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Volume 5 No. 1
28 March 2017

Zulfiqar A. KHAN,Vivek CHACKO,Hammad NAZIR

2017, 5(1): 1-22.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0143-0
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This paper presents a comprehensive review of friction modelling to provide an understanding of design for durability within interacting systems. Friction is a complex phenomenon and occurs at the interface of two components in relative motion. Over the last several decades, the effects of friction and its modelling techniques have been of significant interests in terms of industrial applications. There is however a need to develop a unified mathematical model for friction to inform design fo...

Jingyan NIAN,Liwei CHEN,Zhiguang GUO,Weimin LIU

2017, 5(1): 23-31.   doi:10.1007/s40544-016-0128-4
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Lamellar compounds such as the disulfides of molybdenum and tungsten are widely used as additives in lubricant oils or as solid lubricants in aerospace industries. The dioxides of these two transition metals have identical microstructures with those of the disulfides. The differences in the lubrication behaviors of disulfide and dioxides were investigated theoretically. Tungsten dioxide and molybdenum dioxide exhibit higher bond strengths at the interface and lower interlayer interactions tha...

Songtao HU,Weifeng HUANG,Noel BRUNETIERE,Xiangfeng LIU,Yuming WANG

2017, 5(1): 32-44.   doi:10.1007/s40544-016-0129-3
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Existing ISO segmented and continuous separation methods for differentiating the two components contained within a bi-Gaussian stratified surface were developed based on the fit of the probability material ratio curve. In the present study, because of the significant effect of the plateau component on tribological behavior such as asperity contact, wear and friction, a truncated separation method is proposed based on the truncation of the upper Gaussian component defined by zero skewness. The...


2017, 5(1): 45-55.   doi:10.1007/s40544-016-0136-4
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The present paper is devoted to a theoretical analysis of sliding friction under the influence of oscillations perpendicular to the sliding plane. In contrast to previous works we analyze the influence of the stiffness of the tribological contact in detail and also consider the case of large oscillation amplitudes at which the contact is lost during a part of the oscillation period, so that the sample starts to “jump”. It is shown that the macroscopic coefficient of friction is a function of ...


2017, 5(1): 56-65.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0138-x
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The correlation between the wear behavior of a heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) brake liner tested under controlled laboratory conditions and that in actual field conditions is investigated. A brake liner study for friction and wear is performed on an inertia brake dynamometer (IBD) at different temperatures (200℃, 250℃, and 300℃) using 6000 brake actuations in a laboratory. The total wear loss of the brake liner at three different temperatures for 6000 brake actuations in IBD is found to be 1....

Sanjeev KATOCH,Rakesh SEHGAL,Vishal SINGH

2017, 5(1): 66-86.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0139-9
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Cryogenic treatment (CT) is a relatively new field, which has emerged during the last three decades of the twentieth century. However, its impact on material shaping and making tool life, and enhancement of their mechanical properties are quite remarkable. The selection of appropriate process parameters for CT is essential for cost reduction and optimum productivity. This study focuses on the influence of key parameters of CT cycles (i.e., soaking temperature and duration) on the friction and...

Gangqiang ZHANG,Tianhui REN,Xiangqiong ZENG,Emile VAN DER HEIDE

2017, 5(1): 87-98.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0140-3
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Tribological interactions between surgical suture and human tissue play an important role in the stitching process. The purpose of the paper is to understanding the tribological behavior of surgical suture interacting with artificial skin, with respect to surgical suture material and structure, by means of a capstan experiment approach and a contact area model. The results indicated that structure and surface topography of the surgical suture had a pronounced effect on the tribological intera...

Aibin ZHU,Dayong HE,Shengli HE,Wencheng LUO

2017, 5(1): 99-107.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0142-1
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In this paper, the material removal mechanism of copper chemical mechanical polishing was studied by the quasicontinuum method that integrated molecular dynamics and the finite element method. By analyzing the abrasive process of different particle sizes on single crystal copper, we investigated the internal material deformation, the formation of chips, the stress distribution, and the change of cutting force. Results showed that shear band deformation was generated along the cutting directio...


2017, 5(1): 108-114.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0148-8
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A three-dimensional (3D) scratch model is proposed to investigate the effects of yield strength of both coatings and substrates. With the help of combined Coulomb and plastic friction, the obtained results comprehensively interpret the experimental phenomena in most metals that with the growth of hardness after heat treatment the scratch friction coefficient (SFC) increases. This interpretation could not be done before. Scratch tests on the surface with or without the coating are discussed. W...


2017, 5(1): 115-122.   doi:10.1007/s40544-017-0149-7
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Thermally grown surface oxide layers dominate the single-asperity tribological behavior of a Zr60Cu30Al10 glass. Increase in oxidation time leads to an increased contribution of shearing and a corresponding decreased contribution of ploughing to friction. This change in the dominating friction and wear mechanism results in an overall minor decrease of the friction coefficient of oxidized surfaces compared to the metallic glass sample with native surface oxide....