Friction Reduction in Reciprocating Sliding Contacts by Surface Micro-machining

Mechanical engineering

Faculty of Science and Technology / Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences

YILMAZ EMIR Assistant professor


investigation of tribological characteristics to improve the lifespan and efficiency of next-generation internal combustion engine vehicles (NG-ICEVs) by lowering wear and friction coefficient in liner-piston interactions. The overall goal is to develop a comprehensive guideline for micro-texture characteristics (shape, size, density, etc…) depending on the working and ambient conditions of the ICEVs and micro-machining properties with Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). CFD simulations, micro-EDM processes, and tribology experiments are being conducted concurrently.