Joint ICTP/SISSA Condensed Matter seminar: "Master equation approach to friction on a mesoscale"
Starts 23 Sep 2009 17:00
Ends 23 Sep 2009 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Kinetics of the earthquakelike model with a distribution of static thresholds is reduced to a master equation which may be considered analytically. This approach naturally describes stick-slip and smooth sliding regimes of tribological systems within a framework which separates the calculation of the friction force from the studies of the properties of the contacts.