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Title: Characterisation of machine element contacts using ultrasound reflectometry
Author: Zhou, Lu
ISNI:       0000 0004 5357 8543
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2015
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Measurement of contact pressures in machine elements, such as a cv joint, bolted joints or a ball bearing in a raceway, is extremely important. It is essential information required in fatigue and wear calculations and hence in determining the design life of a component or structure. Measurement of contact pressure can also be used in quality assurance, maintenance and safety practices,for example to check whether a bolt has been tightened or to assess component wear, where visual inspections is not possible. The aim of this work is to develop a novel prototype instrument for ultrasonics measurement of contact pressure for use in the field.
Supervisor: Lewis, Roger ; Marshall, Matt Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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