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Enhanced performance of optimised partially textured load bearing surfaces

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posted on 26.09.2017, 12:16 by Ramin RahmaniRamin Rahmani, Homer Rahnejat
Textured surfaces have been shown to provide enhanced tribological performance in a variety of contacts. Numerical analysis and optimisation methods are combined for application-oriented texture optimisation. However, an analytical approach is advantageous in providing more generic in-depth understanding of the nature of the relationships between texture parameters and objective functions, such as enhanced load carrying capacity and reduced friction. The paper outlines such an approach to obtain a set of global optimum design parameters for partially textured surfaces. The optimised results are expressed in dimensionless form, which enables their use for a variety of applications. The performance of optimised partially textured sliding surfaces is compared with the other conventional bearing geometries in their optimum state.

Funding

This work was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/G012334/1).

History

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Tribology International

Volume

117

Pages

272 - 282

Citation

RAHMANI, R. and RAHNEJAT, H., 2017. Enhanced performance of optimised partially textured load bearing surfaces. Tribology International, 117, pp. 272-282.

Publisher

© The Authors. Published by Elsevier

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Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Acceptance date

12/09/2017

Publication date

2017-09-17

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ISSN

1879-2464

Language

en