Surface active DLC for low friction and durability (P9).
Project Vision Statement
This project aims for the research and development of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for internal combustion (IC) engine components in automotive industry. Thin film coatings developed in this project are expected to provide improvement of performance of the IC engine. By closely working with other fellows and partners in ENTICE project, the understandings of coatings on different applications (piston ring/liner, bearing, camshaft/follower, etc.) will be clearly addressed. The relevant coating R&D will be carried out. The research outcome will be the knowledge of surface active DLC coatings for low friction and high durability with lubricant additives in different tribological applications. This will further strengthen the leaderships of all the partners to meet the challenges of fuel economy and stringent emission legislations.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds, UK
MSc, Process and Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, UK (Funded by Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Germany)
BEng, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, China
L. Yang, A. Neville, A. Brown, P. Ransom and A. Morina. Friction reduction mechanisms in boundary lubricated W-doped DLC coatings. Tribology International, 2014, 70: 26-33.
L. Yang, A. Neville, A. Brown, P. Ransom and A. Morina. Effect of Lubricant Additives on the WDLC Coating Structure When Tested in Boundary Lubrication Regime. Tribology Letters, 2015, 57: 14.
Oerlikon Metco/Sorevi, 5, allée Skylab, 87068 Limoges, FRANCE
Supervisor: Dr. Frédéric MEUNIER
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