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Modelling of Nanoscale Friction using Network Simulation Method

F. Marín1, F. Alhama1, J.A. Moreno1

1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Cartagena, Spain.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2014, 43(1), 1-20.


The field of nanotribology in the last decades was established through the introduction of Atomic Force/Friction Force Microscopes. However, our theoretical understanding of the individual processes involved in friction force microscopy is limited. This work designs a reliable and efficient model for the stickslip phenomenon, following the rules of network simulation. The model is able to manage different types of potential between the tip and the sample surface, allowing different kinds of sample material and microscope tip properties to be simulated with only minor changes in the code. The most analysed tribological materials in technical literature are simulated to test the proposed model, while the results are close to experimentally obtained results.


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Marín, F., Alhama, F., Moreno, J. (2014). Modelling of nanoscale friction using network simulation method. Computers, Materials & Continua, 43(1), 1-20.
Vancouver Style
Marín F, Alhama F, Moreno J. Modelling of nanoscale friction using network simulation method. Comput Mater Contin. 2014;43(1):1-20
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F. Marín, F. Alhama, and J. Moreno "Modelling of Nanoscale Friction using Network Simulation Method," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 1-20. 2014.

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