This study investigated the surface topographical changes during running-in. A theoretical model, which is composed of Johnson translatory system and a microscopic wear model, was used to describe the changes qf surface roughness during running-in for general surfaces. Running-in tests were conducted for engine bores with different surface height distributions in order to understand surface topographical changes and validate the theory. Experimental results show that the theoretical model provides a good indication of changes of surface topography for surfaces with different types of initial height distributions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films