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Harry van Leeuwen (Vlaardingen, 1950) is an assistant professor in tribology in the Multiphase and Reactive Flows Group, headed by Professor Niels Deen, within the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
He obtained B.Sc. (1972) and M.Sc. degrees (1974, cum laude) at Twente University, Enschede, both in tribology, and a teaching license.

Upon finishing his studies he spent 2 years at Twente, and half a year at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and at the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY), to do research in dynamically loaded bearings and seals. In 1977 he joined the Applied Research Department of DAF Trucks in Eindhoven, where he worked on several projects on truck fuel economy (drag resistance optimisation, advisory system for gear shifting, engine bearing calculations).

In 1979 he went to Eindhoven University, where he did research on the lubrication of dynamically loaded lubricated hard contacts (cams) and started to teach tribology in design courses to 3rd year students. In the late 80’s he investigated lubricated soft contacts too, i.e. the lubrication and sealing action of radial lip seals. His research interests have always been in fluid film lubrication. During the late 90's until 2005 he has been mainly engaged in education, both in courses related to general mechanical engineering and tribology, as in topics related to the engineering profession, ethics and the society.

From 2005-2009 he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow with Shell Global Solutions in Hamburg, Germany, at the Shell Technical Centre STCHA (the former Shell PAE Labor). From 2009 he teaches in Engineering Design (BC) and Fuels and Lubricants (MC) courses, and supervises many students as their coach.
His present research interest is in the tribology of lubricating grease and base oils.

Harry van Leeuwen is a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

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film thickness Physics & Astronomy
Thickness measurement Engineering & Materials Science
viscosity Physics & Astronomy
lubricants Physics & Astronomy
Film thickness Engineering & Materials Science
Lubricants Engineering & Materials Science
traction Physics & Astronomy
tribology Earth & Environmental Sciences

Research Output 1977 2019

More accurate alpha values using an indirect approach: Through a more accurate central film thickness formula

van Leeuwen, H., 28 Feb 2019, 14. Arnold Tross Kolloquium, May 25th, 2018. Kuhn, E. (ed.). Aachen: Shaker-Verlag, p. 105-137 33 p. (Reihe Maschinenbau)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

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Film thickness
Viscosity of liquids
Viscosity
Experiments

The Delft EHL diagram from a historic perspective: righting a 50-year-old wrong

van Leeuwen, H. J., 2018, 13. Arnold Tross Kolloquium, 15 May 2017, Hamburg, Germany. Kuhn, E. (ed.). Aachen: Shaker-Verlag, p. 120-157 38 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

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Diesel fuel lubricity testing revisited: Tests von Dieselkraftstoffschmierfähigkeit erneut betrachtet

van Leeuwen, H. J., 2017, 12. Arnold Tross Kolloquium, Juni 2016, Hamburg, Germany. Shaker-Verlag, p. 212-240 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

A paradox in tribosimulation: ball bearing grease friction

van Leeuwen, H. J., 2015, 11. Arnold Tross Kolloquium, 5 Juni 2015, Hamburg, Germany. Kuhn, E. (ed.). Aachen: Shaker-Verlag, p. 287-329 43 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

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Friction

Stretch effects in radial lip seals

Leeuwen, van, H. J., 2014, 10. Arnold Tross Kolloquium, 6 Juni 2014, Hamburg, Germany. Kuhn, E. (ed.). Aachen: Shaker-Verlag, p. 237-266

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

entrainment
load carrying capacity
rubber
image processing
sliding

Student theses

De relatie tussen de pompwerking en het ruwheidsprofiel van radiale lipafdichtingen

Author: Bierkens, H., 30 Jun 2003

Supervisor: Meijer, H. (Supervisor 1), van Leeuwen, H. (Supervisor 2), Kuerten, J. (Supervisor 2) & Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

De smeringstoestand in radiale lipafdichtingen

Author: Habets, M., 29 Feb 2000

Supervisor: Schouten, M. (Supervisor 1), Landheer, D. (Supervisor 2), van Leeuwen, H. (Supervisor 2) & Meesters, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Filmdiktemeting aan radiale lipafdichtingen

Author: Megens, B., 30 Sep 2000

Supervisor: Schouten, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Leeuwen, H. (Coach)

Student thesis: Master

Haalbaarheidsstudie drooglopende Stirling cryogenerator

Author: Snijders, C., 31 Aug 2002

Supervisor: Schouten, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Leeuwen, H. (Coach)

Student thesis: Master

Power loop test rig: variator redesign and development of a power loop test rig

Author: Nelissen, J., 31 May 2003

Supervisor: Liebrand, N. (Supervisor 1), van Rooij, J. (Supervisor 2), Veenhuizen, P. (Supervisor 2), Kok, J. (Supervisor 2) & van Leeuwen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master