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Title: Measurement of film thickness in lubricated components using ultrasonic reflection
Author: Harper, Phil
ISNI:       0000 0001 3532 4329
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2008
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Many everyday objects are used without consideration of the fact that they rely on a tiny layer of lubricant as thin as 1/1000th of the thickness of a human hair in order to operate correctly. However, without the lubricant, problems are quickly noticed: door hinges squeaking, wear in engines or failure of hip implants. This thesis documents the application of ultrasound to the measurement of this layer of lubricant.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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