tribometer


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tribometer

[trī′bäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A device for measuring coefficients of friction, consisting of a loaded sled subject to a measurable force.
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The wear scar experiments were performed with a four-ball tribometer, according to ASTM standard D 4172-94 [36].
The friction coefficient measured in the specific tribometer is for the ta-C coating overall approx.
This large diameter of the ring-shaped sample can generate high sliding velocities when the high speed pin-on-disc tribometer works at fast rotation.
For construct a wear maps is necessary to know the width, depth and average diameter traces left at sample after the test tribometer.
Lubricant additive tribological performance was measured with a fourball tribometer according to the standard.
Wear tests were carried out on a CSM Instruments Tribometer with a pin-on-disk configuration in dry conditions.
Data from the tribometer is used to assess the effectiveness of treatments which have already been applied and to help inform whether further action is required.
However, it is not possible to eliminate the influence of these errors when applying the tribometer used in mechanical engineering.
Friction tests were carried out in dry condition using a pin-on-disc tribometer.
In this paper, an alternative method to using the pin-on-disk tribometer was used to measure the kinetic friction coefficient of polymers.
Measurement of friction and material flow-stress by a plane-strain compression tribometer.
A novel linear tribometer has been developed to measure frictional drag on cross-country skis [Hasler, M].