Improvement of Tribological Characteristics of Multi-Scale Laser-Textured Surface in terms of Lubrication Regime
윤활영역에서 멀티크기 Laser Surface Texturing 효과

Jong-Hyoung Kim, Si Geun Choi, Dawit Zenebe Segu, Yong-Sub Jung, Seock-Sam Kim
2014 Journal of the Korean Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers  
Laser Surface Texturing(LST) is a surface engineering process used to improve tribological characteristics of materials by creating patterned microstructures on the mechanical contact surface. In LST technology, a pulsated laser beam is used to create arranged dimples on a surface by a material ablation process, which can improve such as load capacity, wear resistances, lubrication lifetime, and reduce friction coefficients. In the present study, the effect of multi-scale LST on lubricant
more » ... was investigated. A pulsed Nd:YAG laser was applied on the bearing steel(AISI 52100) to create arranged dimples. To optimize the surface texturing effect on friction, multi-scale texture dimples with some specific formula arrays were fabricated by combining circles, ellipses and the laser ablation process. The tribological testing of multi-scale textured surface was performed by a flat-on-flat unidirectional tribometer under lubrication and the results compared with that of the non-textured surface. Through an increase in sliding speed, the beneficial effect of multi-scale LST performance was achieved. The multi-scale textured surface had lower friction coefficient performances than the non-textured surface due to the hydrodynamic lubrication effect.
doi:10.9725/kstle.2014.30.1.59 fatcat:wyu5ixfq5vhp7njgslewtfash4