Accession Number:

ADA209356

Title:

High Temperature Tribometer. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 Sep 1988-7 Mar 1989

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC NEWTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Tribological research has become more important due to the awareness that friction and wear accounts for a large portion of our nations energy and raw material usage. A machine is available that performs pin-on-disk friction and wear tests at temperatures up to 1200 C. Software to control the machine and acquire test data using IBM-PC compatible computers was designed and developed and initial tests of the software were conducted. A commercial software package, Labtech Notebook, was used as the basis for the system, although unique data- acquisition and graphics modules were also developed. A piston type liquid lubricant feed pump was chosen for accurately dispensing small quantities of test lubricant. A prototype of a solid powder feed system was built and functioned well with granular material but unsatisfactorily with the two very fine powders.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE