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This volume includes two aeroengine projects. In the bearing with minimum lubrication (BEARING LUB) project, ten partners have combined their efforts to develop and validate analytical tools, which can accurately describe heat generation in high speed bearings of any design and lubrication mode for aeroengine applications under their severe running conditions in terms of speed, load and temperature environment. Concurrently, the industrial partners performed full bearing tests to measure heat generation and to validate the code development. The project highlights an integrated approach to improve understanding in bearing design and lubrication, with the ultimate goal being to minimize heat rejection, oil system size and oil volume, and thus weight. The aim of the THIN FILM SENSOR project was to develop thin film thermocouples and dynamic strain gauges, directly sputtered on to aeroengine components, to be used for surface temperature and vibrational strain measurements in compressors and turbines of aeroengines. Four aeroengine manufacturers, an aeronautical research establishment and two laboratories worked together in order to demonstrate the practicability of the promising sensors, under laboratory and simulated and real engine environments, thereby respecting stability, elevated temperature performance, fatigue life, calibration factors and leadout bonding.

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Authors: DUNKER R (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15498 EN (1995) 146pp., FS
Availability: Available from John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Baffins Lane, Chichester PO19 1UD (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-471-95363-6
Record Number: 199610456 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en