Cafe Scientifique: Getting to grips with friction – an interactive guide

Tuesday 9th October 2018 3:00PM – 3:00PM
Location/Venue: Kennaway House Coburg Road EX10 8NG

Dr Julia Carrell, Institution of Mechanical Engineers will guide you through the fundamentals of friction, a phenomenon that you may think you understand, but that is more complex (and interesting) than you can imagine!

This talk will  We’ll use some practical demonstrations, bananas, grapes, chips, telephone directories, rice, rugby balls, and a few engineering components, to help explain friction. Friction is a vital part of our lives, whether we’re looking to increase it so that we don’t slip on a banana skin, or reduce it to save energy in components and improve sustainable design. We’ll look at why friction is important, what causes it and ways to optimise it. To finish we will look at the current research and the impact in can have in many different industries and daily life. 

This is a free event but please buy a drink to keep it so.

Venue: Cellar Bar

This talk is sponsored by ExIST, and the speaker has been provided by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.