New technique measuring film thickness for tribological machines

Al-Haddad, A. A. and Salih, Nbhan D. and Wen, Chin Chee and Yusaf, T. F. and Yousif, B. F. (2010) New technique measuring film thickness for tribological machines. In: 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 13-19 Nov 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL. United States.

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Abstract

In the present work, a prototype machine was developed for film thickness measurement for tribological tests. The configuration of the machine was based Block on Ring (BOR) technique. In the current machine, frictional forces and film thickness were measured using load cell and strain gauges, respectively. Calibration was made to determine the real film thickness. Experiments were conducted using the newly developed machine to investigate the film thickness during sliding of UHMWPE against aluminum alloy counterface. The tests were performed at applied loads (1.47 N - 2.94 N). The results revealed that increases the applied load reduces the film thickness which in turn played a main role in controlling the surface characteristics of the polymer.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 by ASME. Paper no. IMECE2009-10160. Alternate title - On the development of new technique measuring film thickness of water as lubricant in tribological devices. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 01:09
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 04:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: film thickness; tribology; measurement; strain gauge
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2009-10160
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6482

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