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A NEW PIN ON DISC MICROTRIBOMETER


Ciprian STAMATE

 

Dumitru N. OLARU

dumitru_olaru@yahoo.com

 

 

"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University Iasi, ROMANIA


 

Abstract. To investigate the sliding friction in microsystems, a new pin on disc microtribometer having the normal load between 5 and 150 mN has been realized. Experimental investigations were performed to determine the friction coefficient between a steel spherical surface and a steel, glass or silicon flat surface. The new pin on disc microtribometer was attached to a CSM Microtribometer and friction forces with magnitude of 1-10 mN have been experimentally measured.
 

 

Keywords: pin disc machine, microsystems, microtribometer, sliding friction

 

 

References

  1. Olaru, D. N., Stamate, C., Prisacaru, Gh., Lorenz, P., 2008, The Influence of the Surface Condensed Water on Rolling Friction in Microsystems, Proc. of 53rd IWK Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium, T.U.Ilmenau, 8-12 Sept.