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dc.creatorTong, Calvin Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T16:15:35Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T16:15:35Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/175423
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this project is to study the effects of different surface textures and patterns on the wear mechanisms involved, and the cumulative damage on these surfaces. Laser surface texturing (LST) is used to ablate metallic surfaces to impart a pattern or texture in order to improve surface tribological characteristics. The reduction in friction from LST is enabled by maintaining beneficial surface contact and lubricant adhesion/entrapment in applications such as engine bores, hard drive disks, and seals. However, the wear mechanisms of these tailored surfaces and their accumulation leading to a final wear state is not well understood. For this, a design of experiments involving numerous patterns and their variations will by created on a stainless steel surface using a high-energy laser. Their friction and wear will be characterized via standardized tests and microscopy/profilometry. It is expected that a better understanding of the wear mechanisms of LST surfaces will provide engineers an edge in designing more durable and resilient surfaces.en
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dc.subjectLaser Surface Texturingen
dc.subjectLSTen
dc.subjectTexturesen
dc.subjectTribologyen
dc.subjectTextured Surfacesen
dc.subjectWearen
dc.subjectWear Mechanismsen
dc.subjectFriction Reductionen
dc.subjectTribological Performanceen
dc.subjectTribometeren
dc.subjectSurface Patternsen
dc.subjectLaser Texturingen
dc.subjectSurface Roughnessen
dc.titleElucidating the Wear Mechanisms of Laser Surface Textured Surfacesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUndergraduate Research Scholars Programen
thesis.degree.nameBSen
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduateen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKuttolamadom, Mathew A
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dc.date.updated2019-06-10T16:15:35Z
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0003-0026-8392


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