Friction researchers breakthrough in leaves on the line friction enigma

leaf that has been pressed onto rail line and turned black, showing tannin formation described

Friction PG researchers Dr. Mike Watson, Dr. Tom Slatter and Prof. Roger Lewis have made a big step towards understanding the slippery problem of leaves on the line, a source of significant delays on the UK’s rail system every autumn, with a landmark study publishes in the Royal Society Proceedings. The teams work investigated the …

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11th International Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems Conference (CM2018) – Delft

Friction PG researchers joined a large team of researchers from the University of Sheffield to present friction research at the 11th International Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems Conference in September. Prof. Roger Lewis, Dr. Mike Watson and Prof. Mark Rainforth  and a large group of their PhD students, submitted and presented friction research …

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Friction: The Tribology Enigma is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under grant no. EP/R001766/1