ESF Tribology, Hydrodynamic Lubrication and the Flexibly Operated Lens Finisher

  • W. A. Bullough
  • P. L. Wong
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)


The aim of this section is to present what information is available and relevant to the tribological performance of moving surfaces in or in near contact with ESF. This is done by first reviewing the sparse amount of theoretical work in the literature and then concentrating on the experimental results achieved from practical tests. Though the outcome is not in the form of a precise friction and wear control design methodology it probably constitutes the best guide to the selection of suitable or possible operating conditions at the present time. The above is done in loose connection with forced tribological situations/abrasive particle machining aspects and an — outline description of the first ESF based flexible machine in this sphere of endeavour — the QED litho-lens polisher


Base Fluid Carbonyl Iron Plastic Viscosity Yield Stress Fluid Electrorheological Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Bullough
    • 1
  • P. L. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Smart Machines, Materials and Related Technologies UnitThe University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

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