Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Subject "Friction"
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(2012-05-22)Frictional contacts between solids exist in nature and in a wide range of engineering applications. Friction causes energy loss, and it is the main source of wear and surface degradation which limits the lifetime of ...
Scuffing and wear of engineering materials under different lubrication regimes in the presence of environmentally friendly refrigerants (2011-01-14)In recent years, the air-conditioning industry has been focusing on alternative refrigerants for the replacement of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) due to environmental regulations. HFCs refrigerants have been widely used in the ...
(2016-04-28)This study addresses the importance, procedures and results of experimental measurement of surface properties of brain tissues under normal and frictional contact. Load and friction response is studied in coronal slices ...
(2013-05-24)To meet the higher performance requirements of today’s air-conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) compressors, their operating conditions have been getting harsher under higher speed and load, thus making tribological ...
(2013-05-24)This dissertation develops a robust computational framework for solving solid mechanics problems containing strong or weak discontinuities arising from interfaces. The framework consists of a stabilized version of the ...