Design and Fabrication of the First Tribometer in Pakistan
Tribometer is an instrument that offers precise and repeatable wear/friction measurement of a surface. The coefficient of friction is a dimensionless scalar value which describes the ratio of the force of friction between two bodies. It is an empirical measurement; it has to be measured experimentally, and cannot be found through calculations. This tribometer measures coefficient of friction between any two materials in dry test scenario using flat bed approach; moreover it measures both kinetic and dynamic coefficient of friction. As emphasized in the title it is first of its kind being fabricated in Pakistan, which is a huge achievement considering the fact that not much research work is being done in this field in Pakistan. This tribometer is designed to prioritize accuracy and manufacturing cost.
A. Ullah et al., "Design and Fabrication of the First Tribometer in Pakistan", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 2198-2201, 2011