Project phases and realization

WP1: Selection, preparation and characterization of the oils

Task 1.1: Selection of base oils

This task has been realized.

Task 1.2: Selection of additives and preparation of oils oil-additive mixtures

This task has been realized.

Task 1.3: Selection of fully-formulated oil

This task has been realized.

Task 1.4: Characterization of oils

This task is in realization (estimated realization is 50 %).       

 

WP2: Selection and preparation of materials

Task 2.1: Selection of reference material and preparation of samples

This task has been realized.

Task 2.2: Selection and deposition of DLC coatings

This task has been realized.

 

WP3: Initial characterization of interface properties                                                        

Task 3.1: Surface tension experiments

This task has been realized.

Task 3.2: Surface energy experiments

This task has been realized.  

Task 3.3: Wetting experiments

This task is in realization (estimated realization is 35 %).       

 

WP4: Thermal tests

Task 4.1: Experiments at 25 °C

This task has been realized.

Task 4.2: Experiments at 100 °C

This task has been realized.

 

WP5: Tribological tests

Task 5.1: Definition of testing conditions

This task has been realized.

Task 5.2: Tribological experiments

This task is in realization (estimated realization is 50 %).       

Task 5.3: Tribometric analyses

This task is in realization (estimated realization is 40 %).       

 

WP6: Confirmation of boundary films and final characterization of interface properties                                                           

Task 6.1: Confirmation of adsorbed layers

This task has not started yet according to Gantt chart.

Task 6.2: Surface energy and wetting experiments after tribological and thermal tests

This task has not started yet according to Gantt chart. 

 

WP7: EHD friction modelling for thermal effect

This task is in realization (estimated realization is 10 %).     

 

WP8: Mechanism of EHD friction reduction and optimal solid-liquid interface design

Task 8.1: Revealing the contribution of solid-liquid slip and thermal effect for EHD friction reduction

This task has not started yet according to Gantt chart. 

Task 8.2: Revealing optimal solid-liquid interface design

This task has not started yet according to Gantt chart. 

 

WP9: Management

This WP is running all the time.

 

WP10: Dissemination and exploitation

The tasks within this WP are running in terms of preparation of original scientific paper, while the presentation of results on international conferences is despited of accepted abstracts at this moment due to health issues impossible.