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Hultqvist, T., Vrček, A., Marklund, P., Prakash, B. & Larsson, R. (2020). Transient analysis of surface roughness features in thermal elastohydrodynamic contacts. Tribology International, 141, Article ID 105915.
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2020 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 141, article id 105915Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding the influence of surface roughness in elastohydrodynamically lubricated (EHL) contacts is essential to improve durability and friction performance of machine elements employing non-conformal contacting surfaces. In this work, the transient event of a surface feature passing through a thermal EHL line contact operating under different sliding conditions is investigated with the purpose of providing a deeper understanding of surface roughness influence. This is achieved by solving the EHL problem in space and time. It was seen that sliding influences the temperature rise in the contact significantly, especially in the vicinity of the asperity. However, due to the characteristic behaviour of EHL contacts, the local temperature rise mainly influence the film thickness during exiting of inlet perturbations and the asperity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication, Transient conditions, Surface features, Numerical modelling
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75817 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2019.105915 (DOI)2-s2.0-85071778495 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 41215-1
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-09-10 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-09-03 Created: 2019-09-03 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
Tosic, M., Larsson, R., Jovanović, J., Lohner, T., Björling, M. & Stahl, K. (2019). A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on Shearing Mechanisms in Thermal Elastohydrodynamic Line Contacts. Lubricants, 7(8), Article ID 69.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on Shearing Mechanisms in Thermal Elastohydrodynamic Line Contacts
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2019 (English)In: Lubricants, E-ISSN 2075-4442, Vol. 7, no 8, article id 69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the thermal elastohydrodynamically lubricated (EHL) line contact problem has been developed for the purpose of exploring the physical processes that occur inside a thin EHL film subjected to shearing motion. The Navier–Stokes equations are solved by using the finite volume method (FVM) in a commercial CFD software, ANSYS Fluent. A set of user-defined functions (UDF) are used for computing viscosity, density, heat source, temperature of moving surfaces and elastic deformation of the top roller according to well-established equations commonly used in the EHL theory. The cavitation problem is solved by taking into account multiphase mixture flow. The model combinations of Houpert and Ree–Eyring and of Tait and Carreau were used for modeling the non-Newtonian behavior of Squalane and the results were compared. Both rheological models suggest the existence of shear-band and plug-flow at high fluid pressure. Due to the differences in viscosity at GPa-level pressure, the chosen model has substantial influence on the computed shear stress and temperature distributions in the high-pressure region. This shows the importance of using correct rheology information in the whole range of pressure, temperature, and shear strain rate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
EHL, TEHL, CFD, finite volume, non-Newtonian fluid, cavitation, rheology, fluent
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75819 (URN)10.3390/lubricants7080069 (DOI)000482956800010 ()2-s2.0-85071170341 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-09-09 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-09-03 Created: 2019-09-03 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Hua, J., Björling, M., Grahn, M., Larsson, R. & Shi, Y. (2019). A smart friction control strategy enabled by CO2 absorption and desorption. Scientific Reports, 9(1), Article ID 13262.
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2019 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 13262Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Intelligent control of friction is an attractive but challenging topic and it has rarely been investigated for full size engineering applications. In this work, it is instigated if it would be possible to adjust friction by controlling viscosity in a lubricated contact. By exploiting the ability to adjust the viscosity of the switchable ionic liquids, 1,8-Diazabicyclo (5.4.0) undec-7-ene (DBU)/ glycerol mixture via the addition of CO2, the friction could be controlled in the elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) regime. The friction decreased with increasing the amount of CO2 to the lubricant and increased after partial releasing CO2. As CO2 was absorbed by the liquid, the viscosity of the liquid increased which resulted in that the film thickness increased. At the same time the pressure-viscosity coefficient decreased with the addition of CO2. When CO2 was released again the friction increased and it was thus possible to control friction by adding or removing CO2.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
National Category
Chemical Process Engineering Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Chemical Technology; Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76046 (URN)10.1038/s41598-019-49864-w (DOI)000485680900059 ()31519987 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85072208170 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-09-18 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically 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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erratum: Towards the true prediction of EHL friction
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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)
Note

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
Hultqvist, T., Vrček, A., Prakash, B., Marklund, P. & Larsson, R. (2019). Influence of lubricant pressure response on sub-surface stress in elastohydrodynamically lubricated finite line contacts. Journal of tribology, 141(3), Article ID 031502.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Influence of lubricant pressure response on sub-surface stress in elastohydrodynamically lubricated finite line contacts
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2019 (English)In: Journal of tribology, ISSN 0742-4787, E-ISSN 1528-8897, Vol. 141, no 3, article id 031502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to adapt to increasingly stringent CO2 regulations, the automotive industry must develop and evaluate low cost, low emission solutions in the powertrain technology. This often implies increased power density and the use of low viscosity oils, leading to additional challenges related to the durability of various machine elements. Therefore, an increased understanding of lubricated contacts becomes important where oil viscosity-pressure and compressibility-pressure behaviour have been shown to influence the film thickness and pressure distribution in EHL contacts, further influencing the durability. In this work, a finite line EHL contact is analysed with focus on the oil compressibility- and viscositypressure response, comparing two oils with relatively different behaviour and its influence on subsurface stress concentrations in the contacting bodies. Results indicate that increased pressure gradients and pressure spikes, and therefore increased localized stress concentrations, can be expected for stiffer, less compressible oils, which under transient loading conditions not only affect the outlet but also the edges of the roller

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ASME Press, 2019
Keywords
Elastohydrodynamic lubrication, Finite line contacts, Sub-surface stress, Transient loading
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71551 (URN)10.1115/1.4041733 (DOI)000457029800007 ()2-s2.0-85057759100 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 41215-1
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-12-07 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically 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
Vrček, A., Hultqvist, T., Baubet, Y., Marklund, P. & Larsson, R. (2019). Micro-pitting Damage of Bearing Steel Surfaces under Mixed Lubrication Conditions: Effects of Roughness, Hardness and ZDDP Additive. Tribology International, 138, 239-249
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Micro-pitting Damage of Bearing Steel Surfaces under Mixed Lubrication Conditions: Effects of Roughness, Hardness and ZDDP Additive
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2019 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 138, p. 239-249Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Micro-pitting presents a failure of the rolling/sliding contact metal asperities operating under boundary/mixed lubrication conditions. The studies have shown that micro-pitting failure competes with mild wear and that lubricant additives can have either detrimental or beneficial effects on micro-pitting evolution. This article describes a methodology to investigate micro-pitting damage on bearing steels using a twin-disc machine to better represent mechanical components, i.e. bearings, crankshafts, etc. In addition, effects of roughness, hardness and the ZDDP additive are presented and discussed. A sufficient hardness difference can completely eliminate micro-pitting damage mode. Furthermore, the presence of ZDDP anti-wear additive in fully formulated engine oil was shown to protect rougher surfaces and promote wear on smoother surfaces, thus completely eliminating the micro-pitting damage mode.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Micro-pitting, Mild wear, Hardness, ZDDP
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75061 (URN)10.1016/j.triboint.2019.05.038 (DOI)000484647200024 ()2-s2.0-85066476632 (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: 2019-09-27Bibliographically approved
Wu, J., Mu, L., Feng, X., Lu, X., Larsson, R. & Shi, Y. (2019). Poly(alkylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide)-Based Polymerized Ionic Liquids: A Potential  High-Performance Lubricating Grease. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6(5), Article ID 1801796.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Poly(alkylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide)-Based Polymerized Ionic Liquids: A Potential  High-Performance Lubricating Grease
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2019 (English)In: Advanced Materials Interfaces, ISSN 2196-7350, Vol. 6, no 5, article id 1801796Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Polymers prepared from ionic liquids are widely called polymerized ionic liquids (PILs). Compared to monocationic and dicationic ILs, PILs have higher molecular weights, charge, and greater intermolecular interactions, which make PILs have a higher possibility to generate better lubricity. PILs of poly‐alkylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (PImC6NTf2) is studied herein. Dicationic ILs of 1,1′‐(pentane‐1,5‐diyl)‐bis(3‐butylimidazolium) bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BIm5‐(NTf2)2) is used as additive to decrease the crystallization temperature of PImC6NTf2. Lubricity of PImC6NTf2 and PImC6NTf2+BIm5‐(NTf2)2, as well as BIm5‐(NTf2)2 for comparison is evaluated under severe conditions, i.e., 3.0 to 3.5 GPa and 200 °C. The rheological study suggests that PImC6NTf2 can be classified into grease. Tribological test results show that PImC6NTf2 has much better antiwear property than BIm5‐(NTf2)2, especially at 3.5 GPa. Adding 4% BIm5‐(NTf2)2 to PImC6NTf2 is able to reduce friction under high pressure. At 200 °C, PImC6NTf2 exhibits excellent lubricity. The mixture of 96%PImC6NTf2+4%BIm5‐(NTf2)2 shows even better antiwear property than neat PImC6NTf2 and exhibits the highest friction reducing property among the ILs at 200 °C. It is speculated that the robust strength of PILs and strong adhesion between PILs and solids are key factors in achieving the excellent antiwear property.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
grease, high pressure and high temperature, lubricity, polymerized ionic liquids
National Category
Tribology (Interacting Surfaces including Friction, Lubrication and Wear)
Research subject
Machine Elements
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72623 (URN)10.1002/admi.201801796 (DOI)000460657100002 ()
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-03-11 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
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