Optimization of surface texturing in lubricated contacts

Advanced Lubrication - Klara Bartha

Surface texturing of machine components is a promising technique to increase load carrying capacity of the lubricant film, while reducing friction. However, these advantages are highly dependent on the correct positioning, shape and dimensions of the textures, as well as the operating conditions. The main objective of this project is to develop effcient numerical optimization-techniques in combination with a Computational Fluid Dnamics solver, which enables to determine the optimal surface topology in lubricated contacts, targetting more complicated texture shapes than traditionally used.

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