Accession Number : ADA112031

Title :   Development of a Lubricant Traction Measuring Device.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 79-Sep 81,


Personal Author(s) : Smith,Richard L

PDF Url : ADA112031

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The primary objectives of this research program were to design, develop, and fabricate a traction measuring apparatus. As designed, this device makes use of small quantities of lubricant for traction evaluation. One candidate fluid was placed in the test rig for evaluation purposes during the project. A set of sample performance data was gathered on this fluid for testing of the rig. The constructed traction apparatus described in this report consists of a mechanical assembly and separate instrumentation panel. The mechanical assembly contains the drive motors (two 10 H.P. units), the belted transmissions, the assembly shafting, and all the support structural hardware. The instrumentation panel is for controlling and monitoring the test operations. These two units can be placed separately for the convenience of testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lubricants, *Research management, *Traction, *Measurement, Test and evaluation, Test equipment, Shafts(Machine elements), Drives, Motors, Fluids, Performance(Engineering), Quantity, Control panels

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE