Awarded Research Themes and Reports

Grant Year No. Research Theme Principal Investigator
Related Presentation/Publication
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05A03 Friction, wear and lubrication in micro-machines Dr. J.A. Williams
N/A Publications associated with this work:
J A Williams and H R Le 'Tribology and MEMS' J Phys D: Appl Phys 39 (2006) R201-214 H R Le and J A Williams 'Tribological characterization of friction and surfacedamage of silicon-based materials in micro-scale sliding with particular reference to MEMS' Tribology International (in preparation)
Presentations associated with this work:
K Faszer 'Tribological properties of MEMS material measured on a small scale device' Mission of Tribology Institution of Mechanical Engineers, December 2004
J A Williams 'Tribological properties of MEMS material measured on a small scale device' World Tribology Congress. Washington, September 2005
05A09 Time evolution of tribological nanolayers during sliding Dr. Martin Dienwiebel
N/A A presetation of the project results will be held at the 6th ESF Nanotribology Workshop, Italy, May 13-16, 2007
The article "Nanoscale evolution of sliding metal surfaces during running-in" has been accepted for publication in Tribology Letters.
05A14 Theoretical and Experimental Study of Scuffing failure in Oscillatory Frictional Contacts Prof. Michael Khonsari
N/A Several papers are being prepared and some publications are pending review/publication for the ASME Journal of Tribology. This peer-reviewed journal is considered to be the premier archival journal if the field of the tribology. We have also given presentation at the ASME/STLE joint tribology conferences on this subject. To further diversify the exposure of our research to the scientific community, we have prepared a paper where the general nature of the heat transfer and an analytical approach for handling oscillatory heat source is described. This paper is pending review for publication in the ASME Journal of Heat transfer. Furthermore, we have spent considerable time and effort in describing such difficult tribology problems and our capabilities in addressing them with industrial partners at CeRoM as well as meetings with local plant managers. Lastly, the PI presented related material in a tutorial and short course style at the 2005 Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium to a large number of practicing engineers interested in the field of tribology.
05B07 Experimental study of normal forces in liquid bridges Assoc. Prof. Marie-Helene Meurisse
Dr. Michel Querry
Publication of this research should occur after the completion of the next step.
05B13 A Design Methodology for Mica Based Compressive Seals Assoc. Prof. Jeffrey L. Streator
N/A Results of work was presented at the Fifth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference, June 18-20, 2007, New York, NY.
Work from the project was presented at the 34th LEEDS LYON Symposium, Lyon, France, 4th-7th September 2007.

[1] C. K. Green, J. L. Streator, and C. Haynes, 2006, "Modeling Leakage with Mica-Based Compressive Seals For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells," Proceedings of IMECE2006, Chicago, IL, November 5-10 2006.

[2] C. K. Green, J. L. Streator, C. Haynes, and E. Lara-Curzio 2007, "A Computational Leakage Model for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Compressive Seals," Journal of Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, accepted.

[3] C. K. Green, J. L. Streator, C. Haynes, and E. Lara-Curzio 2007, "A Leakage Studies with Metal-Metal Compressive Seals for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells," Tribology International, submitted.
05A19 Rare earth elements as a tracer for polymer wear Assoc.Prof. Markus Wimmer
Joachim Kunze

Ngai V, Kunze J and Wimmer MA. (2007) "A rare earth tracer for accurate wear determination of polyethylene" Poster Presentation at the 16th International Conference on Wear of Materials, April 15-19, Montreal QC, Canada.

Ngai V, Kunze J and Wimmer MA. (2009) "Validating Rare Earth Stearates for Wear Determination of UHMWPE Bearings" Submitted to 17th International Conference on Wear of Materials to be held Apr.19-23, 2009. Accepted as Testing Methods Paper in Journal of Wear, Elsevier.

Wimmer MA, Kunze J, Orozco D, Ngai V, Laurent MP and Jacobs JJ. (2008) "Rare Earth Tracers to Determine Backside Wear of TKA Polyethylene Inserts" 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2-5, San Francisco, California, USA.