Novel application of white light sensing to dynamic oil film measurement

Taplin, Stephen R., Podoleanu, Adrian G.H., Webb, David J., Jackson, David A. (1995) Novel application of white light sensing to dynamic oil film measurement. In: Colloquium digest. (194). 12/1-12/5. IET (doi:10.1049/ic:19951220) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Monitoring of the thickness of dynamic oil films is of great interest to engine manufacturers and oil producing companies. The technique described in this paper uses white light interferometery incorporating the channelled spectrum technique, which exhibits an accuracy of ~0.1 ?m and allows absolute distance measurements to be made over approximately 5 mm working range. In order to overcome the zero offset characteristic of white light interferometers, a novel probe design is described that utilises a titanium dioxide coating to improve the reflectance of the fibre end-face. Application to a simulated IC engine connecting rod test rig is performed and the resultant distribution of oil film thickness for given speeds of a rotating shaft are shown

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/ic:19951220
Uncontrolled keywords: Bearings (machine parts), Connecting rods, Films, Fuel oils, Internal combustion engines, Shafts (machine components), Thickness measurement, Titanium dioxide, Titanium oxides, Channeled spectrum technique, Dynamic oil films, White light interferometry, Interferometry
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 10:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49827 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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