Awarded Research Themes and Reports

Grant Year No. Research Theme Principal Investigator
Related Presentation/Publication (Textual quotation)
03A04 Nanoindentation of thin viscoelastic films Prof. Paula Wood-Adams
N/A Experimental results on liquid polybutadiene were presented at the 40th International Symposium on Macromolecules - IUPAC World Polymer Congress (MACRO 2004) July 2004 in Paris, France in the poster session by Dr. Luminita Ionescu. Co-authors on this poster were PM Wood-Adams, A Fatseyey (MASc candidate), H Wang(MASc candidate) and L Khun (Hysitron Inc).
Mr. Arkadz Fatseyey is in the process of preparing his masters thesis on Nanoindentation of Polymer Films. He expects to submit his thesis before the end of December 2004. Excerpts from his thesis will be submitted to scientific journals in the form of 1 or 2 articles in 2005.
Mr. Heng Wang has recently defended his MASc thesis on Clay/Epoxy Nanocomposites which included the nano-mechanical study of cured epoxies. He has 1 journal article in preparation on this work.
03A05 Tribological effect of the transfer film from a PTFE composite at high humidity Prof. Brian J. Briscoe (UK) N/A A report of the work has been written in preparation for submission to learned society journal.
03B01 In situ study of dissipation and transfer mechanisms in EHD contacts: Local measurements of film thickness, pressure and temperature Dr. Philippe Vergne(France) Prof. Tsunamitsu Nakahara
(1) T. Nakahara & K. Yagi, Influence of Temperature Distributions in EHL Film on Its Thickness under High Slip Ratio Conditions, Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Symposium on Tribology June 2004, pp. 595-604.

(2) K. Yagi, K. Kyogoku & T. Nakahara: "Relationship between Temperature Distribution in EHL Film and Dimple Formation", Proceedings of ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference October 24-27, 2004, Hilton Long Beach, California, TRIB2004-64073/DRAFT (to be published in Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Tribology)

(3) Bair S., Vergne P. & Querry M.: "A unified shear-thinning treatment of both film thickness and traction in EHD", Tribology Letters, Vol. 18, N 1, January 2005
03B02 Introduction of compressive residual stress for reduction of fretting fatigue by cavitation shotless peening Prof. Hitoshi Soyama
N/A "Surface Modification of Metallic Materials by Using Cavitation Shotless Peening," H.Soyama, Proceedings of 75th Symposium of Japan Institute of Light Metals, pp. 18-24, 2004.

"A Fundamental Study on Improvement in Surface Durability of Cavitation Shotless Peened Steel Rollers," M.Seki, H.Soyama, A.Yoshida and T.Mishima, Proceeding of 43rd Annual Meeting of Cugoku-Shikoku Branch, JSME, No. 055-1, pp. 293-294, 2005.
03B04 Measurement method of tribological properties of molecularly thick lubricant film Dr. Kentaro Tanaka(Japan) N/A A paper based on this research have been presented at the 31st Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology in September 2004. The paper will also be published in proceedings by Elsevier. The paper is entitled "Measurement method of physical properties of adsorbed layers". The authors are Kentaro Tanaka and Katsumi Iwamoto.

And following paper will be presented at the 32nd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology in September 2005.