Simulation of surface topography with the method of movable cellular automata

A. I. Dmitriev, Valentin Leonidovich Popov, S. G. Psakhie

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Development of surface topography of two solids in a frictional contact is studied with the method of movable cellular automata. After the running-in process, the bodies are separated and the surface power spectra of both bodies are determined. The power spectra show a dependence on the wave vector, which is typical for fractal surfaces. It is shown, that roughness parameters of friction surface depend on relative velocity of sliding and external pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-449
Number of pages6
JournalTribology International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Fractal surfaces
  • Friction
  • Quasi-fluid layer
  • Surface topography
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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