Title: State-of-the-art surface texturing and methods for tribological performance

Authors: Faarih Farhan Mohd Nasir; Jaharah A. Ghani; Wan Fathul Hakim W. Zamri; Mohd Shahir Kasim

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Malaysia Melaka, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia

Abstract: Studies revolving surface texturing appear to be challenging to many researchers for decades. To date, researchers aggressively seek suitable methods for surface texturing in enhancing tribological performance. The selection of the most suitable methods applied and the optimum parameters for surface texture are highly desirable. Surface texture has a significant impact on load-carrying capacity, wear resistance, and friction coefficient of the tribological components and is applied in the engineering field for their benefits in oil lubrication, thermodynamic, hydrodynamic, and aerodynamic. Several types of surface textures, namely, groove, dimple, pillar, and channel, are discussed in this paper. These surface texture genres are beneficial in real applications for piston engine, submarine, and airfoil. This paper presents an overview of surface texturing process, fabrication methods to produce various types of surface textures, and cutting-edge applications that embed surface texturing. Primarily, this paper presents the state-of-the-art of surface texturing and manufacturing methods.

Keywords: surface texture; friction coefficient; wear resistance; lubrication; tribological performance; fabrication methods; dimple; piston engine.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2019.10025798

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.4, pp.330 - 357

Received: 05 Apr 2019
Accepted: 07 Jun 2019

Published online: 12 Dec 2019 *

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