Over 20 experts from a range of industries including pharmaceutical, aerospace and automotive attended a 1 day open day at Imperial College hosted by The Tribology Department at Imperial College and PCS Instruments.
The following presentations were given by academics from Imperial College and from PCS Instruments:
“Influence of Lubricant Properties on ARKL Temperature Rise and Transmission Efficiency”, Professor Hugh Spikes, Imperial College
“Research in Biotribology: chews, hips and leaves”, Dr Philippa Cann, Imperial College
“Damage in Rolling-Sliding Contacts”, Dr Amir Kadiric, Imperial College
“Thermal, Fluorescence and Electron Emission Experiments”, Dr Tom Reddyhoff, Imperial College
“Developing Tribology Test Instruments”, Dr Rich Baker, PCS Instruments
Delegates then saw a range of tests in action, using PCS Instruments’ equipment at Imperial College to measure elastohydrodynamic film thickness, traction, boundary film formation, ultra high shear viscosity, fuel lubricity and micropitting.
Advanced tribological measurements such as fluorescence and infrared thermography were also discussed and demonstrated.