State of the Art in Laser Surface Texturing

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Izhak Etsion

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel

J. Tribol 127(1), 248-253 (Feb 07, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1828070 History: Received December 18, 2003; Revised August 11, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
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LST regular micro-surface structure in the form of micro-dimples
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Seal model and mode of operation
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Comparison of the friction torque versus face loading for textured and nontextured SiC/ SiC seals in water 35
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Schematic of a partial laser surface textured mechanical seal
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Friction torque versus sealed pressure for nontextured and partial textured seals 37
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Correlation between experimental and theoretical results of friction time variation at 1000 rpm under full lubrication condition 42
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Effect of oil starvation on the average friction force at 900 rpm for various dimple depths, hp42
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Typical pressure distribution in three slider bearing configurations of: 1-plane slider, 2-stepped slider, 3-surface textured parallel slider
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A comparison of friction coefficient of partial bidirectional and unidirectional LST bearings, and a baseline untextured bearing at 1500 rpm 46



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