A Review of the Wire on Capstan Test Apparatus

Hargreaves, Douglas J. & Planitz, Anton (2006) A Review of the Wire on Capstan Test Apparatus. In Hargreaves, Douglas J., Kosse, V., & Tan, A. (Eds.) Austrib 06 - International Tribology Conference, 3 - 6 December 2006, Brisbane.


This report describes a review of the Queensland University of Technology’s Wire on Capstan test apparatus. The purpose of the rig was to evaluate the performance of liquid lubricants (particularly those containing Friction Modifying Additives) under the mixed and boundary lubrication regimes. However, initial testing of various oils caused confusion since fluid film lubrication was indicated as being the predominant mode despite large wear scars being noticed on the test wires. Repeatability of results was an ongoing issue. It was concluded that further modification of the rig was required before it could be used for its originally specified purpose of evaluating liquid lubricants under the mixed and boundary lubrication regimes.

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ID Code: 10906
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: wire on capstan, friction modifying additives, liquid lubricants
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:23

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