A Finite Element Model for Simulating Spark Plasma Sintering Process

A finite element model for simulating the SPS process (temperature gradients, distribution of electric current) was developed to enhance process control and facilitate design of complex SPS geometries.

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Fretting damage prediction for highly loaded machine components

Fretting fatigue, i.e. decreased fatigue performance due to the small oscillatory movement between contacting bodies, is often considered as the plague of modern industry. A novel modelling and experimental methods has been developed and successfully applied in diesel engines in order to optimize...

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Increased understanding of wear mechanism in paper machine

Wear of sliding machine elements increases friction, which means increase in energy consumption. New information on what governs wear mechanisms in wet high-velocity sliding has been produced.

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Low friction with graphene oxide composites

Graphene oxide silica composites with good friction and wear performance were developed and used for the first time in steel-steel contacts. These composites provided up to 50% lower friction when used as lubricant additives.

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Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses

In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel...

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