A Simulation of Hydrodynamic Lubrication on Non-Glazed Surfaces under Different Sliding Velocities and Loads
Recent researches have found that surfaces with non-glazed or laser dimpling topography offer improved lubricating efficiency and wear resistance under lubrication conditions over their conventional glazed status. It was carried out in this paper to simulate a pin-on-disk experimental condition and perform hydrodynamic lubrication (HL) calculations for both non-glazed and glazed surfaces under conditions of different sliding velocities and loads with a view of understanding the tribological mechanism and characteristics of non-glazed surfaces. The results showed that the minimum film thickness of non-glazed surfaces, which closed to a typical elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness, was thicker than that of glazed surfaces under the condition of low sliding velocities and small loads. At the same time, a decreased maximum pressure of full-film of non-glazed surfaces demonstrated an even pressure distribution on them.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
P. Li et al., "A Simulation of Hydrodynamic Lubrication on Non-Glazed Surfaces under Different Sliding Velocities and Loads", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 827-830, 2007