Title: Design of dimpled engineering surfaces for improving lubrication performance in rolling-sliding contacts
Authors: Fukuo Hashimoto; Rao S. Zhou
Addresses: Advanced Finishing Technology Ltd., 3804 Heron Watch Dr., Akron OH 44319, USA ' Advanced Finishing Technology Ltd., 3804 Heron Watch Dr., Akron OH 44319, USA
Abstract: Functional performance depends largely on the surface characteristics of critical components. This paper describes the design of dimpled engineering surfaces and the fabrication of micro-patterns on steel samples. The designed engineering surfaces are analysed and evaluated in terms of their mixed EHL film thicknesses and pressure distributions in the elliptical Hertzian contact zone.
Keywords: surface engineering; surface structuring; surfaces; mixed EHL contact; film thickness; dimpled surfaces; finishing technology.
International Journal of Abrasive Technology, 2017 Vol.8 No.1, pp.44 - 54
Received: 06 Mar 2017
Accepted: 04 May 2017
Published online: 26 Sep 2017 *