Friction characterization when combining laser surface texturing and graphite-based lubricants
The present work analyzes the friction capabilities at room temperature of three types of lubricants (denoted as A, B and C) with a graphite concentration of 5%. To do that, the standard pin -on disc test is deployed to study the variation of the friction coefficient when combining these graphite-based lubricants with surfaces made by grinding and different laser surface textures. These lubricants are characterized by measuring the percent of the chemical elements, the average size of the graphite particles and the kinematic viscosity. The experiments show that the lubricant B combined with a higher density of LST presents the lowest friction coefficient of about 0.24. Additionally, assuming a hydrodynamic regime for the textured surfaces, the fluid dynamics simulations carried out as part of the study showed, in agreement with the experimental measurements, the lowest friction coefficient value for a textured surface with the highest dimple density. This seems to be associated to the combined effect of an increase of the hydrodynamic pressure with a weak vortex formation within the dimples, due to the low distortion of the streamlines which, ultimately, attenuates the friction coefficient between the surfaces. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
|Título según WOS:||Friction characterization when combining laser surface texturing and graphite-based lubricants|
|Título de la Revista:||JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-JMR|
|Fecha de publicación:||2020|
|Página de inicio:||1759|