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Measurement of film thickness in lubricated components using ultrasonic reflection.

Harper, Phil (2008) Measurement of film thickness in lubricated components using ultrasonic reflection. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Many everyday objects are used without consideration of the fact that they rely on a tiny layer of lubricant as thin as 1/1000th of the thickness of a human hair in order to operate correctly. However, without the lubricant, problems are quickly noticed: door hinges squeaking, wear in engines or failure of hip implants. This thesis documents the application of ultrasound to the measurement of this layer of lubricant.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Mechanical Engineering (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.489373
Depositing User: EThOS Import Sheffield
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 16:13
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 16:13
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14930

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