College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
A California Polytechnic State University Senior Project team has been tasked by Marvin Engineering Co. to design and build a friction wear test fixture; the fixture is to characterize the coefficient of friction and potential friction wear of various industry adopted metal pairings in an oxygen-free environment. This final design review serves to document project research, full design process, method of operation of final product, and a comprehensive testing procedure.
The R&D department at Marvin Engineering Co. proposed this investigation in order to explore the phenomenon of friction and adhesive wear, specifically the occurrence of galling between stainless steel surfaces. With these findings, Marvin Engineering seeks to establish a test-based method to identify material pairs which provide low friction and wear in an oxygen-deprived environment. Additionally, test candidate material pairs and provide sufficient data to substantiate performance of tested materials.