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Title: Empirical Investigation of Electricity Self-Generation in a Lubricated Sliding–Rolling Contact

Abstract

The paper reports the empirical observations of voltage generation in a lubricated tribocontact with different oils altering load, sliding and temperature. The investigation is done in the context of research of the root cause of white etching cracks (WEC) failure in bearings. Tested oils of different additive packages found completely different electrical behavior. The oil, which is known to produce WECs in laboratory tests, demonstrated non-zero voltage generation

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Wind and Water Power Technolgoies (WWPTO)
OSTI Identifier:
1416535
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Tribology Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 65; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1023-8883
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Self-generation; Electricity; MPR; Oil lubrication; Sliding-rolling contact

Citation Formats

Ščepanskis, Mihails, Gould, Benjamin, and Greco, Aaron. Empirical Investigation of Electricity Self-Generation in a Lubricated Sliding–Rolling Contact. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/s11249-017-0892-y.
Ščepanskis, Mihails, Gould, Benjamin, & Greco, Aaron. Empirical Investigation of Electricity Self-Generation in a Lubricated Sliding–Rolling Contact. United States. doi:10.1007/s11249-017-0892-y.
Ščepanskis, Mihails, Gould, Benjamin, and Greco, Aaron. Thu . "Empirical Investigation of Electricity Self-Generation in a Lubricated Sliding–Rolling Contact". United States. doi:10.1007/s11249-017-0892-y.
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author = {Ščepanskis, Mihails and Gould, Benjamin and Greco, Aaron},
abstractNote = {The paper reports the empirical observations of voltage generation in a lubricated tribocontact with different oils altering load, sliding and temperature. The investigation is done in the context of research of the root cause of white etching cracks (WEC) failure in bearings. Tested oils of different additive packages found completely different electrical behavior. The oil, which is known to produce WECs in laboratory tests, demonstrated non-zero voltage generation},
doi = {10.1007/s11249-017-0892-y},
journal = {Tribology Letters},
issn = {1023-8883},
number = 3,
volume = 65,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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