The Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge recently hosted a workshop on friction in dynamical problems.
Organised by Professor Jim Woodhouse, the well-attended event saw a number of talks and presentations from the ENL Project, including Dr Thibaut Putelat on frictional constitutive models and the rock mechanics perspective and Professor Alan Champneys on The Painlevé paradox.
As well as the ENL group of universities, there were representatives from the Universities of Oxford, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Imperial College.
There was also a healthy representation from industry including Jaguar Land Rover, EDF, Romax, Rolls Royce and Schlumberger.
These visitors brought some welcome alternative viewpoints and helped create some lively discussions