Surface Texturing in Hydraulic Machine Components for Friction Reduction
Surface Texturing에 의한 유압부품의 마찰저감

Tae Jo Park, Min Gyu Kim
2016 Journal of Drive and Control  
In hydraulic machinery, the hydraulic fluid acts primarily as working fluid and secondarily as a lubricant. Hence, the viscous friction force acting on the sliding components should be reduced to improve the mechanical efficiency. It is now well known that the surface texturing is a useful method for friction reduction. In this study, using a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, FLUENT, the lubrication characteristics of a surface textured slider bearing under high boundary
more » ... high boundary pressure difference is studied. The streamlines, velocity profiles, pressure distributions, load capacity, friction force and leakage flowrate are highly affected by the film thickness ratio and the textured region. Partial texturing at the inlet region of the inclined slider bearing can reduce both friction force and leakage flowrate than in the untextured case. The present results can be used to improve the lubrication characteristics of hydraulic machinery.
doi:10.7839/ksfc.2016.13.1.027 fatcat:wdfx645fx5ciha7dgieacugqti