Imperial College London

ProfessorDanieleDini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Tribology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7242d.dini Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Chrissy Stevens +44 (0)20 7594 7064

 
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Location

 

669City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Ewen JP, Heyes DM, Dini D, 2018, Advances in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of lubricants and additives, Friction, ISSN: 2223-7690

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Ewen JP, Kannam S, Todd B, Dini Det al., 2018, Slip of Hexadecane on Organic Friction Modifier Monolayers, APS March Meeting 2018

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Ewen JP, Kannam SK, Todd BD, Dini Det al., 2018, Slip of Alkanes Confined between Surfactant Monolayers Adsorbed on Solid Surfaces., Langmuir, Vol: 34, Pages: 3864-3873

The slip and friction behavior of n-hexadecane, confined between organic friction modifier surfactant films adsorbed on hematite surfaces, has been studied using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. The influence of the surfactant type and coverage, as well as the applied shear rate and pressure, has been investigated. A measurable slip length is only observed for surfactant films with a high surface coverage, which provide smooth interfaces between well-defined surfactant and hexadecane layers. Slip commences above a critical shear rate, beyond which the slip length first increases with increasing shear rate and then asymptotes toward a constant value. The maximum slip length increases significantly with increasing pressure. Systems and conditions which show a larger slip length typically give a lower friction coefficient. Generally, the friction coefficient increases linearly with logarithmic shear rate; however, it shows a much stronger shear rate dependency at low pressure than at high pressure. Relating slip and friction, slip only occurs above a critical shear stress, after which the slip length first increases linearly with increasing shear stress and then asymptotes. This behavior is well-described using previously proposed slip models. This study provides a more detailed understanding of the slip of alkanes on surfactant monolayers. It also suggests that high coverage surfactant films can significantly reduce friction by promoting slip, even when the surfaces are well-separated by a lubricant.

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Forte AE, Galvan S, Dini D, 2018, Models and tissue mimics for brain shift simulations, BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, Vol: 17, Pages: 249-261, ISSN: 1617-7959

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Kanca Y, Milner P, Dini D, Amis Aet al., 2018, Tribological evaluation of biomedical polycarbonate urethanes against articular cartilage, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, ISSN: 1751-6161

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Kanca Y, Milner P, Dini D, Amis AAet al., 2018, Tribological properties of PVA/PVP blend hydrogels against articular cartilage, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, Vol: 78, Pages: 36-45, ISSN: 1751-6161

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Lu J, Reddyhoff T, Dini D, 2018, 3D Measurements of Lubricant and Surface Temperatures Within an Elastohydrodynamic Contact, TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, Vol: 66, ISSN: 1023-8883

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Menga N, Carbone G, Dini D, 2018, Do uniform tangential interfacial stresses enhance adhesion?, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol: 112, Pages: 145-156, ISSN: 0022-5096

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd We present theoretical arguments, based on linear elasticity and thermodynamics, to show that interfacial tangential stresses in sliding adhesive soft contacts may lead to a significant increase of the effective energy of adhesion. A sizable expansion of the contact area is predicted in conditions corresponding to such scenario. These results are easily explained and are valid under the assumptions that: (i) sliding at the interface does not lead to any loss of adhesive interaction and (ii) spatial fluctuations of frictional stresses can be considered negligible. Our results are seemingly supported by existing experiments, and show that frictional stresses may lead to an increase of the effective energy of adhesion depending on which conditions are established at the interface of contacting bodies in the presence of adhesive forces.

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Tajabadi-Ebrahimi M, Dini D, Balint DS, Sutton AP, Ozbayraktar Set al., 2018, Discrete crack dynamics: a planar model of crack propagation and crack-inclusion interactions in brittle materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures, ISSN: 0020-7683

The Multipole Method (MPM) is used to simulate the many-body self-consistentproblem of interacting elliptical micro-cracks and inclusions in single crystals. Acriterion is employed to determine the crack propagation path based on the stressdistribution; the evolution of individual micro-cracks and their interactions withexisting cracks and inclusions is then predicted using what we coin the DiscreteCrack Dynamics (DCD) method. DCD is fast (semi-analytical) and particularlysuitable for the simulation of evolving low-speed crack networks in brittle orquasi-brittle materials. The method is validated against finite element analysispredictions and previously published experimental data.

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Vakis A, Yastrebov V, Scheibert J, Minfray C, Nicola L, Dini D, Almqvist A, Paggi M, Lee S, Limbert G, Molinari JF, Anciaux G, Aghababaei R, Echeverri Restrepo S, Papangelo A, Cammarata A, Nicolini P, Putignano C, Carbone G, Ciavarella M, Stupkiewicz S, Lengiewicz J, Costagliola G, Bosia F, Guarino R, Pugno NM, Müser MHet al., 2018, Modeling and simulation in tribology across scales: an overview, Tribology International, ISSN: 0301-679X

This review summarizes recent advances in the area of tribology based on the outcome of a Lorentz Center workshop surveying various physical, chemical and mechanical phenomena across scales. Among the main themes discussed were those of rough surface representations, the breakdown of continuum theories at the nano- and micro-scales, as well as multiscale and multiphysics aspects for analytical and computational models relevant to applications spanning a variety of sectors, from automotive to biotribology and nanotechnology. Significant effort is still required to account for complementary nonlinear effects of plasticity, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication and surface chemistry in tribological models. For each topic, we propose some research directions.

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Arana C, Evangelou SA, Dini D, 2017, Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension application to comfort enhancement, CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, Vol: 59, Pages: 111-126, ISSN: 0967-0661

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Bodnarchuk MS, Dini D, Heyes DM, Breakspear A, Chahine Set al., 2017, Molecular Dynamics Studies of Overbased Detergents on a Water Surface, LANGMUIR, Vol: 33, Pages: 7263-7270, ISSN: 0743-7463

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Bodnarchuk MS, Doncom KEB, Wright DB, Heyes DM, Dini D, O'Reilly RKet al., 2017, Polyelectrolyte pK(a) from experiment and molecular dynamics simulation, RSC ADVANCES, Vol: 7, Pages: 20007-20014, ISSN: 2046-2069

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Ewen JP, Gattinoni C, Zhang J, Heyes DM, Spikes HA, Dini Det al., 2017, On the effect of confined fluid molecular structure on nonequilibrium phase behaviour and friction, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, Vol: 19, Pages: 17883-17894, ISSN: 1463-9076

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Ewen JP, Restrepo SE, Morgan N, Dini Det al., 2017, Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of stearic acid adsorbed on iron surfaces with nanoscale roughness, TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Vol: 107, Pages: 264-273, ISSN: 0301-679X

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Forte AE, Gentleman SM, Dini D, 2017, On the characterization of the heterogeneous mechanical response of human brain tissue, BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, Vol: 16, Pages: 907-920, ISSN: 1617-7959

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Gurrutxaga-Lerma B, Balint DS, Dini D, Sutton APet al., 2017, A Dynamic Discrete Dislocation Plasticity study of elastodynamic shielding of stationary cracks, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, Vol: 98, Pages: 1-11, ISSN: 0022-5096

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Gurrutxaga-Lerma B, Shehadeh MA, Balint DS, Dini D, Chen L, Eakins DEet al., 2017, The effect of temperature on the elastic precursor decay in shock loaded FCC aluminium and BCC iron, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, Vol: 96, Pages: 135-155, ISSN: 0749-6419

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Hajishafiee A, Kadiric A, Ioannides S, Dini Det al., 2017, A coupled finite-volume CFD solver for two-dimensional elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication problems with particular application to rolling element bearings, TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Vol: 109, Pages: 258-273, ISSN: 0301-679X

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Heyes DM, Dini D, Smith ER, Branka ACet al., 2017, Nanowire Stretching by Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, Vol: 254, ISSN: 0370-1972

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Hu H, Wen J, Bao L, Jia L, Song D, Song B, Pan G, Scaraggi M, Dini D, Xue Q, Zhou Fet al., 2017, Significant and stable drag reduction with air rings confined by alternated superhydrophobic and hydrophilic strips, SCIENCE ADVANCES, Vol: 3, ISSN: 2375-2548

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Knight C, Abdol Azis MH, O'Sullivan C, Van Wachem B, Dini Det al., 2017, Sensitivity analysis of Immersed Boundary Method simulations of fluid flow in dense polydisperse random grain packings, ISSN: 2101-6275

© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. Polydisperse granular materials are ubiquitous in nature and industry. Despite this, knowledge of the momentum coupling between the fluid and solid phases in dense saturated grain packings comes almost exclusively from empirical correlations [2-4, 8] with monosized media. The Immersed Boundary Method (IBM) is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling technique capable of resolving pore scale fluid flow and fluid-particle interaction forces in polydisperse media at the grain scale. Validation of the IBM in the low Reynolds number, high concentration limit was performed by comparing simulations of flow through ordered arrays of spheres with the boundary integral results of Zick and Homsy [10] . Random grain packings were studied with linearly graded particle size distributions with a range of coefficient of uniformity values (C u = 1.01, 1.50, and 2.00) at a range of concentrations (Φ ∈ [0.396; 0.681]) in order to investigate the influence of polydispersity on drag and permeability. The sensitivity of the IBM results to the choice of radius retraction parameter [1] was investigated and a comparison was made between the predicted forces and the widely used Ergun correlation [3].

CONFERENCE PAPER

Ma S, Scaraggi M, Lin P, Yu B, Wang D, Dini D, Zhou Fet al., 2017, Nanohydrogel Brushes for Switchable Underwater Adhesion, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 121, Pages: 8452-8463, ISSN: 1932-7447

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Mackowiak S, Heyes DM, Pieprzyk S, Dini D, Branka ACet al., 2017, Non-Equilibrium Phase Behavior of Confined Molecular Films at Low Shear Rates, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, Vol: 254, ISSN: 0370-1972

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McCarron R, Stewart D, Shipway P, Dini Det al., 2017, Sliding wear analysis of cobalt based alloys in nuclear reactor conditions, WEAR, Vol: 376, Pages: 1489-1501, ISSN: 0043-1648

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Mueser MH, Dapp WB, Bugnicourt R, Sainsot P, Lesaffre N, Lubrecht TA, Persson BNJ, Harris K, Bennett A, Schulze K, Rohde S, Ifju P, Sawyer WG, Angelini T, Esfahani HA, Kadkhodaei M, Akbarzadeh S, Wu J-J, Vorlaufer G, Vernes A, Solhjoo S, Vakis AI, Jackson RL, Xu Y, Streator J, Rostami A, Dini D, Medina S, Carbone G, Bottiglione F, Afferrante L, Monti J, Pastewka L, Robbins MO, Greenwood JAet al., 2017, Meeting the Contact-Mechanics Challenge, TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, Vol: 65, ISSN: 1023-8883

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Profito FJ, Vladescu S-C, Reddyhoff T, Dini Det al., 2017, Transient experimental and modelling studies of laser-textured micro-grooved surfaces with a focus on piston-ring cylinder liner contacts, TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Vol: 113, Pages: 125-136, ISSN: 0301-679X

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Profito FJ, Vladescu S-C, Reddyhoff T, Dini Det al., 2017, Experimental Validation of a Mixed-Lubrication Regime Model for Textured Piston-Ring-Liner Contacts, MATERIALS PERFORMANCE AND CHARACTERIZATION, Vol: 6, Pages: 112-129, ISSN: 2379-1365

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Putignano C, Dini D, 2017, Soft Matter Lubrication: Does Solid Viscoelasticity Matter?, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, Vol: 9, Pages: 42287-42295, ISSN: 1944-8244

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Shen L, Denner F, Morgan N, van Wachem B, Dini Det al., 2017, Marangoni effect on small-amplitude capillary waves in viscous fluids, Physical Review E, Vol: 96, Pages: 053110-053110, ISSN: 1539-3755

We derive a general integro-differential equation for the transient behavior of small-amplitude capillary waves on the planar surface of a viscous fluid in the presence of the Marangoni effect. The equation is solved for an insoluble surfactant solution in concentration below the critical micelle concentration undergoing convective-diffusive surface transport. The special case of a diffusion-driven surfactant is considered near the the critical damping wavelength. The Marangoni effect is shown to contribute to the overall damping mechanism, and a first-order term correction to the critical wavelength with respect to the surfactant concentration difference and the Schmidt number is proposed.

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