Fundamental Research on Tribology.
Final rept. Mar 83-May 86,
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
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Tribology, the science and technology of friction-lubrication-wear, is vital to the design, manufacture and utilization of virtually every system with moving parts. Its purpose is to optimize the energy efficiency, product durability and reliability of machines and systems. Topics investigated by an interdisciplinary team were surface mechanics studies of microscopic surface phenomena prior to microscopic changes surface reaction kinetic studies related to wear processes physicochemical processes in the contact line region thermal control of friction fundamental study of solid lubrication in the SEM lubricated sliding studies in the SEM friction reduction in an I.C. engine start-stop evaluation of gas bearing materials continuous wear measurement by on-line Ferrography wear of copper-based brake material.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids