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  • 1.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Rosen, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Combined SEM and Stylus Profiling Sensoring for Improved Cylinder Liner Honing2006In: Proceedings of Austrib 06 - International Tribology Conference, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology , 2006, p. 6-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The demands on decreased environmental impact from vehicles are resulting in a strong push for decreased engine oil and fuel consumption.

    Recent engine tests have shown a promising reduction in oil consumption when using cylinder liners with a smoother finish than the current plateau honing.

    One approach to produce smoother liner surfaces is to replace SiC ceramic honing stones with diamond tools. However, even though the diamond honing process results in higher productivity, improved quality control is needed to monitor the degree of cold worked material - “blechmantel” (German), and the resulting risk of increased wear and scuffing.

    A number of petrol and diesel engine cylinder liners have been mapped to be able to verify the quality and consequences, in terms of wear and function, of the honing process. A new mapping method, combining SEM images and quantitative image analysis with traditional 2D profilometry has been developed and tested in this study. The surface mapping method developed was employed before and after the test to study effect of running-in wear on the surface, features characterized with the SEM- and the 2D profilometer.

    The results show that combining SEM- and profilometric methods gives a good picture of the effects of varying the cylinder liner pressure and roughness. The core roughness decreases more for diesel liners than for petrol liners.. A probable cause is that the more severe diesel high pressure run-in conditions are able to effectively “truncate” the plateaux and remove residing plastically deformed un-cut honing residues while the less severe petrol liner conditions do not manage to remove the blechmantel and irregularities to an important extent.

  • 2.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Cylinder Liners and Consequences of Improved Honing2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The demands on decreased environmental impact from vehicles are resulting in a strong push for decreased engine oil and fuel consumption. Engine oil and fuel consumption are to a great extent controlled by the topography of the cylinder liner surface.

    Recent engine tests have shown a promising reduction in oil consumption when using cylinder liners with a smoother finish than the current plateau honing.

    One approach to produce smoother liner surfaces is to replace SiC ceramic honing stones with diamond tools. However, event though the diamond honing process results in higher productivity, improved demands of quality control is needed to monitor the degree of cold worked material - “blechmantel” (German), and the resulting risk of increased wear and scuffing.

    A number of petrol and diesel engine cylinder liners have been mapped to be able to verify the quality and consequences, in terms of wear and function, of the honing process. A new mapping method, combining SEM images and quantitative image analysis with traditional 2D profilometry has been developed and tested in this study. The liners where tested in a reciprocating rig of 8 mm stroke and with a frequency of 10 Hz, simulating the top-dead center conditions in a running engine.

    The tests where carried out in high- and low pressure conditions with smooth respectively rough liner roughnesses against PVD coated piston rings. The developed surface mapping method was employed before and after the test to study effect of running-in wear on the surface, features characterized with the SEM- and the 2D profilometer.

    The results show that combining SEM- and profilometric methods gives a good picture of the effects of varying the cylinder liner pressure and roughness. The core roughness decrease more for diesel liners than for petrol liners. In average (rough and smooth liners) the diesel core roughness decrease 265% while the petrol liners average on a 60% decrease. Blechmantel- and Irregularities ratio show a high sensitivity to varying conditions and decrease 1180% to 100% for the diesel liners while the parameters increase between 106% to 18% for all the petrol liners. A probable cause is the more severe diesel high pressure run-in conditions are able to effectively “truncate” the plateaux and remove residing plastically deformed un-cut honing residues while the less severe petrol liner conditions not manage to remove the blechmantel and irregularities in an important extent.

  • 3.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Liner Surface Improvements for Low Friction Piston Ring Packs2009In: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers annual meeting & exhibition 2009: Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, 17 - 21 May 2009, Red Hook, NY: Curran Associates, Inc., 2009, p. 455-459Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK). Getinge Sterilization AG, Getinge, Sweden.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt - Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK).
    Liner surface improvements for low friction piston ring packs2014In: Surface Topography : Metrology and Properties, ISSN 2051-672X, Vol. 2, no 1, article id 014009Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of engine components in the automotive industry is governed by several constraints such as environmental legislation and customer expectations. About a half of the frictional losses in an internal combustion engine come from the interactions between the piston assembly and cylinder liner surface. The tribological considerations in the contact between the piston ring and cylinder liner have attracted much attention over the past few decades. Many non-conventional cylinder liner finishes have been, and are being, developed with the aim to reduce friction losses and oil consumption, but the effects of the surface finish on piston ring pack performance is not well understood. One way of reducing friction in the cylinder system is to reduce the tangential load from the piston ring pack, focusing on the oil control ring. However, the side-effect of this is a disappointingly increased oil consumption. In this study a number of different cylinder liner surface specifications were developed and implemented in test engines with the aim of maintaining the level for oil consumption when decreasing the tangential load for the piston ring pack. To improve our understanding of the result, the same surfaces were evaluated in elastic and elasto-plastic rough contact and hydrodynamic flow simulation models. It is shown that oil consumption is strongly related to surface texture on the cylinder liners and at lower speeds (900–1200 rpm), a 'rougher surface' with a high core (e.g. Sk) and valley roughness (e.g. Svk) results in higher oil consumption. At the medium speed range (1200–3600 rpm), oil consumption continues to dominate for the 'rough' surfaces but with a visible influence of a lower oil consumption for a decreased roughness within the 'rough' surface group. 'Smooth' surfaces with a 'smooth' core (Sk), irrespective of the valley component (Svk), show similar oil consumption. For engine speeds above 3600 rpms, an increase in plateau roughness results in higher oil consumption. Throughout the study, standard roughness parameters were computed to compare with the results from engine testing and simulation. Future work will be directed to continuous optimization between oil consumption and friction. Improving the understanding of the functional cylinder system surfaces' ability to form oil films in the cylinder system opens up opportunities, not only in reducing the tangential load of piston ring packs but also in optimizing oil viscosity in order to reduce friction.

  • 5.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Volvo Cars Corporation, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Thomas, Tom R.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Low friction and emission cylinder liner surfaces and the influence of surface topography and scale2019In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 133, p. 224-229Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A low friction piston ring pack, with tangential load halved, was tested in engines with four different cylinder liner finishes. Oil consumption, oil temperature and liner surface temperature were monitored at different load and speed levels, under similar test conditions. The two smoother surfaces generally kept lower oil consumption compared to the two rougher ones. Results were correlated using an area-fractal analysis. The relative area of the surface was calculated at different scales and the result was compared with the level of oil consumption for the different liner surfaces at different engine speeds. It was found that oil consumption was strongly correlated with scale for areas of above 1000 μm2 and below 20 μm2.

  • 6.
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces. University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Joubert, A.
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Rech, Joel
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Multi scale analysis of as built surfaces generated in metal additive manufacturing2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 149-150Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Cars Corp..
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Optimizing the Manufacturing of Driveline Surfaces Roughness Parameters and Rough Contact Modeling2009In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: July 8th - 10th 2009, Rzeszów, Poland / [ed] P. Pawlus, L. Blunt, B.-G. Rosén, T. Thomas, M. Wieczorowski, H. Zahouani, Rzeszòv, Poland: Rzeszow University of Technology , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, B.-G.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Roughness variations in cylinder liners induced by honing tools’ wear2015In: Precision engineering, ISSN 0141-6359, E-ISSN 1873-2372, Vol. 41, p. 40-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The manufacturing and finishing (honing) of cylinder liners for the automotive industry is a constant challenge in order to reduce friction losses and oil consumption. A better knowledge of surfaces generated during plateau honing is then required for optimization of the process. Despite a well-known and controlled honing process, variations in surface roughness appear due to honing tool wear and need to be mapped and analyzed. The following paper proposes to map the variations in roughness by using confocal 3D measuring equipment able to inspect any area of a cylinder liner. Six motor blocks, each with five cylinder liners, were evaluated with 20 topography measurements per liner (giving six hundred 3D measurements in total). In addition to standard 3D roughness parameters, tailor made parameters extracting honing texture information are computed. The results show that only a few parameters (Spk, Ssc and Sk) do correlate with the honing tool wear specific to each cylinder. Tailor made parameters indicate similar results. Indeed, as the honing tool wears down, the cylinder liner surface gets rougher plateau or peaks and sharper asperities indicating that ploughing occurs instead of cutting. In future, experimental models could be built in order to perform production and functional optimizations. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 9.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    et al.
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Faverjon, Pierre
    PCI SCEMM – Tongtai Group, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Sova, A.
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dumont, F.
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Rech, Joel
    University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Influence of surface topography on starvation of lubricated contacts: application to MQL machining2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 187-189Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). University of Lyon, ENISE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Joubert, A.
    University of Lyon, ENISE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Chardon, G.
    University of Lyon, ENISE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dumas, V.
    University of Lyon, ENISE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Rech, J.
    University of Lyon, ENISE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Grosjean, C.
    Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Topography of as built surfaces generated in metal additive manufacturing: A multi scale analysis from form to roughness2018In: Precision engineering, ISSN 0141-6359, E-ISSN 1873-2372, Vol. 52, p. 249-265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Topographies are one of the challenges for the development of the metal additive manufacturing promising technique. The article investigates multi scale topographies (from form to roughness) of as built surfaces generated by selective laser melting (SLM). Different building inclinations of samples were observed both for upskin and downskin surfaces with a wide range of measuring techniques. The two main aims are: (i) to make a critical review of measuring techniques at different scales, (ii) to enlighten the different surface generation phenomena (and the corresponding scale) occurring during additive manufacturing. The effect of heat treatment on each scale of the topography is also discussed. It is found that the focus variation technique is well suited for AM surfaces. Concerning the observation of the inclined surfaces, some parameters are emphasized as good indicators of typical signatures of AM surfaces: isotropy for the weld track component, the skewness and Rsm for the staircase effect, fractal dimension for the presence of partly melted particles. The different parameters studied helps to model and understand the different surface generation phenomena aforementioned. © 2018 Elsevier Inc.

  • 11.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    et al.
    University of Lyon, ENISE LTDS, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Rolland, Julian
    University of Lyon, ENISE LTDS, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dumont, Florian
    University of Lyon, ENISE LTDS, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Rech, Joël
    University of Lyon, ENISE LTDS, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Influence of Minimum Quantity Lubrication on Friction Characterizing Tool–Aluminum Alloy Contact2016In: Journal of tribology, ISSN 0742-4787, E-ISSN 1528-8897, Vol. 138, no 2, article id 021107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The possibility to reduce the amount of cutting fluids from machining processes is actively studied by the industrials and researchers. Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) is a solution towards cutting fluids reduction. This article investigates the consequences on friction coefficient induced by the use of MQL. A tribometer is used in order to simulate experimentally the tribological conditions encountered during machining. As the cutting speed increases a lower amount of oil is deposited on the rough surfaces. Depending on the MQL operating conditions and sliding velocities it is plausible to reach starvation by leaving the real rough contact partly dry. A model computing a starvation percentage by filling an estimated oil amount in a deformed topography correlates with the experimental results. © 2015 by ASME

  • 12.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Characterization of Engineering Surfaces Having Linear Features2012In: Proceedings of the 2nd Seminar on Surface Metrology for the Americas, Worcester: Worcester Polytechnic Institute , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a variety of engineering surfaces having linear scratches/grooves of different density, width and depth, some parts covered by folded metal, and some parts totally interrupted and unbalanced as a result of the machining or wear process. These grooves are critical for good function of the surface, and need to be quickly and objectively quantified for an efficient surface finish development. A suitable way to do this is to use optical 3D measurements and to combine the profile and image analysis. In this tutorial extraction and quantification of grooves/wear scratches of machined (honed and polished) and worn (honed) surfaces will be presented. In particular, it will be shown how the features, such as width, height, and distance between grooves, honing angle, balance of honing texture, and groove interrupts can be successively characterized.

  • 13.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    On Surface Topography of Cylinder Liners2008Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The frictional losses, oil consumption and emissions in internal combustion engines are in great extent controlled by the cylinder liner surface topography. This emphasises the importance of: investigating the liner’s topography by objectively characterising it, investigating its effects on the tribological function to gain a better understanding and improving its manufacturing. As a first attempt in this study to objectively characterise the liner surface, a traditional combination of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and roughness profiles was used. The groove and image parameters characteristic for liner topographies were extracted by applying specially developed algorithms and together with the standard parameters served to study wear on liners of diesel and petrol engines. An experiment was designed to improve the liners’ manufacturing by varying of the honing process parameters and oil flow simulations were run to study the influence of the characteristics of the manufactured surfaces on their function. The results suggested that reducing the base honing pressure and increasing the plateau honing time gave the best surface with smoother plateaux, summits of higher density and milder slopes, more but smaller islands and shallower valleys. The potentials of fast acquiring and containing 3D data of the interference measurements were utilised to overcome the encountered problems in the usage of the combination of profile and SEM measurements and to enable automatic quality control of the cylinder liner surfaces. In the efforts to examine the influence of the surface properties on liner’s function, the extent of blechmantel (cold work material) removal was estimated from 3D measurements of run liners in engine tests. For characterising this feature, algorithms were developed and implemented and it was found that the most of the blechmantel is still left on the liner pointing that it plays a minor role on wear.

  • 14.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Optimization of the Triboconditioning Process for Low Friction Surfaces2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Process Optimization of Low Friction Surfaces in Pin-Roller Contacts2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Recent R&D on Engine Cylinders2013Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Reduced engine friction for low climate impact2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reducing friction in the Piston-Cylinder Unit - PCU is one of the priorities in the automotive industry as it is the largest contributor to the frictional losses and hence the fuel consumption of the internal combustion engines. Not only fuel consumption, but also the oil consumption and emissions are largely affected by the piston-ring-liner interactions. Therefore, from an optimized PCU, competitive, economic and environmental benefits would be gained.  In this project, fuel/oil consumption and emissions of car and truck engines were reduced by using different cylinder liner finishes and different ring designs/loads. Experimental and theoretical studies have been performed by simulating and testing the behaviour of various oil control rings and cylinder liner surfaces in reciprocating tribotesters. Several full-scale engine tests were performed to verify the improvements. The engine tests showed up to 1.8% reduction of the fuel consumption while keeping low oil consumption by using smoothly honed liner surfaces and low ring loads/widths. Further reduction of the oil consumption was shown in the tribotests and simulations when textured liner surfaces were used. To accomplish this, a cost-effective texturing process has to be found and to be confirmed in the engine tests.

  • 18.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Surfaces of Honed Cylinder Liners2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Cylinder liner surfaces are often on the agenda of engine developers because of their large influence on the frictional losses, oil consumption and emissions of internal combustion engines. Improving the liner function involves not only manufacturing new surfaces and checking their function but also characterising them as a necessary intermediate step for better understanding of the changes made. In the manufacturing of the liners, honing is a well adapted and widely used finishing process and along with the characterisation and function has been the subject of studies in this thesis. Regarding the liner’s function, three phenomena were monitored: wear, friction and oil passage rate (correlated with engine’s oil consumption). The first one was studied experimentally while the other two were simulated. Only the interactions with the twin land oil control ring were simulated as it has the greatest influence on the control of friction and oil consumption of all other rings. In the mid-stroke region of truck engine liners, the presence of axial wear scratches was observed and their relation with the removal of the cold worked material (“Blechmantel”) folded inside the deep honing grooves was investigated. Algorithms were developed for estimating the extent of Blechmantel, revealing that most of it remained on the surface whereas the engines still performed well. Other algorithms for characterising honing angle, balance of honing texture, width, height, distance between honing grooves/axial wear scratches, etc were developed for quicker and more objective inspection of unworn and worn surfaces from 3D interference measurements. Based on such 3D measurements, the algorithms were incorporated in a characterisation tool enabling rating of the surfaces and determining the number of measurements necessary to achieve stable roughness parameter values. In addition, it was found that interference measurements are more suitable for quantification of the deposits on the worn truck liner surfaces compared with scanning electron microscope measurements. The lubrication and friction of flat oil control ring lands and differently slide honed surfaces of truck liners were simulated. Friction mean effective pressure and oil passage rate were calculated for each surface showing in each case a reduction for the surfaces with smoother plateaus and smaller valleys. Such a liner surface was finished by using a low base honing pressure and a longer plateau honing time. In a car engine, the influence of different liner surfaces, ring land widths and tensions was examined by running simulations. The results suggest that a considerably improved function can be achieved if the ring land width and tension are reduced whereby the differences between the liner surfaces would reduce.

  • 19.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Allard, Nicolas
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Strömstedt, Fredrik
    Johansson, Staffan
    Rosen, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Cylinder Liner Honed Surface Optimisation-a Manufacture-Characterisation-Function Study2007In: Proceedings of the 1st Swedish Production Symposium, 2007, p. 9-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Proceedings on CD-ROM

  • 20.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Löfgren, Hans
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, B.-G.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Influence of Different Cylinder Liner Surfaces on Their Performance with the Twin Land Oil Control Ring in a Car Engine2011In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Powertrain Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt - Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Characterisation of worn cylinder liner surfaces by segmentation of honing and wear scratches2011In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 271, p. 548-552Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The presence of the honing scratches/grooves in cylinder liner surfaces is intended and desired as they improve the lubrication and retain the debris reducing the piston assembly/liner friction and consequently improve the fuel economy and longevity of the internal combustion (IC) engines. Axial scratches caused by the abrasive wear between the tribological partners and/or entrained wear particles are undesired since they are correlated with increased oil consumption and noxious emissions of the IC engines. Due to the imperfection of the manufacturing process, the honing grooves, especially the deep ones, are smeared and interrupted by folds. A portion of the folds would eventually detach during the running process and act as abrasive particles increasing the wear in the cylinder. To closely examine the influence of all these features on the liner's function, it emerges a need to objectively quantify the axial wear scratches, plateau honing grooves, deep honing grooves and their interrupts. The existing techniques fail to segment a groove containing interrupts as they usually appear as summits at several locations in the course of the groove. Combining the profile and image analyses, the deep grooves and their interrupts were successfully identified and quantified in earlier works of the authors. In this paper those algorithms are extended, so that the deep honing grooves, plateau honing grooves and axial scratches crossing different depth levels are sequentially segmented in three levels/steps in an immersing way. A number of parameters derived from this method were utilised to compare 3D interference measurements from the top dead centre, middle and bottom region of a liner run in a truck engine test whereas the three regions represent different wear regimes due to the different running conditions. The results show that: (i) the axial scratches are densest in the top dead centre and about the same size as the plateau grooves in all three regions, while in the bottom region there are only few scratches; (ii) the presence of plateau grooves in the top region clearly decreases, (iii) the deep groove interrupt and coverage are lowest in the top region, and (iv) the groove height and distance between grooves spread mostly.

  • 22.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK). Volvo Cars Corp. Base Engine Department Gothenburg, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp, Volvo Group Gothenburg, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Characterisation of Cylinder Liner Honing Textures for Production Control2013In: Characterisation of Areal Surface Texture / [ed] Richard Leech, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, p. 281-302Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is of common interest to reduce oil consumption and frictional losses in internal combustion engines, which are heavily influenced by the quality of the cylinder liner surface. The plateau cross-hatch topography of a cylinder liner consists of a system of grooves of different density, width and depth, some parts covered by folded metal, and some parts totally interrupted and unbalanced as a result of imperfection in the honing process. These grooves are critical for good liner function, and need to be quickly and objectively quantified for an efficient surface finish development. A suitable way to do this is to use 3D interference measurements and to combine profile and image analysis. Thus, the features/parameters, such as honing angle, balance of honing texture, groove interrupts, width, height, and distance between grooves, are successively quantified. Here, these parameters, along with areal surface texture parameters in the published ISO specification standard were used in two case studies. The first case study is on the effect of the folded metal on the surfaces of run truck liners and the second is an evaluation of the improvements of the surface quality introduced by the diamond honing in production of car liners. In addition, based on the significant parameters of the surface, a general characterisation tool for qualifying the surface quality and determination of the required number of measurements is presented. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. All rights are reserved.

  • 23.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Characterisation of Worn Cylinder Liner Surfaces by Segmentation of Honing and Wear Scratches2009In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: July 8th - 10th 2009, Rzeszów, Poland / [ed] P. Pawlus, L. Blunt, B.-G. Rosén, T. Thomas, M. Wieczorowski, H. Zahouani, Rzesow, Poland: Rzeszow University of Technology , 2009, p. 187-192Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The presence of the honing scratches/grooves in cylinder liner surfaces is intended and desired as they improve the lubrication and retain the debris reducing the piston assembly/liner friction and consequently improve the fuel economy and longevity of the internal combustion (IC) engines. Axial scratches caused by the abrasive wear between the tribological partners and/or entrained wear particles are undesired since they are correlated with increased oil consumption and noxious emissions of the IC engines. Due to the imperfection of the manufacturing process, the honing grooves, especially the deep ones, are smeared and interrupted by folds. A portion of the folds would eventually detach during the running process and act as abrasive particles increasing the wear in the cylinder. To closely examine the influence of all these features on the liner's function, it emerges a need to objectively quantify the axial wear scratches, plateau honing grooves, deep honing grooves and their interrupts. The existing techniques fail to segment a groove containing interrupts as they usually appear as summits at several locations in the course of the groove. Combining the profile and image analyses, the deep grooves and their interrupts were successfully identified and quantified in earlier works of the authors. In this paper those algorithms are extended, so that the deep honing grooves, plateau honing grooves and axial scratches crossing different depth levels are sequentially segmented in three levels/steps in an immersing way. A number of parameters derived from this method were utilised to compare 3D interference measurements from the top dead centre, middle and bottom region of a liner run in a truck engine test whereas the three regions represent different wear regimes due to the different running conditions. The results show that: (i) the axial scratches are densest in the top dead centre and about the same size as the plateau grooves in all three regions, while in the bottom region there are only few scratches; (ii) the presence of plateau grooves in the top region clearly decreases, (iii) the deep groove interrupt and coverage are lowest in the top region, and (iv) the groove height and distance between grooves spread mostly. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 24.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Complementing 3D Roughness Parameters for Monitoring of Improved Honing of Cylinder Bores2008In: Proceedings of the Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) - 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is of common interest to reduce the oil consumption and frictional losses in the internal combustion engines which are in a great deal influenced by the quality of the cylinder liner surface. Its criss-cross patterned topography consists of a communicating system of grooves of different density, width, and depth, somewhere covered by folded metal, and somewhere totally interrupted and unbalanced as a result of the honing process imperfections. These features are crucial for a good liner’s function and are inspected from scanning electron microscope images by experts, which is subjective and time consuming process. Today, a fast automatic quality control is possible by using optical instruments to measure the liner’s topography, and a computer to calculate and check if the standard roughness and groove parameters are in tolerance. Therefore, combining the profile and image analysis, algorithms were developed to compute liner’s groove parameters from 3D interference measurements taken from three different types of cylinder bore surfaces of passenger cars. One of the surface types was a result of a test of an improved honing and the other two being currently in use. Then, the standard and new parameters (groove interruption, number of grooves, holes, etc) were incorporated in a characterisation tool to objectively and quickly evaluate the improvement of the liner’s quality for an updated monitoring in production.

  • 25.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Thomas, Tom
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Quantification of the cold worked material inside the deep honing grooves on cylinder liner surfaces and its effect on wear2009In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 267, no 12, p. 2235-2242Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The increased presence of cold work material on cylinder liners due to the introduction of the diamond honing is undesirable as it seals the oil-bearing honing grooves. The most of it is a smeared metal inside the deep honing grooves (blechmantel) that may break and act as abrasive wear particles increasing the bore wear. An attempt has been made to estimate the extent of removal of blechmantel for different wear regimes present at the middle and top region (near the top dead centre) of the liner surface using the least worn bottom region as a reference for comparison. A number of truck grey iron cylinder liners were axially sectioned after varying periods of engine running under similar conditions of load, engine speed and lubrication. 3D surface measurements were taken at the three regions and a range of standard parameters was extracted. Combining the profile and image analysis, an algorithm was developed to identify and quantify the blechmantel. The algorithm has successfully identified/quantified the blechmantel and can be used for automatic surface quality and process control. It was found that the amount of the blechmantel in the middle section was approximately the same (though slightly lower) as that in the bottom section, while there was a considerable dislocation and removal of blechmantel in the top section and thereby it represents one of the possible causes for wear. Axial wear scratches of different size and distribution were observed not only through the whole stroke area, but also in the bottom region. All engines and liners performed well throughout the tests, and the observed quantities of blechmantel and axial scratches are acceptable for the time being.

  • 26.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp., Volvo Group, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Thomas, Tom R.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Quantification of Blechmantel Effect on Wear of Cylinder Bore Microtopography2008In: Proceedings of the 13th Nordic Symposium on Tribology, Nordtrib 2008, Tampere: Tampere University Press, 2008, p. 13-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The presence of cold work material (blechmantel) smeared out on cylinder liners by faulty honing is undesirable as it seals the oil-bearing honing grooves. It is also believed to correlate with increased bore wear, presumably due to its loosening and together with the carbon build-up from the piston’s top land form an increased quantity of abrasive particles. An attempt has been made to estimate the extent of removal of blechmantel for different wear regimes present at the middle and top region (near the top dead centre) of the liner surface using the unworn bottom region as a reference for comparison. A number of truck cylinder liners were axially sectioned after varying periods of engine running under similar conditions of load, engine speed and lubrication. 3D surface measurements were taken at the three regions and a range of standard parameters was extracted. Combining the profile and image analysis, an algorithm was developed to identify and quantify the blechmantel covering the grooves that is most likely to break and act as abrasive wear particles and at the same time it represents the part of blechmantel which covers the most of the surface. It was found out that a mere portion of the blechmantel from the middle and bottom section was removed, while the blechmantel from the top section was greatly removed and thereby it represents one of the possible causes for wear. Axial wear scratches more emphasized on the thrust side of the liner were observed not only through the whole stroke area, but also in the bottom region. The fact that the most of the blechmantel is not removed from the running surface of the liner (except for the very small portion of the polished areas at the dead centres), points out that the blechmantel plays only a minor role on wear of the cylinder liner surfaces.

  • 27.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Strömstedt, Fredrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Johansson, Staffan
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Powertrain AB.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Towards 3D Characterisation of Cylinder Liner Surfaces2008In: Proceedings / XII. International Colloquium on Surfaces January 28th and 29th, 2008, Chemnitz, Germany = XII. Internationales Oberflächenkolloquium / [ed] Michael Dietzsch, Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2008, p. 15-24Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cylinder liner surface has a direct impact on the oil consumption and frictional losses in the internal combustion engines which are in common interest to be as lower as possible. Thus, the optimisation of the liner surface, its function and manufacture is often on the agenda of the automotive industry. Since the liner surface finish is a subject of improving, there is a need of improving and facilitating of its 3D characterisation preliminary when the parameter control limits are unknown, as well as later when it is experimentally verified and the limits are better determined. For that purpose a method for quality control in 3D of cylinder liners is proposed here. A tool was developed and implemented for rating of cylinder liner surfaces, computing of 3D groove parameters (groove width, height and distance between grooves) and determination of a needed number of measurements.

  • 28.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Bååth, Lars
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Fotonik och mikrovågsteknik. Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Toponova AB.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Powertrain.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Interference Measurements of Deposits on Cylinder Liner Surfaces2011In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 270, no 3-4, p. 247-251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The accumulation of deposits in the honing grooves of the cylinder liner surfaces of internal combustion engines is undesirable as they seal the grooves (reducing their oil retention capability) and increase engine's oil consumption. As part of a long-term programme of truck engine development, after different running times and under similar conditions of load, engine speed and lubrication, a number of grey iron cylinder liners were axially sectioned, measured, inspected and a presence of deposits was discovered. These deposits were characterised in order to gain knowledge about their origin and quantities. The X-ray energy dispersive analysis revealed elements stemming from the oil/fuel (C, O and S), from the detergent (Ca and Mg), from the anti-wear additive (Zn and P), and from some contaminants (K and Si). Higher concentration of S and Ca were mostly found in the honing grooves covered with deposits suggesting a domination of the detergent additive. Deposit thickness measurements obtained by a white light interferometer revealed patchy deposit topographies concentrated at the top region reducing towards the bottom of the liner which was also confirmed by scanning electron microscope measurements. Despite the limitations of the interferometer, it has been shown that the interference measurements are sufficiently reliable for a quick and objective quantification of the overall deposit accumulation.

  • 29.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Löfgren, Hans
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Anderberg, Cecilia
    Volvo Cars.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Powertrain.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Optimisation of Cylinder Liner Surface Finish by Slide Honing2012In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part B, journal of engineering manufacture, ISSN 0954-4054, E-ISSN 2041-2975, Vol. 226, no 4, p. 575-584Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cylinder liner surface finish controls the frictional losses, oil consumption, and emissions of internal combustion engines to a large extent. In order to minimize such losses, it is important to optimize the liner surface topography by a consistent and more productive finishing process such as slide honing. This process employs diamond abrasives and has been recently introduced in the automotive industry. In this study, its potentials are explored, especially the winning combination of its key process parameters: the base honing pressure and plateau honing time that would yield an optimal liner surface finish. A number of truck engine liners were slide-honed by using different process parameters, samples of the liners were cut, and three-dimensional (3D) surface measurements were taken on a white light interferometer. Then, among others, the (deep honing) groove parameters, specific for liner surfaces, were computed from the measurements for building a large database for comparison and correlation. By simulating the contact and fluid mechanics between the measured liner topographies and a twin land oil control ring under mixed lubrication conditions, the friction mean effective pressure and oil passage rate for a range of engine speeds were calculated. These two parameters represent the liner's function associated with the engine's friction and oil consumption respectively. The results show that the lowest friction and oil flow are highly correlated with surfaces having smoother plateaus and smaller valleys, finished by using lower base honing pressure and longer plateau honing time. High correlations between the 3D roughness parameters were also found, enabling the selection and use of more stable and robust parameters in the quality control of the liner's surface finish. © IMechE 2012.

  • 30.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Guilbert, Franck
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, Centre Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Aix en Provence, France.
    Lundmark, Jonas
    Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mohlin, Johan
    Gnutti Carlo Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosén, B.-G.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Optimization of the Triboconditioning Process on External Cylindrical Surfaces2015In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Raleigh, NC: American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of tungsten disulfide in tribofilms on functional surfaces has been a proven way to reduce the frictional losses in rolling and sliding contacts, especially in lubricated contacts at boundary and mixed regime. A suitable and cost-effective process to deposit tungsten disulfide is by ANS Triboconditioning, the mechano-chemical surface finishing process for improving the tribological properties of mechanical components made of steel or cast iron. However, it is not known what are the optimal process parameters, speeds and pressures, to achieve an optimal surface treatment. In this paper, the modifications of the work-piece surfaces under Triboconditioning have been tracked to optimize the process parameters. To closely control the conditions, a commercial tribometer with a block-on-ring configuration was used. Cylindrical tungsten carbide samples (representing the tool) were rubbed against steel rings (representing the work-piece) under two different loads and speeds. The ring surfaces of two different finishes (ground and honed) were measured on the same place before and after treatment to track the surface modifications. At last, the treated rings were rubbed against a flat steel surface in start-stop sequences that resemble pin-roller operating conditions of a truck valve train and the friction behavior was screened. The results show a reduction of the core roughness of the ring surfaces with the lowest friction for the ground rings treated by low load and low speed.

  • 31.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Kofod, Guggi
    InMold Biosystems, Farum & Høje-Taastrup, Denmark.
    Rebeggiani, Sabina
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Evaluation of Durability of SOG-layers on Steel Surfaces by Wear and Scratch Tests2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Steel moulds with high precision surfaces are being used in various branches. Process aspects, like tool life and tribological properties, as well as design issues are of great importance. This work summarises experimental studies performed to test durability properties of SOG (spin-on-glass)-layers on steel surfaces. This coating technique is based on a newly developed method for surface preparation of tools which has been demonstrated to be durable for more than 66.000 replications in injection moulding processes without loss of surface fidelity. The procedure allows surface roughness reduction from approximately 200 nm Ra down to some few nm for high gloss applications, as well as easy transfer of large-area functional nanostructures on complex 3D surfaces.

    Three different types of surfaces were investigated: SOG-layered metal surfaces with three different layer thicknesses, one ingot casted and one electro slag remelted material (with hardness level of 950 and 2500 MPa, respectively). The metal surfaces were ground and polished to mirrorlike finishes.

    Three circular samples of each type were rubbed against a hard steel ball of 6.35 mm radius on a commercial pin-on-disk tribometer. To resemble the molding process a sliding speed of 2 mm/s and a load of 8 N were chosen. The tests were performed with 5 minutes intervals until the first damage on the surface were observed. In parallel, scratch tests were performed in the same tribometer. The surfaces were measured in-situ by a portable microscope and a stylus, and afterwards by a white light interferometer and scanning electron microscope to evaluate the size of the wear/scratch traces.

    The surface type with the longest time to damage and/or smallest wear/scratch traces was considered to be the most durable one.

  • 32.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Dumbreville, Lucas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Étienne (ENISE), Saint-Étienne, France.
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Nilsson, Per
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Functional Parameters Screening for Predicting Wear between Two Cylindrical Surfaces with Different Finishes2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 75-76Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Nilsson, Per
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Functional parameter screening for predicting durability of rolling sliding contacts with different surface finishes2018In: Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, ISSN 2051-672X, Vol. 6, no 2, article id 024005Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The reliability and lifetime of machine elements such as gears and rolling bearings depend on their wear and fatigue resistance. In order to screen the wear and surface damage, three finishing processes: (i) brushing, (ii) manganese phosphating and (iii) shot peening were applied on three disc pairs and long-term tested on a twin-disc tribometer. In this paper, the elastic contact of the disc surfaces (measured after only few revolutions) was simulated and a number of functional and roughness parameters were correlated. The functional parameters consisted of subsurface stresses at different depths and a new parameter called 'pressure spikes' factor'. The new parameter is derived from the pressure distribution and takes into account the proximity and magnitude of the pressure spikes. Strong correlations were found among the pressure spikes' factor and surface peak/height parameters. The orthogonal shear stresses and Von Mises stresses at the shallowest depths under the surface have shown the highest correlations but no good correlations were found when the statistics of the whole stress fields was analyzed. The use of the new parameter offers a fast way to screen the durability of the contacting surfaces operating at similar conditions. © 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd.

  • 34.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Effect of the measurement size on the robustness of the assessment of the features specific for cylinder liner surfaces2014In: Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, ISSN 2051-672X, Vol. 2, no 1, article id 014013Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The quality of the cylinder liner surface is of great importance due to its impact on the fuel/oil consumption and emissions of the internal combustion engine. A good liner function depends on the size and distribution of the deep honing grooves and the amount of the cold work material (Blechmantel) left inside the grooves after finishing. A fast evaluation of these features requires optical three-dimensional measurements with a large area and good resolution, but many interferometers used today have limited resolution when measuring larger areas. To find out how the measurement size and resolution would affect the quantification and the variation of the parameters, two objectives, 2.5 ×  and 10 × , were used for measuring a cylinder liner from a truck engine. The Blechmantel was of special interest as it first comes into contact with piston/rings, detaches as particles and wears the running surfaces. The 2.5 ×  objective showed more robust assessment than the 10 ×  one, manifested by a lower coefficient of variation for the parameters describing the features: Blechmantel, groove width and height, groove balance and number of grooves. This means that fewer measurements are required if a 2.5 ×  objective is used in production and hence the time and cost of the liner would be decreased. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.

  • 35.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Effect of the Measurement Size on the Robustness of the Assessment of the Features Specific for Cylinder Liner Surfaces2013In: Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, 2013: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, 2013, p. 377-381Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The quality of the cylinder liner surface is of great importance due to the impact on the fuel/oil consumption and emissions of the internal combustion engines. A good liner function depends on the size and distribution of the deep honing grooves and amount of the cold work material (Blechmantel) left inside the grooves after finishing. A fast evaluation of these features requires optical 3D measurements with a larger area and good resolution, but the commercial interferometers used today are with limited resolution when measuring larger areas. To find out how the measurement size and resolution would affect the quantification and number of measurements needed for a robust assessment, two objectives, 2.5x and 10x, were used for measuring a cylinder liner from a truck engine. The Blechmantel was of a special interest as it first comes into a contact with piston/rings, detaches in particles and wears the running surfaces. The 2.5x objective showed more robust assessment than the 10x one manifested with lower number of measurements needed for the parameters describing the features: Blechmantel, groove width and height, groove balance and number of grooves.

  • 36.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Ohlsson, Robert
    Volvo Power Train Corp Sweden.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Toponova AB, Sweden.
    Rosén, B.-G.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Characterisation of transparent deposits on cylinder liner surfaces of HDD truck engines2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Tomanik, Eduardo
    MAHLE Metal Leve, Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil; University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Grange, Simon
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Étienne (ENISE), Saint-Étienne, France.
    Epinat, Flavien
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Étienne (ENISE), Saint-Étienne, France.
    Novel Testing Methods for Screening the Tribological Performance of Ring-Liner Surfaces2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 59-60Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Tomanik, Eduardo
    University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Grange, Simon
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. ENISE, St. Étienne, France.
    Epinat, Flavien
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. ENISE, St. Étienne, France.
    Novel testing methods for screening the tribological performance of ring-liner surfaces2018In: Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, E-ISSN 2051-672X, Vol. 6, no 3, article id 034017Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The piston system accounts for about the half of the frictional losses of internal combustion engines and requires special testing methods to understand and improve its function. The most common way to screen the surface performance is to rub ring/liner segments against each other in a reciprocating manner. However, short reciprocating tests have intrinsic low sliding speeds, unable to reach the mixed/hydrodynamic regimes found in the engine, especially at the mid-stroke. This paper presents a rotating test for the oil control ring, which has the largest frictional losses of all other rings. Both reciprocating and rotating tests were conducted using different in-house developed modules and fixtures. Twin land oil control rings against liners with two different finishes commonly used in heavy duty diesel truck engines were tested under similar loads and speeds as in a real engine. Engine oil 5W-30 and room temperature was used for all the tests. Sliding speed, load, friction force and electrical resistance were recorded during the tests. The results show a clear discrimination of the different liner finishes depending on the lubrication regime present.

  • 39.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Tomanik, Eduardo
    MAHLE Metal Leve, Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Profito, Francisco
    University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Influence of measurement and filtering type on friction predictions between cylinder liner and oil control ring2016In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464, Vol. 100, p. 7-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is of a vital importance to reduce the frictional losses in the engines and hence the fuel/energy consumption. The major contributors to this are the oil control ring and cylinder liner interactions difficult to understand when comparing the experimental and theoretical results. The latter largely depend on the liner surface measurement and filtering type used in the simulations. Therefore, low-pass and high-pass filtrations were applied and the friction behaviors between the filtered liner surfaces and a perfectly flat ring surface were simulated for different engine speeds. The surfaces low-pass filtered by lower cutoffs showed higher friction, while the type of de-noising revealed about two and a half times higher friction. Stylus surfaces showed larger friction than the interference ones. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 40.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Tomanik, Eduardo
    Mahle Metal Leve, Jundiai - Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Profito, Francisco
    University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil.
    Influence of Surface Waviness on Predictions of Friction between Cylinder Liner and Oil Control Ring2015In: Proceedings of the 42nd Leeds – Lyon Symposium on Tribology, September 7-9, 2015, Lyon, France, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is of a vital importance for automotive industry to reduce the frictional losses in internal combustion engines and hence their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The major contributors to this are the oil control ring (OCR) and cylinder liner interactions. These interactions are of complex multi-physics and multi-scale nature and many attempts have been made to improve the modelling and understanding of the phenomena involved. Even though continuous improvements have been made (see for ex. [1-3]), the form, waviness and roughness variation of real engineering surfaces still cause a large scatter in the results. The most of the models include measured liner surfaces, which are then filtered to capture the micro-effects of the roughness scale. However, by doing this, the contact conditions change (asperity contact distributes more evenly, see Fig. 1) such that the part of the boundary friction reduces and the part of the hydrodynamic friction increases accordingly for a given engine speed. This study focuses on one of these multi-scale problems, namely on how the 3D measurement type/size and filtering affects the predictions of friction between cylinder liner and OCR of truck engines. Two types of 3D liner surface measurements were investigated: (i) interference (with an objective of 2.5x, size of 2.5x3.3mm) and (ii) 4x8mm stylus measurement. The form was removed by fitting and subtracting a 2nd order polynomial and the waviness was filtered out by using a robust Gaussian filter with three different cutoffs: 2.5mm, 0.8mm and 0.25mm. The friction behaviours (i.e. the Friction Mean Effective Pressure-FMEP) between the primary/ filtered liner surfaces and a perfectly flat ring surface were then simulated for different engine speeds. The relative errors of the OCR’s FMEPs with respect to the primary surface were evaluated and results discussed.

  • 41.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Yoann, Charon
    Perrier, Maxime
    Cabanettes, Frédéric
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    A Sensitivity Study of the Tribotesting Setup to Rate Different Liner Surfaces2012In: 15th Nordic Symposium on Tribology: NordTrib 2012, Trondheim, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    El-Ghoul, Zoel-Fikar
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    John, Shobin
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lundmark, Jonas
    Applied Nano Surfaces AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mohlin, Johan
    Gnutti Carlo Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Wear Analysis of Pin and Roller Surfaces2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 190-192Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Flys, Olena
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Olsson, Bengt
    Volvo Group Truck Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Bååth, Lars
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK).
    Piston ring topography variation and robust characterization2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is a constant challenge for the automotive industry to reduce friction losses and oil consumption in automobile engine. The piston ring friction accounts for approximately 20% of the total mechanical energy losses in a modern engine. Oil control rings limit and control the oil consumption of the engine as well. They scrape off excess lubricating oil from the cylinder walls and return it to the crank case. Piston rings are designed to distribute the thin oil film evenly to ensure piston and ring lubrication. The surface topography of a piston ring is an efficient variable in the control of the oil consumption and friction losses. In places where the interacting surfaces come in contact, the oil film thickness is extremely thin and the surface asperities may deform because of the high pressures. There are different types of oil control rings.The most common one is the twin land oil control ring, which consists of two narrow lands that scrape off the oil on the liner and a spring on the back that exerts the load. In this paper, the surfaces of the two lands were investigated, since they play the key role in its function. The goal is to map the variation in surface roughness of piston rings that appear at different scales from form and waviness to micro and nano roughness. Areal topography measurements were made by white light interferometer designed at the Halmstad University able to measure and scan the total functional area of a piston ring. An significant amount of oil control piston rings of heavy duty truck engines were examined and 24 measurements were made in circumferential direction and on each ring land. The results show both the variation and uncertainty of the ring topography and discuss the instrument and measuring methodology uncertainty. The most stable parameters were found and recommended for an effective quality control. Comparisons between established coherence scanning interferometer and the instrument built in Halmstad were made. To ensure a good quality, the measurements were made both on calibration standards and on piston ring surfaces. Finally the influence on function and energy losses in the final engine assembly is discussed to indicate future design and metrology improvements.  

  • 44.
    John, Shobin
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Etievant, Lucas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. University of Lyon – ENISE, Saint-Etienne, France.
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Running in of superfinishing surfaces in lubricated rolling sliding contacts2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 62-64Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    John, Shobin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    El-Ghoul, Zoel
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lundmark, Jonas
    Applied Nano Surfaces AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mohlin, Johan
    Gnutti Carlo Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Friction between pin and roller of a truck's valvetrain2019In: Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, E-ISSN 2051-672X, Vol. 7, no 1, article id 014001Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to minimize the fuel consumption in internal combustion engines, the frictional losses must be minimized between the moving parts such as the sliding bearings. In this study, the sliding friction between the pin and roller in a heavy duty truck engine's valvetrain has been investigated. Three combinations of production components with different surface treatment were used: steel pin with steel roller, steel pin with WS2 coating inside the roller and PVD coated steel pin with steel roller. In-house test rig was used, enabling controlled conditions close to the real engine. A new method for alignment using a laser scanner was introduced together with high resolution tactile measurements of radial displacement during test. Surface topography of pins and rollers was measured before test with a mechanical stylus instrument. The WS2 showed 3.1 times and the PVD showed 2.5 times lower friction than the steel type at low speeds. Even though the friction reduction of WS2 over the PVD is not large, the important advantage is that the WS2 can be manufactured at lower costs than the PVD one. Good correlations among the friction, initial roughness and radial displacements were also found.

  • 46.
    John, Shobin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    El-Ghoul, Zoel-Fikar
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Lundmark, Jonas
    Applied Nano Surfaces AB, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mohlin, Johan
    Gnutti Carlo Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Friction between Pin and Roller of a Truck’s Valvetrain2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 193-194Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Dambreville, Lucas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Nilsson, Per H.
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Evaluation of Surface Changes under Twin Disc Tests2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to choose the right manufacturing process in terms of costs and component performance, three differently manufactured surfaces were investigated: brushed, multiple shot-peened and phosphated surfaces. In-house twin disc tribometer was used to test the wear and fatigue performance of the different surfaces. The evoution of the surface topography has been evaluated by in-line stylus and microscope image measurements as well as interference measurements of replicas taken at various test intervals. The form changes has been assessed by stylus measurements. The results have shown that the surface roughness played the major role to wear and fatigue performance.

  • 48.
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Cabanettes, Frederic
    ENISE, Saint-Étienne, France.
    Nilsson, Per H.
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, ATR, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Virtual Evaluation of Gear Manufacture – To Use 3D Surface Data to Predict Performance2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The manufacturing and finishing of gears include several processes such as grinding, hobbing, shaving, honing, shot peening and phosphating. For the automotive industry it is a constant challenge to improve the durability and reduce the fuel consumption in a cost effective way by using robust processes for mass manufacturing. A better knowledge of the properties of the manufactured surfaces in gears, and especially how they interact in different combinations is an important knowledge when designing gearboxes for the future. The following paper proposes an efficient way for choosing the better manufacturing and predicting the behavior of new combinations of process parameters in the early stage of the design process based on simulations of 3D surface measurements. The simulation model uses two rough surfaces of counterpart gear teeth contacting and deforming elastically under a typically critical load during operation. Outputs from the simulations are the pressure distribution and real contact area later used for ranking the differently manufactured surfaces. Four different types of surfaces were taken from manufacturing; samples were extracted and measured on a coherence scanning interferometer. Two surface types were ground differently and two were shot-peened with different process parameters. The results show the shot-peened surfaces, especially the double shot-peened type B1, performed better than the ground ones manifested in larger real contact areas and lower/fewer pressure spikes. Based on the correlations of the 3D roughness parameters with the simulation outputs, some roughness parameters are suggested for more robust quality control.

  • 49.
    Lööf, Pär-Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    Nilsson, Per
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Measuring Technique for Characterization of Micropitting2017In: Mets&Props 2017: 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces: Conference abstracts, 2017, p. 185-186Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Rebeggiani, Sabina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Dimkovski, Zlate
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Kofod, Guggi
    InMold Biosystems, Taastrup, Denmark.
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    Empirical Evaluation of Spin-on-Glass-Layers on Steel Surfaces by Wear Tests2014In: Tribologia Finnish Journal of Tribology, ISSN 0780-2285, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 19-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dies and moulds with high precision surfaces are being used in various branches, e.g. in the plastic industry where the surface finish are conventionally performed by manual polishers. With ever increasing demands of shorter lead times and reduced costs, efforts have been made to automate this finishing process. This paper presents an empirical study performed to test durability properties of SOG (spin-on-glass)-layers on steel surfaces. The results showed that the thin coating last longer than the thicker ones, and that the harder coatings withstood wear significantly better than the steel reference samples thus motivating further investigations.

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