Wear Quantification

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A. Ravikiran

Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260

J. Tribol 122(3), 650-656 (Dec 15, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555416 History: Received July 22, 1999; Revised December 15, 1999
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(a) Variation of wear rate, W (m3 /m) with the product PA (P=pressure in Pa, and A=contact area in m2 ); (b) variation of wear rate, and normalized wear rate Wn (m3 /m.m2 ) with contact area A of the pin (hollow squares are experimental values and filled circles are calculated values assuming an average value of 10×10−5 for Wn(W/A); and (c) variation of wear rate, and normalized wear rate with contact area of a copper pin (obtained from Larsen-Badse 8).
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Variation of wear rate, W (m3 /m) and normalized wear rate, Wn (m3 /m.m2 ), of alumina ball slid against alumina flat, as a function of pressure
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Figure showing dependence of wear rate W and independence of normalized wear rate Wn, on the contact area of the pin



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