Accession Number : ADA101493


Title :   Lubricant Compact Wear Rate Techniques


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 1978-15 Oct 1980


Corporate Author : MRIGLOBAL KANSAS CITY MO


Personal Author(s) : Mecklenburg, K R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a101493.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : The need for solid lubrication of cruise missile engine bearings prompted a study on the wear rate of a solid lubricant compact under various conditions of load and velocity. The experimental procedure and test specimen configuration were detailed in the report. Mathematical handling of the weight loss data, discussed in detail, allowed the representation of the wear rate as a function of various combinations of load and velocity to be presented in a single equation, the equation of the wear rate 'surface'. Two equations were developed on the lubricant compact, one for oscillatory motion and one for unidirectional motion. Alternate forms for the wear equation were discussed with the reasons for non-use. Detailed computer programs developed for data handling were also presented.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *SOLID LUBRICANTS , *WEAR , CARBON FIBERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , FRICTION , LOADS(FORCES) , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , OSCILLATION , POLYIMIDE RESINS , RATES , SELF LUBRICATION , TEST METHODS , UNIDIRECTIONAL , VELOCITY , WEIGHT REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE