Topography transformations due to running-in of rolling-sliding non-conformal contacts

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Access full text here:10.1016/j.triboint.2019.106126
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear), Teknik och teknologier, Maskinteknik, Tribologi (ytteknik omfattande friktion, nötning och smörjning), Machine Elements, Maskinelement
Publication year: 2020
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A ball-on-disc machine was operated under conditions relevant to heavily loaded gears. Various levels of isotropic surface finishes were evaluated to reveal the influence on elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication (EHL). Stribeck tests were conducted for insight about roughness effects in all regimes, whereas lift-off tests were conducted to investigate the influence on running-in. A 3D surface re-location approach was developed to enable studies of the topography on exactly the same area before and after test. This helps to find asperity level details about how topographies must transform to allow a shift from the mixed- and boundary lubrication regimes, into the full film micro-EHL regime. The micro-conformity was highlighted to play a key-role for EHL lift-off that precedes the completion of running-in.


Jonny Hansen

Luleå tekniska universitet; Maskinelement; Transmission Development, Scania CV AB, Södertälje, Sweden
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Marcus Björling

Luleå tekniska universitet; Maskinelement
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Roland Larsson

Luleå tekniska universitet; Maskinelement
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