Date of Defense


First Advisor

Dr. Philip Guichelaar


Lubrication testing is extremely important to eliminate the money and energy loss which can result from lubrication failure. A lubrication testing system was developed which will be used in Western Michigan University's new research laboratory dedicated to the sciences of wear, friction and lubrication. This testing device is based on the widely used four-ball lubrication testing format. The testing system which was developed is extremely versatile and uses computerized data acquisition to obtain information on the testing conditions and the lubricant's performance.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only