A note on the lubrication of composite slippers in water-based axial piston pumps and motors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-437
Journal / PublicationWear
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes


Friction measurements of water-based slippers are presented. It is shown that the measured values are consistent with the clearances predicted using the analysis developed for oil-based slippers, although the clearances are now typically below 1 μm. The successful operation appears to depend on the ability of the surfaces to polish to roughness values well below this. © 1991.