Development of a test procedure for sputtered gold as a solid film gear tooth lubricant.
Jones, Dennis Richard
Prowell, Roy W.
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Further work on a solid film lubricant testing apparatus designed and built by M. M. Sampsel was carried out. A power supply was constructed and a sputtered gold film applied to various portions of the apparatus. A torsion bridge was installed and calibrated to determine tooth contact forces. Calibration of strain gages installed to determine tooth radial forces was attempted but difficulties were encountered in determining a strain reading for the unstressed condition. Based on this work, recommendations for design changes were made.
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