Awarded Research Theme List

Grant Year No. Research Theme Principal Investigator
(Country)
Co-
Investigator
(Country)
Related Presentation/Publication (Textual quotation)
2004
First
04A05 Optimisation of surfaces for machine components - 3D FEM modelling of TiN, MoS2 and NFC coatings Prof. Kenneth Holmberg
(Finland)
MSc Anssi Laukkanen
(Finland)
1. Holmberg,K., Laukkanen,A., Ronkainen,H., Wallin,K. & Varjus,S., Tribological optimization of thin hard coatings based on 3D FEM stress and strain modelling and fracture toughness determination, Int. Surf. Eng. Congr, ASM American Society of Materials, 2-4.8.2004, Orlando, USA, invited paper

2. Holmberg,K., Laukkanen,A. & Ronkainen,H., Tribological optimisation of coated components by stress modelling and surface fracture assessment, COST 532 Conf. Superior Friction and Wear Control in Engines and Transmissions, 18-19.10.2004, Ghent, Belgium, 161-170

3. Holmberg,K. & Laukkanen,A., Tribological performance of coated surfaces, 14th Congr Int. Fed. Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering, 26-28.10.2004, Shanghai, China, 20-27, invited plenary presentation

4. Holmberg,K., Tribological performance optimisation of coated components by stress modelling and simulation, Int. Surface Engineering Conf. OPTO/PSIE, 4-6.4.2005, Dublin, Irland, invited paper

5. Ronkainen,H., Holmberg,K., Laukkanen,A. & Varjus,S., Friction components in a coated deformed contact, Int. Conf. Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films ICMCTF2005, 2-6.5.2005, San Diego, USA

6. Holmberg,K., Laukkanen,A., Ronkainen,H., Wallin,K. & Koskinen,J., Stress analysis, crack generation and fracture growth in hard coatings, Int. Tribology Conf. ITC, 29.5.-2.6.2005, Kobe, Japan, p. 49, invited paper

7. Laukkanen A, Holmberg K, Koskinen J, Ronkainen H, Wallin K, Varjus S. Tribological contact analysis of a ball sliding on a flat coated surface, Part III: Fracture toughness calculation and influence of residual stresses. In press in Surface and Coatings Technology 2005.

8. Holmberg, K., Laukkanen, A., Ronkainen, H. and Wallin, K. Tribological analysis of fracture conditions in thin surface coatings by 3D FEM modelling and stress simulations. In press in Tribology International 2005. The papers and presentation include due acknowledgement to the support from Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
04A09 Lubrication of diamond-like carbon coatings with aqueous lubricants containing polymeric additives Dr. Seunghwan Lee
(Switzerland)
Prof. Nicholas Spencer
(Switzerland)
As mentioned above, the adsorption and nanotribological properties of PLL-g-PEG on NFC2 sample will be conducted in near future and the results will be submitted to tribology journals, such as Tribology Letters, Wear, or Surface Coating and Technology.
2004
Second
04B05 Vapor deposition of strongly bonded ultrathin hydrocarbon films on diamond-like carbon surfaces and friction measurements Dr. Junho Choi
(Japan)
Dr. Setsuo Nakao
(Japan),

Dr. Masami Ikeyama
(Japan)
Presentations
[1] J. Choi, T. Kato, S. Nakao, M. Ikeyama and M. Kawaguchi, "Deposition of ultrathin organic films on various carbon surfaces using vacuum vapor deposition," European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA), Vienna, Austria (Sept. 2005)

[2] J. Choi, T. Kato, M. Kawaguchi and M. Ikeyama, "Vacuum vapor deposition of ultrathin organic films on Si- and N-incorporated DLC films," JAST Tribology Conference, Tokyo, Japan (Nov. 2005)

Publications
[1] J. Choi, T. Kato, S. Nakao, M. Ikeyama and M. Kawaguchi, "Deposition of ultrathin organic films on various carbon surfaces using vacuum vapor deposition," Surface and Interface Analysis, in press (2006).

[2] J. Choi, T. Kato, M. Kawaguchi and M. Ikeyama, "Vacuum vapor deposition of ultrathin organic films on Si- and N-incorporated DLC films," Proceedings of JAST Tribology Conference, pp. 393-394, 2005 (in Japanese).
04B08 Length scales in the nanoindentation of polymer films Prof. Paula Wood-Adams
(Canada)
N/A Journal Article:
Wensheng Xu, Paula M. Wood-Adams and Christopher G. Robertson, Measuring local viscoelastic properties of complex materials with tapping mode atomic force microscopy, submitted to Polymer, February 2006.

Conference Presentations/Papers:
W Xu and PM Wood-Adams, Effect of local material properties on tapping mode atomic force microscopy, Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics VII, Editors: JTM De Hossen, CA Brebbia, SI Nishida, Bologna, Italy, WIT Press, 151-160, 2005.
A Fatseyeu, P Wood-Adams, L Ionescu-Vasii, Nanoindentation of viscoelastic materials, Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology, Vancouver, Canada, October 2005.

Theses
Wensheng Xu, Effect of local material properties on tapping mode atomic force microscopy, MASc thesis, Concordia University, defended Aug. 31, 2005.
Ark Fatseyeu, Determination of Properties of Viscoelastic Materials by Nanoindentation, MASc thesis, Concordia University, defended December 7, 2005.