Correlation between standard roughness parameters skewness and kurtosis and tribological behaviour of contact surfaces

M. Sedlaček, B. Podgornik, J. Vižintin

Tribology international 48 (2012) 102-112.


The aim of the present research was to investigate the correlation between surface roughness parameters and friction. For this purpose 100Cr6 steel plate samples were prepared using different grades and combinations of grinding and polishing in terms of similar Sa but different Ssk and Sku values. Dry and lubricated pin-on-disc tests, using different contact conditions, were carried out, using Al2O3 ball as counter-body. Test results show that surfaces with higher Sku and negative Ssk values tend to reduce friction.

Keywords: skewness, roughness parameters, tribologija, trenje, friction, parametri hrapavosti, kurtosis


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