Optical measurements of cavitation in tribological contacts

2016-01-08T09:52:45Z (GMT) by Tian Tang Nick Morris Jeremy Coupland
The paper describes the use of a white light interformeter to measure the cavitation bubble and oil film thickness in a tribological contact and compares the results to theory. It is found that oil film thickness is best predicted by the theory proposed by Coyne and Elrod. .