Friction and Wear With a Fully Melting Surface

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A. K. Stiffler

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Miss. 39762

J. Tribol 106(3), 416-419 (Jul 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260949 History: Received February 03, 1982; Online October 29, 2009


A theoretical model for melt lubrication is given which depends on the mass melt rate itself to develop load support between parallel surfaces. Expressions are derived for film thickness and temperature, coefficient of friction, and wear. The theory is applied to projectile rotating bands and ice skating.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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