Mechanisms of White Layer Generation With Reference to Machining and Deformation Processes

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B. J. Griffiths

Manufacturing & Engineering Systems Group, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom

J. Tribol 109(3), 525-530 (Jul 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261495 History: Received March 14, 1986; Online October 29, 2009


The term “white-layer” refers to hard layers of material which resist etching and appear featureless and white under the microscope. This paper presents some of the publications on white layer formed during machining and deformation processes. The mechanisms of white layer generation are discussed and to the three traditional mechanisms (usually associated with wear) of rapid heating and cooling, surface reaction and plastic deformation are added pressure, strain rate and cooling rate.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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