Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 227–248 | Cite as

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

  • A. Waseem
  • İ. Temizer
  • J. Kato
  • K. Terada


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.


Optimization Homogenization Two-scale analysis Texture design Lubrication 



The second author acknowledges support by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under the 1001 Programme (Grant No. 114M406).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.International Research Institute of Disaster ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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