Experiments were conducted to examine the effects of friction coefficient on sliding velocity at a slider pad/disk interface lubricated by MoS2 powder film. The powder film was obtained by shearing compacted pellets of MoS2 against a tungsten carbide (WC) disk and was responsible for supporting the slider pad load. The results from the experiments showed that an adverse interfacial friction coefficient leads to a decrement in the sliding velocity. Contrarily, an increased sliding velocity accompanies a favorable (i.e., smaller) friction coefficient at the WC slider pad/disk interface lubricated by the MoS2 powder lubricant film.

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