Technical reports authored by Dr George K. Nikas

8. Jacob Wallenberg Foundation grant for research and development in materials science. October 2008. Final report for the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Report statistics: 23 pages, 9 figures, 5 appendices.

7. FOREMOST: Fullerene-based opportunities: making optimised surfaces for tribology. December 2007. Technical report for the European Union sponsored project codenamed FOREMOST. Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group. Report statistics: 117 pages, 73 figures including 225 diagrams (90 for rolling contacts and 135 for fretting contacts), 16 tables, 13 detailed equations, 7 appendices.

6. Research of fundamental sealing mechanisms needed for zero-leakage high-reliability rotary vane actuators. October 2004. Technical report for Busak+Shamban (UK), Smiths Aerospace Mechanical Systems (UK), and the British Department of Trade and Industry. Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group. Report statistics: 121 pages, 98 figures containing 189 diagrams, 94 detailed equations.

5. Traction modelling for a toroidal CVT. April 2002. Technical report for Torotrak (Development) Ltd (UK) and the British Department of Trade and Industry. Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group. Report statistics: 77 pages, 29 figures, 46 detailed equations.

4. Determination of polymeric sealing principles for end user high reliability. August 2001. Technical report for Smiths Aerospace Actuation Systems - Cheltenham (UK), Smiths Aerospace Actuation Systems - Wolverhampton (UK), TISPP UK Ltd (UK), and the British Department of Trade and Industry. Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group. Report statistics: 124 pages, 60 figures, 94 detailed equations.

3. Development of a contact fatigue model for Continuously Variable Transmissions. December 1999. Technical report for Torotrak (Development) Ltd (UK). IC Consultants Ltd. Report statistics: 88 pages, 19 figures, 86 detailed equations.

2. A study of lubrication mechanisms using 2-phase fluids with porous bearing materials. April 1998. Technical report for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group.

1. Particle entrapment in an EHD contact of a ball rolling/sliding on a flat surface. April 1996. Technical report for SKF (The Netherlands). Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group. Report statistics: 79 pages, 56 figures, 103 detailed equations.

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