What is it about?

This work investigates newly developed nano composite coating for sliding interfaces for bearing elements application. Experimental study has been performed and new modelling techniques have been developed to assess and predict wear failure.

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Why is it important?

This works in important in terms of enhancing sliding bearing elements' service life, durability and operational reliability.

Perspectives

This research has been conducted in collaboration with a major and longstanding international partner. This work has attracted further research funding £55.3K (grants 12064, 11347, 10187) to investigate Dark Etching Regions (DERs) in rolling contact bearing elements, numerical modelling of mixed lubrication and wear-corrosion synergistic study which have significant industrial relevance in terms of a wide range of applications.

Professor Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan
NanoCorr, Energy & Modelling Research Group, Bournemouth University

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This page is a summary of: Experimental analysis and modelling for reciprocating wear behaviour of nanocomposite coatings, Wear, December 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.09.011.
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