The aim of this study is to find a connection between mechanical engineering and biotechnology by utilizing biomimetics in lubrication. The objective is to improve boundary lubrication by biomolecules in water-based systems. Proteins were used because they can form films and multilayers on the surfaces and thus prevent direct contact between them. In this study, hydrophobin and albumin proteins are studied as additives to enable water lubrication.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- boundary lubrication
Ahlroos, T., Hakala, T. J., Helle, A., Linder, M. B., Holmberg, K., Mahlberg, R., Laaksonen, P., & Varjus, S. (2011). Biomimetic approach to water lubrication with biomolecular additives. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 225(10), 1013-1022. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350650111406635