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Björling, M. & Shi, Y. (2019). DLC and Glycerol: Superlubricity in Rolling/Sliding Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication. Tribology letters, 67(1), Article ID 23.
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2019 (English)In: Tribology letters, ISSN 1023-8883, E-ISSN 1573-2711, Vol. 67, no 1, article id 23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Low friction is one of the most important parameters for the development of machine components and machines with high efficiency. Many of the common machine components of today such as gears, rolling element bearings and cam-followers are defined by their non-conformal contacts leading to high-contact pressures, typically 1–4 GPa. The lubrication of such contacts is usually called elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL). Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and glycerol have individually been shown to produce low friction in boundary, mixed and full film lubrication. A few studies have been conducted using both glycerol and DLC-coated surfaces to achieve even lower friction in pure sliding boundary-lubricated contacts. However, the literature is lacking studies of how the combination of glycerol and DLC performs in non-conformal rolling/sliding contacts where many common machine components operate. Such a study is presented in this article where a ball-on-disc test rig is used to investigate the performance of the combination of DLC and glycerol at pressures up to 1.95 GPa at various entrainment speeds and slide-to-roll ratios. The investigation shows that the DLC-glycerol combination provides very low friction values, in some cases, below the superlubricity threshold of 0.01, possibly shown for the first time at such high pressure in a non-conformal rolling/sliding contact. The low friction mechanism in full film lubrication is a combination of the low pressure-viscosity and high temperature-viscosity sensitivity of glycerol in combination with thermal insulation of the DLC coating and is presented as thermally assisted liquid superlubricity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Traction, EHL, Coatings, friction reducing, Superlubricity, Friction, Thermal effects in EHL, DLC, Glycerol
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72541 (URN)10.1007/s11249-019-1135-1 (DOI)000455190400002 ()2-s2.0-85059784212 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-01-25 (inah)

Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Björling, M., Habchi, W., Bair, S., Larsson, R. & Marklund, P. (2019). Erratum: Towards the true prediction of EHL friction (ed.). Tribology International, 133, 297-297
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2019 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 133, p. 297-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73121 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2018.10.018 (DOI)
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Erratum in: Tribology International, vol. 66, p.19-26, DOI:10.1016/j.triboint.2013.04.008

Available from: 2019-03-06 Created: 2019-03-06 Last updated: 2019-03-06Bibliographically approved
Hansen, J., Björling, M. & Larsson, R. (2019). Mapping of the lubrication regimes in rough surface EHL contacts. Tribology International, 131, 637-651
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping of the lubrication regimes in rough surface EHL contacts
2019 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 131, p. 637-651Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding film formation in rough surface elastohydrodynamically lubricated (EHL) contacts have been an ongoing pursuit in lubrication science for more than half a century. This study furthers that quest by establishing a single combined friction and electrical contact resistance map that forms a clear and comprehensive overview of the lubrication performance. A ball-on-disc machine was operated under a wide variety of heavily loaded rolling/sliding contact conditions. Results show that while sweeping the contact over the SRR- and entrainment speed-domain, the primary sweep direction significantly affects running-in and consequently the transition from full-film to the mixed lubrication regime. Such knowledge sheds new light into the mechanisms that governs EHL film formation and the concurrent interplay with the mixed lubricated friction coefficient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Rough surface EHL, Friction, Stribeck curve, Running-in
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71681 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2018.11.015 (DOI)000456766000062 ()2-s2.0-85057507855 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-12-05 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Vrček, A., Hultqvist, T., Baubet, Y., Björling, M., Marklund, P. & Larsson, R. (2019). Micro-pitting and wear assessment of engine oils operating under boundary lubrication conditions. Tribology International, 129, 338-346
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2019 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 129, p. 338-346Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Current state-of-the-art engine oils tend to enhance micro-pitting damage in rolling contacts under certain operating conditions. ZDDP anti-wear additive was shown to promote such behavior. However, in order to optimize an engine oil formulation for rolling contacts, further studies are needed to assess engine oils in terms of micro-pitting and wear damage. This investigation studies the micro-pitting and wear performance of a number of engine oils for rolling contacts in a ball-on-disc configuration under conditions prevalent in crankshaft roller bearing applications. Based on the results it was concluded that an engine oil containing higher blend of PAO base oil compared to the oil mixture of Group III and PAO has a lower tendency towards micro-pitting and wear.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70731 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2018.08.032 (DOI)000447575600028 ()2-s2.0-85052642062 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-09-24 (inah)

Available from: 2018-09-03 Created: 2018-09-03 Last updated: 2018-11-01Bibliographically approved
Vrček, A., Hultqvist, T., Baubet, Y., Björling, M., Marklund, P. & Larsson, R. (2019). Micro-Pitting and Wear Assessment of PAO vs Mineral-Based Engine Oil Operating under Mixed Lubrication Conditions: Effects of Lambda, Roughness Lay and Sliding Direction. Lubricants, 7(5), Article ID 42.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Micro-Pitting and Wear Assessment of PAO vs Mineral-Based Engine Oil Operating under Mixed Lubrication Conditions: Effects of Lambda, Roughness Lay and Sliding Direction
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2019 (English)In: Lubricants, E-ISSN 2075-4442, Vol. 7, no 5, article id 42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Under certain operating conditions, rolling contacts have been shown to experience some challenges when lubricated with engine oils containing zinc dialkyldithophosphate (ZDDP) anti-wear additive. In order to better understand the main damage mechanisms during various operating conditions, further studies are needed. This article studies micro-pitting and wear damages of bearing steel surfaces under mixed lubrication conditions in a ball-on-disc setup, lubricated with different engine oils. Based on the results, micro-pitting and wear damage is shown to be highly case-dependent. In general, PAO-based engine oil tends to eliminate micro-pitting damage compared to mineral-based engine oil at less severe lubricating conditions. Moreover, a critical lambda was found for both oils, where the highest micro-pitting damage was observed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
micro-pitting, ZDDP, mild wear, surface-initiated fatigue
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75059 (URN)10.3390/lubricants7050042 (DOI)000470959700003 ()2-s2.0-85066431252 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-06-27 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Björling, M., Habchi, W., Bair, S., Larsson, R. & Marklund, P. (2018). Correction to: Friction reduction in elastohydrodynamic contacts by thin-layer thermal insulation (ed.) [Letter to the editor]. Tribology letters, 66(4), 1-1
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2018 (English)In: Tribology letters, ISSN 1023-8883, E-ISSN 1573-2711, Vol. 66, no 4, p. 1-1Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The correct information is given below. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]  Copyright of Tribology Letters is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71140 (URN)10.1007/s11249-018-1079-x (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-10-08Bibliographically approved
Hansen, J., Björling, M., Minami, I. & Larsson, R. (2018). Performance and mechanisms of silicate tribofilm in heavily loaded rolling/sliding non-conformal contacts. Tribology International, 123, 130-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performance and mechanisms of silicate tribofilm in heavily loaded rolling/sliding non-conformal contacts
2018 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 123, p. 130-141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Lubricant performance is vital as heavy-duty gear manufacturers increase power density in their efforts towards increased efficiency. In this work, a recently developed ionic liquid is introduced as a multifunction additive for use in hydrocarbon base fluid. A ball-on-disc tribological test machine was used to evaluate friction and wear in heavily loaded mixed rolling/sliding conditions. The novel multifunctional additive is benchmarked against conventional axle-gear oil additives, and results shows excellent tribological performance in terms of friction and wear. Post-test surface analysis of the wear scars revealed a silicate based tribofilm derived from the novel ionic additive, contrary to conventional phosphorous and/or sulfur based. The silicate tribofilm is correlated to a significantly increased wear resistance and vastly improved running-in performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67928 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2018.03.006 (DOI)000431161600014 ()2-s2.0-85043594654 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-03-20 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Xi, Y., Björling, M., Shi, Y., Mao, J. & Larsson, R. (2017). Application of an inclined, spinning ball-on-rotating disc apparatus to simulate railway wheel and rail contact problems. Wear, 374-375, 46-53
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2017 (English)In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 374-375, p. 46-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Railway wheel-rail contacts involve various combinations of slip, rolling, and creepage. Traditionally, a twin-disc apparatus is used to simulate such problems. However, there are out of plane forces and motions involved in the actual situation. Therefore, the possibility of using a commercially-made, inclined-axis spinning ball-on-disc test rig was investigated to better simulate wheel and rail contact problems. By setting two angle parameters both the lateral and spin creepage can easily be applied to the contact. Traction measurements were conducted, and good agreement was found by comparing the present results with other available experimental data. The effects of the spin creepage on wear were studied in particular. An asymmetrical wear pattern was obtained from cases that applied a low longitudinal creepage and a spin creepage, corresponding to a rail running on a curved track. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this work is the first of its kind to be done using a laboratory-scale tribometer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61325 (URN)10.1016/j.wear.2016.12.034 (DOI)000395954700007 ()2-s2.0-85008500847 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-01-09 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Björling, M., Bair, S., Mu, L., Zhu, J. & Shi, Y. (2017). Elastohydrodynamic performance of a bio-based, non-corrosive ionic liquid. Applied Sciences: APPS, 17(10), Article ID 996.
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2017 (English)In: Applied Sciences: APPS, ISSN 1454-5101, E-ISSN 1454-5101, Vol. 17, no 10, article id 996Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To improve performance of machine components, lubrication is one of the most important factors. Especially for use in extreme environments, researchers look for other solutions rather than common lubricant base stocks like mineral oils or vegetable oils. One such example is ionic liquids. Ionic liquids have been defined as molten salts with melting points below 100 °C that are entirely ionic in nature, comprising both cationic and anionic species. The industrial use of ionic liquids is mostly as solvents, electrolytes, extractants and catalysts. In tribological applications, ionic liquids are mainly studied in boundary lubrication and in pure sliding contacts. In this work, the elastohydrodynamic performance of a bio-based, non-corrosive, [choline][L-proline] ionic liquid is evaluated in terms of pressure-viscosity response, film forming capability and friction. The results show a pressure-viscosity coefficient of below 8 GPa-1 at 25 °C, among the lowest reported for any ionic liquid. The ionic liquid generated up to 70% lower friction than a reference paraffin oil with a calculated difference in film thickness of 11%. It was also shown that this ionic liquid is very hygroscopic, which is believed to explain part of the low friction results, but also has to be considered in practical applications since the water content will influence the properties and thus the performance of the lubricant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2017
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66007 (URN)10.3390/app7100996 (DOI)000414457800034 ()2-s2.0-85030115286 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-10-09 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-10-09 Created: 2017-10-09 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Hansen, J., Björling, M., Nyberg, E. & Larsson, R. (2017). Elastohydrodynamic performance of a hydrocarbon mimicking ionic liquid additive. In: : . Paper presented at STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Atlanta, USA, May 22-25.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Elastohydrodynamic performance of a hydrocarbon mimicking ionic liquid additive
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Machine elements operating under lubricated conditions will eventually fail due to high stresses and fatigue-related causes. In order to find optimum protective measures, it is important to understand how the stresses arise and what factors that influence their magnitude. With the current shift for more sever lubricating regimes, the role of tribo-improvers is becoming vital. At this point, the interplay between the chemisorption mechanism of various lubricant compounds and surface failure is not yet fully understood. To obtain a better understanding of this, a newly developed ionic structured tribo-improving additive, based on silicon, was investigated and benchmarked against conventional heavy-duty gearbox additives. A ball on disc device was operated under heavily loaded rolling/sliding conditions, at elevated temperature to simulate gear like conditions, and lubricating performance was subsequently evaluated in terms of friction and wear. Such results highlight the importance of properly designed lubricants for optimal tribo-performance under rolling-sliding conditions

National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66451 (URN)
Conference
STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Atlanta, USA, May 22-25
Available from: 2017-11-07 Created: 2017-11-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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