P15661: Friction Tester - Reciprocation


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A friction tester is necessary for the research of wear and friction characteristics of various materials and the effect of lubricants. The test system is composed of a reciprocation system and an armature.

The goal of this project is to design and create a functioning reciprocation system for a friction tester. The reciprocation system must secure and heat a material specimen while linearly reciprocating and recording temperature.

There will also need to be a point of interface for the armature as well as a data acquisition system. The reciprocation system dimensions must not exceed 4'x6'. The completed friction tester and all documentation is expected for the end result.

Project Name
Friction Tester- Reciprocation Subsystem
Project Number
Project Family
Friction Tester
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Gary Werth, gdwddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Dr. Iglesias Victoria, pxieme@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Dr. Iglesias Victoria, pxieme@rit.edu

Team Members

 Matt, Tyler, Alexandra, Sean, Ethan

Matt, Tyler, Alexandra, Sean, Ethan

Member Discipline Role Contact
Sean Cummings Mechanical Engineer Lead LabVIEW Engineer swc7425@rit.edu
Ethan Hanson Mechanical Engineer Lead Subsystem Design Engineer ejh7624@rit.edu
Alexandra Woodward Industrial Engineer Project Manager afw6744@rit.edu
Tyler Nigolian Electrical Engineer Data Acquisition System Engineer trn7636@rit.edu
Matthew Lebowitz Electrical Engineer Electrical Component Engineer mal5801@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Full Friction Tester MSDII page

Build, Test, Document

Publications & Presentations


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