The Fretting Unit offers the following 3 individual services:
- S65: In-service behaviour of components subjected to fretting wear and fretting fatigue: Combined modelling of wear and fatigue finite element simulation and experimental characterization for fatigue life assessment and service optimisation.
- S66: The unit is supported by the surface metrology laboratory for wear track measurement, surface topographical characterization and the identification of damage mechanisms. The lab is equipped with quantitative measuring equipment (optical profilometer: confocal, interferometry and focus variation and tactile profilometer), and on the other hand with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for qualitative surface observations and chemical composition determination (EDX).
- S67: Technical training in tribology (friction, wear, and fretting) and surface metrology ( measurement standards and roughness characterization) for professionals.
MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
Bruker UMT Tribolab
Fretting wear and fretting fatigue tribometer
SensoFar S-Neox. Optical profilometer that includes three techniques (confocal, interferometry and focus variation).
Tactile profilometer MITUTOYO SJ-2010
Universal servo-hydraulic machine MTS-810