DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERFEROMETRIC TECHNIQUE TO BE USED IN MEASURING MICRON LEVEL CLEARANCES FILLED WITH A LUBRICANT


Yildirim M., DURSUNKAYA Z., Okutucu T.

ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Tennessee, United States Of America, 19 - 21 October 2009, pp.151-153 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1115/ijtc2009-15094
  • City: Tennessee
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-153

Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop an interferometric technique to measure micron level clearances occurring in small piston-cylinder arrangements; such as hermetically sealed compressors. A Cartesian model of the piston cylinder arrangement is manufactured and lateral and vertical motions are generated via a step motor, and micrometers, respectively, to simulate the piston motion and the change of clearance during the motion. Experiments are conducted in air and a lubricant. Measurements show the important effect of surface waviness of the mirror and the effect of the motion of the carriage at micron level measurements.