Our purpose was to study the tribological eects of surface texturing at the mesoscale, generally disregarded. We realized hemispherical dimples on 100Cr6 steel pins using a ns-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. Both radius and depth of the patterns fall in the very-low part of the micrometric scale, ranging respectively from 10 to 13 m and from 4 to 6.5 m. To map Stribeck curves, we used a pin-on-disk apparatus and a commercial motor oil as lubricant. The results conrm that the post-texturing lapping process is crucial to achieve a reduction in the coecient of friction. These patterns show a tribological eect mainly in mixed lubrication regime, and partially in hydrodynamic regime. Even very small dierences in radius and depth may induce very dierent response, evidencing the need of very ne tuning of the geometrical characteristics of the patterns. The lower friction was recorded for larger and deeper dimples. Friction reduction for increasing dimples density has been found as well. Endurance tests in boundary lubrication regime show a more stable coecient of friction and a larger mean lifetime of patterned surfaces with respect to polished one. Furthermore, water-contact-angle tests show a weak hydrophobic eect for high aspect ratio patterns. However, no correlation was observed between wettability and tribological response.

Tribological response of laser-textured steel pins with low-dimensional micrometric patterns / Fiaschi, G.; Di Lauro, M.; Ballestrazzi, A.; Rota, A.; Biscarini, F.; Valeri, S.. - In: TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0301-679X. - (2020), pp. 1-7. [10.1016/j.triboint.2019.01.007]

Tribological response of laser-textured steel pins with low-dimensional micrometric patterns

Fiaschi G.;Di Lauro M.;Ballestrazzi A.;Rota A.;Biscarini F.;Valeri S.
2020

Abstract

Our purpose was to study the tribological eects of surface texturing at the mesoscale, generally disregarded. We realized hemispherical dimples on 100Cr6 steel pins using a ns-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. Both radius and depth of the patterns fall in the very-low part of the micrometric scale, ranging respectively from 10 to 13 m and from 4 to 6.5 m. To map Stribeck curves, we used a pin-on-disk apparatus and a commercial motor oil as lubricant. The results conrm that the post-texturing lapping process is crucial to achieve a reduction in the coecient of friction. These patterns show a tribological eect mainly in mixed lubrication regime, and partially in hydrodynamic regime. Even very small dierences in radius and depth may induce very dierent response, evidencing the need of very ne tuning of the geometrical characteristics of the patterns. The lower friction was recorded for larger and deeper dimples. Friction reduction for increasing dimples density has been found as well. Endurance tests in boundary lubrication regime show a more stable coecient of friction and a larger mean lifetime of patterned surfaces with respect to polished one. Furthermore, water-contact-angle tests show a weak hydrophobic eect for high aspect ratio patterns. However, no correlation was observed between wettability and tribological response.
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Tribological response of laser-textured steel pins with low-dimensional micrometric patterns / Fiaschi, G.; Di Lauro, M.; Ballestrazzi, A.; Rota, A.; Biscarini, F.; Valeri, S.. - In: TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0301-679X. - (2020), pp. 1-7. [10.1016/j.triboint.2019.01.007]
Fiaschi, G.; Di Lauro, M.; Ballestrazzi, A.; Rota, A.; Biscarini, F.; Valeri, S.
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