde der Leiter unseres Fachgebietes, Prof. Valentin Popov, 60 Jahre alt. Zu seinem Jubiläum haben Mitarbeiter des Fachgebietes ein Special Issue der internationalen Fachzeitschrift "Facta Universitatis, Series Mechancal Engineering" herausgegeben. Die gesamte Ausgabe kann hier heruntergeladen werden. 

Darüber hinaus fand im Rahmen des Internationalen Workshops "Contact Mechanics and Friction: Foundations and Applications" ein feierlicher Empfang statt: Photogalerie und Video des Empfangs



Friction and Wear: From Elementary Mechanisms to Macroscopic Behavior


This free e-book is an intriguing attempt by world wide renowned scientists to bring together micro- and macro tribology. Individual contributions are by Jacqueline Krim, Jianbin Luo, Martin Müser, Martin Dienwiebel, Michael Moseler, Ken Nakano and others.

It is opened by a review "Controlling Friction With External Electric or Magnetic Fields: 25 Examples" by Jacqueline Krim. The review presents 25 examples of active control of friction from recent literature thus reminding us of the huge complexity of tribological phenomena. At the same time, it clearly shows that they can be understood and well controlled.

One of the most fundamental concepts discovered and analyzed in the last 25 years is the concept of superlubricity. In their paper "Macroscale Superlubricity Achieved With Various Liquid Molecules: A Review" Xiangyu Ge, Jinjin Li and Jianbin Luo discuss the advancements in liquid superlubricity at the macroscale.

Martin Müser combines the fundamental understanding of structural superlubricity with the advances of the contact mechanics of rough surfaces. He successfully links the scales and answers the question “Are There Limits to Superlubricity of Graphene in Hard, Rough Contacts?”

The experimental work "Investigation on Dynamic Response of Rubber in Frictional Contact" by Ken Nakano et. al. is a true puzzle showing that the sliding rubber contact reacts to oscillations as if it were sticking! Altogether, there are 10 Papers by world-renowned scientists in this collection.


Weiterentwicklung des Flying V


Am 2. Juni 2019 wurde bekannt gegeben, dass das Flugzeugkonzept Flying V des Mitarbeiters unseres Fachgebietes "Systemdynamik und Reibungsphysik" Justus Benad im Rahmen einer Kooperation der TU Delft mit der Fluggesellschaft KLM weiterentwickelt wird. Diese Mitteilung löste international großes Medieninteresse aus. mehr


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