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.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published in9th International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2015)
VolumeJournal of Physics: Conference Series 656
CitationTANG, T., MORRIS, N.J. and COUPLAND, J.M., 2015. Optical measurements of cavitation in tribological contacts. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 656, 012119.
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NotesThis paper was also presented at the 9th International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2015), Laussane Switzerland, on Dec 6-10th. This is an Open Access Article. It is published under licence in Journal of Physics: Conference Series by IOP Publishing Ltd under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/