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Nikas, G. K. Parametric and optimisation study of rectangular-rounded, hydraulic, elastomeric, reciprocating seals at temperatures between 54 and +135 C. Lubricants, 2018, 6(3), article 77.
Nikas, G. K. Fast performance-analysis of rectangular-rounded hydraulic reciprocating seals: mathematical model and experimental validation at temperatures between 54 and +135 C. Tribology International, 2018, 128, 34-51.
Nikas, G. K. Friction and wear of seals. ASM Handbook Vol. 18 - Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology (Ed.: G. Totten), 2017, pp. 957-968.
Nikas, G. K., Almond, R. V., and Burridge G. Experimental study of leakage and friction of rectangular, elastomeric, hydraulic seals for reciprocating motion from 54 to +135 C and pressures from 3.4 to 34.5 MPa. Tribology Transactions, 2014, 57(5), 846-865.
Nikas, G. K. Eighty years of research on hydraulic reciprocating seals: review of tribological studies and related topics since the 1930s. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2010, 224(1), 1-23.
Nikas, G. K. Research on the tribology of hydraulic reciprocating seals. First chapter (pp. 11-56) in the book "Tribology Research Trends" (Editor: T. Hasegawa). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers, 2008.
Nikas, G. K. Fundamentals of sealing and tribology of hydraulic reciprocating seals. In: Proceedings of the 1-day seminar "Focus on Reciprocating Seals", organised by the Tribology Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, England, 25 June 2008.
Nikas, G. K., Burridge, G., and Sayles, R. S. Modelling and optimization of rotary vane seals. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2007, 221(6), 699-715.
Nikas, G. K., and Sayles, R. S. Modelling and optimization of composite rectangular reciprocating seals. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2006, 220(4), 395-412.
Nikas, G. K., and Sayles, R. S. Study of leakage and friction of flexible seals for steady motion via a numerical approximation method. Tribology International, 2006, 39(9), 921-936.
Nikas, G. K., and Sayles, R. S. Computational model of tandem rectangular elastomeric seals for reciprocating motion. Tribology International, 2006, 39(7), 622-634.
Nikas, G. K., and Sayles, R. S. Nonlinear elasticity of rectangular elastomeric seals and its effect on elastohydrodynamic numerical analysis. Sealing Technology, 2005, 2005(3), 6-11. Featured article, based on a previous paper of the authors; invited and compiled by Mr R. Flitney, Editor of Sealing Technology.
Nikas, G. K. Theoretical study of solid back-up rings for elastomeric seals in hydraulic actuators. Tribology International, 2004, 37(9), 689-699.
Nikas, G. K., and Sayles, R. S. Nonlinear elasticity of rectangular elastomeric seals and its effect on elastohydrodynamic numerical analysis. Tribology International, 2004, 37(8), 651-660.
Nikas, G. K. Transient elastohydrodynamic lubrication of rectangular elastomeric seals for linear hydraulic actuators. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2003, 217(6), 461-473.
Nikas, G. K. Analytical study of the extrusion of rectangular elastomeric seals for linear hydraulic actuators. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2003, 217(5), 365-373.
Nikas, G. K. Elastohydrodynamics and mechanics of rectangular elastomeric seals for reciprocating piston rods. ASME Journal of Tribology, 2003, 125(1), 60-69.
Rana, A., Sayles, R., Nikas, G., and Jalisi, I. An experimental technique for investigating the sealing principles of reciprocating elastomeric seals for use in linear hydraulic actuator assemblies. In: Proceedings of the 2nd World Tribology Congress, 3-7 September 2001, Vienna, Austria, (proceedings on CD-ROM).

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