Accession Number : ADA019665

Title :   Migration of Apiezon C on Metal Substrates Under the Influence of Temperature Gradients: Mathematical Model.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Fote,Alfred A.

Report Date : 30 DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A computer program has been generated that describes the temperature-gradient-induced migration of oil films reported previously. It has been demonstrated that gravitational effects are negligible for such thin films therefore, the results of our earth-based experiments should not differ significantly from results expected in space. The dominant driving forces are due to surface tension effects alone. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lubricants, *Migration, *Mathematical models, Temperature gradients, Metals, Surfaces, Substrates, Thin films, Oils, Interfacial tension, Computer programs, Computerized simulation, Gravity, Weightlessness

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE