Advances in Mixed Lubrication

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 1165

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School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, China
Interests: engine tribology; mixed lubrication; rough surface contact; surface texturing; numerical simulation
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School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, China
Interests: bearing lubrication; rough surface contact; surface texturing; numerical simulation

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Dear Colleagues,

Mixed lubrication is the term applied to the transitional region between full hydrodynamic or elastohydrodynamic lubrication and boundary lubrication. In machine elements, rough surface contacts are often not dry and are lubricated by thin films. Machines are often subjected to extreme operating conditions such as high loading configurations, frequent start–stop conditions, starved lubrication, high temperatures, vibrations, and thin films. Both boundary lubrication and elastohydrodynamic lubrication are bridged together by mixed lubrication, which confirms local events such as solid-to-solid (asperity) contact. The movement of interacting surfaces generates friction forces, which are responsible for high heat generation, thereby causing increased energy loss and severe wear on the surface. Moreover, flow, pressure, stress distribution, friction, wear, and adhesion are significantly impacted by the roughness of interacting surfaces when under mixed lubrication. Understanding mixed lubrication is particularly important. The study of mixed lubrication processes such as fluid mechanisms, contact mechanisms, friction, and wear are such areas that require much improvement.

The aim of this Special Issue is to compile cutting-edge research from world-leading scientists working in the fields of tribology, covering a wide range of topics from theories to various applications, with respect to the areas that the keywords specify. Both theoretical and experimental investigations are highly welcome.

Dr. Chunxing Gu
Dr. Qin Dong
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • mixed lubrication
  • friction
  • wear
  • fluid mechanics
  • contact mechanics
  • multiphysics modeling
  • surface texturing
  • surface roughness
  • low-friction design
  • tribological properties

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Research on the Optimal Design Approach of the Surface Texture for Journal Bearings
by Chunxing Gu, Yumin Cui and Di Zhang
Lubricants 2024, 12(4), 111; https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants12040111 - 28 Mar 2024
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Aiming to improve the comprehensive performance of the journal bearing system, this paper presents a multi-objective adaptive scale texture optimization design approach. A mixed lubrication model for the textured journal bearing system is established by considering the effects of cavitation and roughness. The [...] Read more.
Aiming to improve the comprehensive performance of the journal bearing system, this paper presents a multi-objective adaptive scale texture optimization design approach. A mixed lubrication model for the textured journal bearing system is established by considering the effects of cavitation and roughness. The geometrical parameters of the textures were co-optimized using a multi-objective grey wolf optimizer to obtain the optimal texture schemes that are suitable for different operating conditions. Through this approach, the influences of different texture schemes under transient operating conditions can be investigated. According to the results, it was found that different texture schemes result in different friction reduction effects. Proper surface texture is beneficial in increasing the minimum oil film thickness and reducing the possibility of asperity contact. The adaptive scale texture exhibits strong adaptability and achieves significant hydrodynamic effects. Therefore, the developed approach provides valuable insights for the optimization design of journal bearing systems. Full article
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