High Temperature Tribometer. Phase 1
Final rept. 8 Sep 1988-7 Mar 1989
ADVANCED MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC NEWTON MA
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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.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods