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The Dry Sliding Behavior of Aluminum Alloys Against Steel in Sheave Wheel Applications

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R. W. Goldman

The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

A. E. Segall

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Washington State University-Vancouver

J. C. Conway

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University

J. Tribol 123(4), 676-681 (Oct 20, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1339981 History: Received December 28, 1999; Revised October 20, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Pin-on-ring configuration used to evaluate the sliding wear resistance of the candidate materials and coatings
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Cross-section of a 2014-T6 sheave wheel specimen indicating adhesive and abrasive wear
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Wear surface of a 2014-T6 sheave wheel specimen indicating abrasive wear (grooves) and wear particles at B
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Cross-section of a 2014-T6 specimen indicating adhesive wear (lines of shear induced plastic deformation)
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Wear surface of a 2014-T6 specimen indicating adhesive wear (galling) and abrasive wear (grooves at C)
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Cross-section of a 2014-T6 specimen revealing aluminum-oxide particle formations at D
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Cross-section of 7050-T7451 specimen indicating adhesive wear (lines of shear induced plastic deformation) with void formation and coalescence at E
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Cross-section of a C63000 NAB specimen indicating abrasive wear (fracture at wear surface) and crack formations at F
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Cross-section of a C95800 NAB specimen indicating abrasive wear (sub-surface fracture at G) and wear particle formation at H
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Results of multiple regression analysis between volumetric wear rate and three independent variables: yield strength, solidus temperature and inverse post-wear hardness (excluding 2014-T6 data).
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Results of multiple regression analysis between volumetric wear rate and three independent variables: yield strength, solidus temperature and inverse post-wear hardness (excluding 2014-T6 and 7055-T7751 data).

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