The influence of surface texturing on the frictional behaviour of parallel sliding lubricated surfaces under conditions of mixed lubrication

Dariush Bijani* (Corresponding Author), Elena L. Deladi, Aydar Akchurin, Matthijn B. de Rooij, Dirk J. Schipper

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    Abstract

    In many industrial applications, a modification of the surface geometry can enhance the tribological behaviour of lubricated sliding contacts. In this paper, the effect of surface texturing on the coefficient of friction in parallel sliding lubricated surfaces is investigated. It is shown that surface texturing can improve film formation and, as a result, the load-carrying capacity as well as a reduction in the coefficient of friction. With the numerical model developed, and by considering cavitation, the effects of shape, depth, size, and the textured area fraction on the frictional behaviour of parallel sliding lubricated contacts under conditions of mixed lubrication is studied. In this article it is shown that the surface texturing can have a beneficial effect, in order to decrease friction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number91
    JournalLubricants
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2018

    Keywords

    • Film thickness
    • Mixed lubrication
    • Numerical modelling
    • Surface texturing
    • Texturing patterns
    • Deterministic asperity model

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