The S-Tribometer consists of a reciprocating pin sliding over a stationary plate. The pin moves in a sinusoidal motion with an amplitude of 23mm. Such a sinusoidal movement occurs for instance in combustion engines, in the contact between the piston and the cylinder lining. Parameters that can be varied in the experiments are the normal load, the frequency of the movement (i.e. sliding velocity) as well as the temperature of the samples.
Keywords: S-Tribometer, Wear, Friction, Reciprocating Motion, Sinusoidal
Measurements / Setups: Reciprocating Sliding, Friction, Wear
Specifications: Motion amplitude: 23mm
Location: De Horst WH 111
Research group: Surface Technology and Tribology
Contact: W. Lette