• Impact of chosen force fields and applied load on thin film lubrication

    5 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    The rapid development of molecular dynamics simulations, as well as classical and reactive atomic potentials, has enabled tribologists to gain new insights into lubrication performance at the fundamental level. However, the impact of adopted potentials on the rheological properties and tribological performance of hydrocarbons has not been researched adequately. This extensive study analyzed the effects of surface structure, applied load, and force field on the thin film lubrication of hexadecane. The lubricant film became more solid-like as the applied load increased. In...
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