Thermal Diffusivity Mapping of Friction Surface Using Photo-Thermal Technique

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Kia-Moh Teo, Khalid Lafdi

Center for Advanced Friction Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4343

J. Tribol 123(4), 785-790 (Sep 27, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1331279 History: Received February 07, 2000; Revised September 27, 2000
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Physical model of the photo-thermal measurement technique
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Temperature profile as a function of time at given constant distance from the point source
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Temperature profile as a function of radial distance from the point source at given constant time
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General experimental setup of the photo-thermal measurement technique
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Experimental result for the Poco graphite sample using the photo-thermal measurement technique with a 15 Hz chopping frequency
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Thermal diffusivity values of the Poco graphite at various temperatures using the laser flash method
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Thermal diffusivity values on the friction surface of a new carbon composites aircraft brake
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Thermal diffusivity mapping of a Poco graphite sample measured at 25°C
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Image of the mapped area of a sandwiched sample made up of low and high thermal diffusivity materials
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Thermal diffusivity map of the sandwiched sample taken at 25°C




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