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Try Tribology at Science and Engineering Day 2017

Published: 18 March 2017
Try tribology
Learning about friction on slopes

The Try Tribology outreach interactive zone was a great success and had people queuing out the doors to get in during the Science and Engineering Day 2017.

Staff from nCATS and nC2 along with current phd students took on the 6 hour challenge of explaining tribology to the families visiting.  The display about Grip Slip and Wear was the latest example of the outreach work performed by nC2 which falls under the TRY TRIBOLOGY outreach program.

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Learning where tribology is needed on a bike
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Learning about friction on a slope
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Understanding bearings and how they fail
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Performing a wear test
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Skin friction i.e. grip testing with water and custard!
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Learning about the effects of debris in bearings
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