Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Metal Wear Detection Apparatus and Method Employing Microfluidic Electronic Device

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

9-3-2013

Abstract

An apparatus and a method for detection of wear particles in a lubricant are disclosed. The apparatus includes a microfluidic device including a microchannel sized for a lubricant containing wear particles to pass therethrough and first and second electrodes extending into the microchannel. A detection system is coupled with the electrodes for detection of wear particles passing through the microchannel, based on a change in capacitance of the electrodes.

Publication Title

US8522604 B2

Comments

Application Number: US 12/609,125

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