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Contact Splitting and the Effect of Dimple Depth on Static Friction of Textured Surfaces

Greiner, Christian; Schäfer, Michael; Popp, Uwe; Gumbsch,Peter



Abstract (englisch): The morphological texturing of surfaces has demonstrated its high potential to maximize adhesion as well as to reduce friction and wear. A key to understanding such phenomena is a principle known as contact splitting. Here, we extend this concept to the static friction behavior of dimpled surfaces. Our results indicate that contact splitting does exist for such structures and that with certain dimple sizes and depths static friction values significantly exceeding those of untextured surfaces can be obtained. These results can be applied to all surfaces where friction forces are to be tuned, from nanoelectromechanical systems up to combustion engines.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1021/am500879m
ISSN: 1944-8244
KITopen ID: 1000053331
Erschienen in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Band 6
Heft 11
Seiten 7986-7990
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