Metal Wear Detection Apparatus and Method Employing Microfluidic Electronic Device
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.
Zhe, Jiang; Du, Li; Carletta, Joan; and Veillette, Robert J., "Metal Wear Detection Apparatus and Method Employing Microfluidic Electronic Device" (2013). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 989.