This short paper describes a theoretical platform for modeling the boundary lubrication of nominally flat metallic contacts. The platform is of a general structure with four interrelated modules, each governing one of the four key processes of the problem. It is envisioned to be open ended allowing individual modules to be updated and/or replaced. The product and the outcome may provide an infrastructure for fundamental research in boundary lubrication among theoreticians and experimentalists and across several science/engineering disciplines.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films