Electrical methods for the study of elastohydrodynamic films

Glovnea, Romeo, Furtuna, Marian, Nagata, Yuichiro and Sugimara, Joichi (2012) Electrical methods for the study of elastohydrodynamic films. Tribology Oline, 7 (1). pp. 46-53. ISSN 1881-2198

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Abstract

This paper reviews the electrical methods to evaluate lubrication, with the focus on elastohydrodynamic applications. The methods are based on the measurement of the electrical resistance and/or capacitance, and are used to determine the thickness of lubricating films as well as to detect asperity contact in the mixed lubrication regime. The experimental works are introduced in which these methods are used in conventional sliding and rolling/sliding tests and machine component tests including piston ring and cylinder liner, cam and follower, and gears. Also some works on the effect of electric field upon lubrication phenomena are introduced. Advantages and disadvantages of the electrical methods are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0170 Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
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Depositing User: Romeo Glovnea
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 12:43
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 01:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28284

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