Influence of surface texture on boundary lubricated sliding contacts
2003 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, Vol. 36, no 11, 857-864 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The friction and wear behaviour of boundary lubricated sliding surfaces is influenced by the surface texture. By introducing controlled depressions and undulations in an otherwise flat surface, the tribological properties can be improved. Lubricant can then be supplied even inside the contact by the small reservoirs, resulting in a reduced friction and a prolonged lifetime of the tribological contact.
In the present paper, well-defined surface textures were produced by lithography and anisotropic etching of silicon wafers. The wafers were subsequently PVD coated with thin wear resistant TiN or DLC coatings, retaining the substrate texture. The size and shape of the depressions were varied and evaluated in reciprocating sliding under dry and boundary lubricated conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 36, no 11, 857-864 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93174DOI: 10.1016/S0301-679X(03)00104-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-93174DiVA: diva2:166571