Wear behavior of micro-coined steel surfaces under mixed lubrication
2016 (English)In: Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, ISSN 0036-8792, E-ISSN 1758-5775Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Hemispherical structures with different area densities (20 and 30 %), depths (50 and 100 µm) and diameters (100 and 200 µm) were fabricated by hot micro-coining on stainless steel samples. The wear performance of these samples was studied using a ball-on-disk tribometer in rotational sliding mode using a normal load of 30 N and a fixed sliding velocity of 2 cm/s. Two different Poly-(alpha)-olefin oils without any additive having a kinematic viscosity of 4 and 40 cSt, respectively, were used to study the influence of the oil viscosity on the wear behavior. Concerning the polished reference, an enlarged wear volume with an increase in the cycle number and oil viscosity was observed. In the case of the micro-coined surfaces, all samples demonstrate a pronounced reduction in the wear volume (up to a factor of 100 for PAO 40) compared to the polished reference irrespective of the oil viscosity used.
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Other Civil Engineering
Research subject Operation and Maintenance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60164DiVA: diva2:1044859