News tagged with friction

Graphite lubricates fault zones

Graphite is known to be a low-friction material, and rocks rich in graphite are often found in fault zones. Oohashi et al. conducted laboratory studies to determine how much graphite is needed to reduce the frictional strength ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Reducing fuel consumption of truck engines

A new model to explore how new ideas affect fuel consumption in large diesel engines has been developed by a world-leading research group in tribology, at Luleå University of Technology. Tribology is the science of interacting ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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