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author = {Guegan, J and Kadiric, A and Gabelli, A and Spikes, H},
doi = {10.1007/s11249-016-0768-6},
journal = {Tribology Letters},
title = {The relationship between friction and film thickness in EHD point contacts in the presence of longitudinal roughness},
url = {},
volume = {64},
year = {2016}

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AB - This study investigates friction and film thickness in elastohydrodynamic contacts of machined, rough surfaces, where roughness is dominated by longitudinal ridges parallel to the rolling/sliding direction. A ball-on-disc tribometer was used to simultaneously measure friction and film thickness in rough contacts as well as with nominally smooth specimens for comparison. The studied rough surfaces were selected so that the influence of the root-mean-square roughness and roughness wavelength can be assessed. Friction and film measurements were taken over a range of slide–roll ratios and speeds and with two lubricating oils with different viscosities, hence covering a wide range of specific film thicknesses. The measurements with the nominally smooth specimens show that friction is strongly influenced by thermal effects at high SRRs and that the transition from mixed/boundary to full EHD lubrication occurs at lambda ratios greater than three. At low speeds, the rough specimens are found to generate higher friction than the smooth ones for all the roughness structures considered, and this is shown to be related to the thinner minimum film thickness. Comparison of friction in rough and smooth contacts shows that the total friction in rough contacts can be divided into two components: one that is equivalent to friction in smooth contacts under the same conditions and is dependent on the slide–roll ratio, and the other that is due to the presence of roughness and is independent of the slide–roll ratio under the conditions tested. Further analysis of the minimum film thickness on tops of roughness ridges indicates that even after the full lift-off, an effect of the roughness on friction persists and is most likely related to the local shear stress in the micro-EHD contacts on the top of roughness ridges. At even higher speeds, the difference in friction between the rough and smooth specimens vanishes.
AU - Guegan,J
AU - Kadiric,A
AU - Gabelli,A
AU - Spikes,H
DO - 10.1007/s11249-016-0768-6
PY - 2016///
SN - 1573-2711
TI - The relationship between friction and film thickness in EHD point contacts in the presence of longitudinal roughness
T2 - Tribology Letters
UR -
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VL - 64
ER -