Accession Number : AD0690447

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SOME MECHANICAL WEAR DETECTION SENSORS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM N Y

Personal Author(s) : Orcutt,Frederic K.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Several types of sensors have been developed for the purpose of monitoring the operation and detecting incipient failure of critical mechanical components. They include sensors for in-line quantitative measurement of wear particles present in the lubricant and an integral bearing-sensor for direct measurement of the dynamic force transmitted from a rotating assembly to the structure. These and other, more established, sensors have been applied to several mechanical systems to gain experience in their use and for comparative evaluation of their effectiveness as monitoring and failure detection concepts. Experiments were performed with a small gasoline engine and with a power gear system using commercial gearboxes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAR RESISTANCE, DETECTION), (*GEARS, WEAR RESISTANCE), (*LUBRICANTS, DETECTORS), DETECTORS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), BEARINGS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, ULTRASONIC PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, VIBRATION, LOADS(FORCES), ACCELEROMETERS, LUBRICANTS, THERMOCOUPLES, PARTICLES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE