Experimental Analysis of Grease Friction Properties on Sliding Textured Surfaces
AbstractThere is comprehensive work on the tribological properties and lubrication mechanisms of oil lubricant used on textured surfaces, however the use of grease lubrication on textured surfaces is rather new. This research article presents an experimental study of the frictional behaviours of grease lubricated sliding contact under mixed lubrication conditions. The influences of surface texture parameters on the frictional properties were investigated using a disc-on-ring tribometer. The results showed that the friction coefficient is largely dependent on texture parameters, with higher and lower texture density resulting in a higher friction coefficient at a fixed texture depth. The sample with texture density of 15% and texture depth of 19 μm exhibited the best friction properties in all experimental conditions because it can store more grease and trap wear debris. The reduction of friction is mainly attributable to the formation of a stable grease lubrication film composed of oil film, transfer film and deposited film, and the hydrodynamic pressure effect of the surface texture, which increases the mating gap and reduces the probability of asperity contact. This result will help in understanding the tribological behaviour of grease on a textured surface and in predicting the lubrication conditions of sliding bearings for better operation in any machinery. View Full-Text
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Hua, X.; Puoza, J.C.; Zhang, P.; Xie, X.; Yin, B. Experimental Analysis of Grease Friction Properties on Sliding Textured Surfaces. Lubricants 2017, 5, 42.
Hua X, Puoza JC, Zhang P, Xie X, Yin B. Experimental Analysis of Grease Friction Properties on Sliding Textured Surfaces. Lubricants. 2017; 5(4):42.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hua, Xijun; Puoza, Julius C.; Zhang, Peiyun; Xie, Xuan; Yin, Bifeng. 2017. "Experimental Analysis of Grease Friction Properties on Sliding Textured Surfaces." Lubricants 5, no. 4: 42.