Artificial intelligence for real-world mechanical systems
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – February 2021
Artificial intelligence offers a wealth of resources for solving complex problems, but accurate predictions and understandable results still require human participation.
Electric Vehicle Grease Finds Its Bearings
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – November 2021
Evolving grease formulations help smooth the transition toward electric vehicles.
An indomitable particle: Colloidal silica takes on extreme environments
W.R. Grace and C&EN BrandLab ebook – May 2022
Colloidal silica stabilizes the ground under buildings during earthquakes and stops the spread of toxic pollutants below ground. It also preserves ancient carvings in the jungle, keeps the lenses and sensors aboard space vehicles clear and clean, and stands up to the hot, salty environment of petroleum and natural gas wells. It’s being tested as a construction material for 3D printed houses on Earth and for missions to the Moon and Mars.
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The Brave New World of Electric Vehicle Fluids
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – October 2021
Electric vehicle fluids differ in fundamental ways from those used for internal combustion engines—and from each other.
Greases for Slow and Steady Wind Turbine Bearings
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – January 2021
Grease lubricants help slowly rotating wind turbine main shaft bearings reliably support their huge loads year after year.
Solid Coatings: Not Just for Space Vehicles
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – October 2020
Solid reduction coatings were once the purview of the aerospace industry. Now, they are showing up in applications here on the ground.
Solid Protection in a Harsh Environment
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – May 2020
For solid lubricants and antiwear coatings, the bridge between fundamental research and commercial applications is still under construction —but progress is well underway.
The Science of Particle Making
Tribology & Lubrication Technologies – November 2019
From peanut butter to pigments for fine china, breaking boulders to DIY tattoo ink, grinding is a complex science.