Micro-texture design and optimization in hydrodynamic lubrication via two-scale analysis

A. Waseem, I. Temizer, J. Kato, K. Terada

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A novel computational surface engineering framework is developed to design micro-textures which can optimize the macroscopic response of hydrodynamically lubricated interfaces. All macroscopic objectives are formulated and analyzed within a homogenization-based two-scale setting and the micro-texture design is achieved through topology optimization schemes. Two non-standard aspects of this multiscale optimization problem, namely the temporal and spatial variations in the homogenized response of the micro-texture, are individually addressed. Extensive numerical investigations demonstrate the ability of the framework to deliver optimal micro-texture designs as well as the influence of major problem parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-248
Number of pages22
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1


  • Homogenization
  • Lubrication
  • Optimization
  • Texture design
  • Two-scale analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Control and Optimization


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