Awarded Research Theme List

Grant Year No. Research Theme Principal Investigator
(Country)
Co-
Investigator
(Country)
Related Presentation/Publication (Textual quotation)
2002
First
01B07 Exploitation of Engineered Fluid Slip Surfaces in Tribological Components Prof. Richard F. Salant(USA) N/A Salant, R. F., "Numerical simulation of a mechanical seal with an engineered slip/no-slip face surface," presented at the 17th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, York, UK, April 8-10, 2003, and published in the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, pp. 15-28, 2003.
Salant, R. F. and Fortier, A. E., "Numerical simulation of a slider bearing with an engineered slip/no-slip surface," to be presented at the 14th International Colloquium Tribology, Technische Akademie Esslingen, Stuttgart/Ostfildern, Germany, January 13-15, 2004.
02A04 Study on oil volatility and its mechanism Dr. Qian Zou(USA) Prof. Shizhu Wen(China) Presentation:
1) "Oil volatility and the effect factors", General Motors, Dec. 16, 2002.
2) "Investigation of oil volatility and its mechanisms", Argonne National Laboratory, Aug. 20, 2003.
3) "Study on oil volatility", Tribology Seminar in Oakland University, September 2003.

Publications:
1) "Oil volatility and the effect factors", in preparation and will be submitted to Journal of Tribotest in September 2003.
2) "Volatility of Thin Oil Films", in preparation and will be submitted to Tribology Transactions in September 2003.
3) "Volatility of Engine Oils Under Different Conditions", in preparation and will be submitted to SAE in September 2003.
02A06 Investigation into the Correlation of the Tribological Behavior in Skirt-Cylinder and Ring-Cylinder Pairs with the Dynamic behavior of Piston Assemblies and the Cylinder Block in a Multi-Cylinder IC engine Prof. Xie You-Bai
(China)
Prof. Dong Guangneng
(China)
Published papers:
1. Dai Xu-dong, Wang Yi-liang, Yuan Xiao-Yang, Xie You-bai. Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Multi-Cylinder[J]. Transactions of CSICE, 2003,21(3):277-282.
2. Dai Xudong, Zhao Shanxing, Yuan Xiaoyang, Xie youbai. Study on Coupling System Dynamical Behavior to Hydrodynamic Lubrication in Internal-Combustion Engine[J]. Journal of XI'AN Jiaotong university. 2003,37(1):56-59.
3. Dai Xu-dong, Ma Xue-feng, Zhao San-xing, Xie You-bai. Study on Coupling of Lubrication and Dynamical Behavior in Internal-Combustion Engine[J]. Transactions of CSICE, 2003, 21(1):86-90.

Papers to be published:
1. Dai Xudong, Yuan Xianyang, Xie Youbai. Study on Coupling Dynamic Behavior to Tribological Behavior in Cylinder-Piston System in IC Engine. Journal of XI'AN Jiaotong university.
2002
Second
02B05 Tribological optimisation of coated machine components by 3D FEM modeling, simulation of surface stresses and calculation of fracture toughness Prof. Kenneth Holmberg(Finland) MSc Anssi Laukkanen
(Finland)
Holmberg, K., Laukkanen, A., Wallin, K., Ronkainen, H. & Varjus, S., Fracture mechanical evaluation of a thin film scratch test by use of numerical contact analysis, 9th Int. Conf. on the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (ICM9), Palexpo Congress Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, 25-29.5.2003, 7 p. (not presented due to sickness)

Holmberg, K, Laukkanen, A., Ronkainen, H., Wallin, K., Varjus, S. & Koskinen, J., Stresses and strains in sliding contact with a thin hard coating, Part I: Modelling stresses and strains, manuscript ready, to be submitted to the journal Surface and Coatings Technology in April 2004, 16 p.

Holmberg, K, Laukkanen, A., Ronkainen, H., Wallin, K., Varjus, S. & Koskinen, J., Stresses and strains in sliding contact with a thin hard coating, Part II: Material deformations, influence of E-modulus and coating thickness, manuscript under preparation, to be submitted to the journal Surface and Coatings Technology in May 2004

Holmberg, K., Influence of residual stresses on coating fracture behavior in a scratch test, 24th IRG OECD Tribology Group Meeing, 16-17.Oct. 2003, Portoroz, Slovenia, (presented by Holmberg, one page abstract)
Holmberg, K., Tribological optimisation of thin coatings - a modelling approach, Int. Joint Tribology Conf. 2003, STLE & ASME, 27-29.10.2003, Ponte Verda, USA (presented by Holmberg, one page abstract)

Holmberg, K. & Laukkanen, A., Optimising tribological performance of coated surfaces by stress modelling and fracture calculation, accepted to be presented as Invited Paper at the Intenational Conference of Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films 2004 in San Diego, USA, 19-23.4.2004
02B08 Development of Functional Tribological System by Utilizing Compound Nano-Scale Patterned surfaces Prof. Yasunaga Mitsuya(Japan) Dr. Hedong Zhang(Japan) Publications:
(1) H. Zhang, Y. Mitsuya, M. Yamada, K. Fukuzawa, "Measurement of Spreading Characteristics of Molecularly Thin Lubricant Film over Surfaces with Groove-Shaped Textures Based on Diffraction Simulation," Mechanical Engineering Congress, 2003 Japan, Tokushima, Japan, August 3-5, 2003 (in Japanese).
(2) H. Zhang, Y. Mitsuya, N. Fukuoka, K. Fukuzawa, "Spreading Characteristics of Monolayer Lubricant Film on Surface with Lube Textures," 2003 STLE/ASME Joint International Tribology Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida USA, October 26-29, 2003.

Publications:
(1) H. Zhang, Y. Mitsuya and M. Yamada, "Spreading Characteristics of Molecularly Thin Lubricant on Surfaces with Groove-Shaped Textures: Effects of Molecular Weight and End-Group Functionality, "ASME Journal of Tribology, 125-2 (2003), pp. 350-357.
(2) H. Zhang, Y. Mitsuya, N. Fukuoka, K. Fukuzawa, "Spreading Characteristics of Monolayer Lubricant Film on Surface with Lube Textures," submitted to ASME Journal of Tribology.
02B14 Application of combinatorial experiments in the characterization of anti-wear films formed under various tribological conditions Mr. Eglin Michael(Switzerland) N/A Publications
Antonella Rossi, Michael Eglin, John Moulder and Nicholas D. Spencer, "Microchemical XPS study of tribologically stressed samples: the correlation between surface composition and steel mechanical properties" in preparation (with acknowledgments to TTRF).

Presentations
M. Eglin, A. Rossi, N.D. Spencer "Development of a combinatorial approach to lubricant additive characterization", EXXON-Mobile, Clinton NJ, USA, June 2003

N.D. Spencer (invited lecture), "Micro- and nanoscale aspects of tribochemistry" Trimis '03 Conference, Neucha^tel (CH), June 2003

A. Rossi, M.Eglin, I. Klingenfuss, K. Matsumoto, F.M. Piras, N.D. Spencer "The Power of Imaging for the Investigation of Additive-Surface Reactions" Presented at "Smart Surfaces in Tribology: Advanced Additives and Structured Coatings", 10.-12. September 2003, Zu"rich.

A. Rossi, M.Eglin, N.D. Spencer
XPS and ToF-SIMS surface analysis of thermal and tribological films formed by ZnDTP
Presented at "ECASIA 2003", 6.-10. October 2003, Berlin

N.D. Spencer and A. Rossi (Keynote lecture)
"Imaging, In-situ and combinatorial approaches to the understanding of lubricant additive behavior" presented at the Fuel & Lubricants Conference Asia Shanghai, PRC, 3 March 2004