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Laser Texturing of Friction Surfaces
Boris S. Medres and Menachem Bamberger

A simple analytical model has been developed to predict the laser texturing regimes of various friction surfaces. Simple dependencies between the geometrical pore size, time and energy parameters of a laser beam, and thermal-physical properties of treated materials have been determined. Good agreement was found between the results of numerical estimations and experimental results. The presented analytical model has been successfully applied to determine the technological regimes of laser texturing of machine parts made of steel and SiC.

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