The Friction Reducing Effect of Square-Shaped Surface Textures under Lubricated Line-Contacts—An Experimental Study
AbstractSurface texturing has been shown to be an effective modification approach for improving tribological performance. This study examined the friction reduction effect generated by square dimples of different sizes and geometries. Dimples were fabricated on the surface of ASP2023 steel plates using femtosecond laser-assisted surface texturing techniques, and reciprocating sliding line contact tests were carried out on a Plint TE77 tribometer using a smooth 52100 bearing steel roller and textured ASP2023 steel plates. The tribological characterization of the friction properties indicated that the textured samples had significantly lowered the friction coefficient in both boundary (15% improvement) and mixed lubrication regimes (13% improvement). Moreover, the high data sampling rate results indicated that the dimples work as lubricant reservoirs in the boundary lubrication regime. View Full-Text
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Lu, P.; Wood, R.J.K.; Gee, M.G.; Wang, L.; Pfleging, W. The Friction Reducing Effect of Square-Shaped Surface Textures under Lubricated Line-Contacts—An Experimental Study. Lubricants 2016, 4, 26.
Lu P, Wood RJK, Gee MG, Wang L, Pfleging W. The Friction Reducing Effect of Square-Shaped Surface Textures under Lubricated Line-Contacts—An Experimental Study. Lubricants. 2016; 4(3):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lu, Ping; Wood, Robert J.K.; Gee, Mark G.; Wang, Ling; Pfleging, Wilhelm. 2016. "The Friction Reducing Effect of Square-Shaped Surface Textures under Lubricated Line-Contacts—An Experimental Study." Lubricants 4, no. 3: 26.
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