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Characterisation of friction and lubrication regimes in premium tubular connections

Stewart, F and Le, HR and Williams, JA and Leech, A and Bezensek, B and Roberts, A (2012) Characterisation of friction and lubrication regimes in premium tubular connections. Tribology International, 53. pp. 159-166. ISSN 0301-679X

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A friction test rig has been developed to carry out repeated sliding friction tests for premium tubular connections. The test rig enables accurate measurement of friction in various contact regimes which are relevant to the threaded connections between tubular components. Higher load tests can simulate the contact in metal-to-metal seals under very high contact pressures by using perpendicular pin-on-pin tests. The contact in the thread loading flank under intermediate pressures can be simulated by using larger radius coupon-on-coupon tests. The measured coefficient of friction is well correlated with a lubrication parameter combining lubricant film thickness and initial surface roughness. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 19:14
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 02:53
DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2012.04.011