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Use of electrostatic charge monitoring for early detection of adhesive wear in oil lubricated contacts

Morris, S., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2002) Use of electrostatic charge monitoring for early detection of adhesive wear in oil lubricated contacts Journal of Tribology: Transactions of the ASME, 124, (2), pp. 288-296. (doi:10.1115/1.1398293).

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Electrostatic charge sensing technology has been used to monitor adhesive wear in oil lubricated contacts. Previous work in this area demonstrated that "precursor" charge events may be detected prior to the onset of scuffing. Possible charging mechanisms associated with the precursor events were identified as tribocharging, surface charge variation, exo-emissions and debris generation. This paper discusses the proposed charging mechanisms and details a series of investigative tests using an adapted pin-on-disc (PoD) rig. The PoD tests focused on surface charge variation effects and were of two types, non-contact, where different materials were inserted in the disc, and controlled scuffing tests.

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Published date: 2002


Local EPrints ID: 22103
ISSN: 0742-4787
PURE UUID: db33a0ae-6b54-43f4-a663-4b3c08c770f7
ORCID for R.J.K. Wood: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:23

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Author: S. Morris
Author: R.J.K. Wood ORCID iD
Author: T.J. Harvey
Author: H.E.G. Powrie

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