Abstract

In order to find the effects of surface topography on the tribological properties of the rough textured surfaces, an improved mixed lubrication model allowing specifying the standard deviation, the skewness and the kurtosis was developed. In this model, by considering the non-Gaussian properties of rough surfaces, an improved average flow model was combined with a modified statistical elasto-plastic asperity contact model. The performances of the slider bearings with two arrays of anisotropic textures were studied in terms of Stribeck curves. It appears that the tribological properties of the anisotropic textures are sensitive to the sliding direction. Meanwhile, the surfaces with the more negative skewness or the lower kurtosis can obtain the better tribological performances related to friction and wear.

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